eHost Recommended

Wednesday

Review Sites You Need to Be On








When you’re in the business of anything, whether it’s providing parts washing accessories to green-conscious customers or baking delicious vegan goodness, your reputation matters. Unfortunately, what other people think of you doesn’t end in high school. There are seemingly endless review sites floating around online and potential customers aren’t shy about checking out what other people have to say. This can be a great thing or a horrible thing, depending on how your business stacks up.


In reality everyone knows there are always two sides to a story. However, that can be a hard pill to swallow when a customer is looking at a scathing (or even slightly negative) review. The best course of action is to appease the unhappy customer to have the review modified or removed. The next step is to make sure your business is shining brightly on some of the most important review sites.


Review management is part of online reputation management. It’s just as important as keeping on top of your SEO strategy, having the right business intelligence (BI) platform, and making sure that if you have a blog you’re keeping up with regular posts. Make sure your web hosting service is strong so that your site loads quickly. Of course, negative reviews can be challenging to face. Nobody likes to be spoken badly about, even by strangers (or even especially by strangers!).


Don’t Miss Out on These Sites


Heard of Yelp? Of course, you have, and you need to be on it. This isn’t the only site that has some serious pull. If you can get reviewed on Angie’s List for testing services, you’re golden. This is a site that attracts customers who are willing to pay a little extra for prime service and products. However, Angie’s List and those like it are also niches with a much smaller audience. Not just anybody can write reviews on these sites.


Consumer Reports is often one of the first places people go to check out the quality of a business. Other popular sites include Wired, Consumer Search, and Epinions. Keep in mind that there are hundreds of online options for consumers to find a business they feel comfortable with. Do you know how many you’re on if any?


Know Where You Stand


It’s always wise to Google your business to see what kind of web presence you have. Remember that having no web presence outside of your own website is often seen as a red flag. There may be some reviews out there that you’re completely unaware of. This needs to be a continuous part of managing your SEO (search engine optimization). Keep track of your reviews and prioritize upping your rankings.


Sign up for Google Alerts and include your name, your business name, employee names and any other keywords that are connected to your business. You’ll get an email if and when any mention of these keywords shows up online.


How to Implement Changes


If you do stumble across a less than stellar review, see about having it changed according to that site’s procedures (either contacting the reviewer or the web host if it’s truly an unfair review). However, spreading the word about your business on the most popular sites is the best way to up your SEO rankings and possible how much business you’re doing.


The most ethical way to do this is by encouraging customers to write reviews. Offer them a discount on services for a review that you check. Another option is hiring official reviewers whose sole job is to check out your products and write reviews. If you cannot afford a full-time employee, a part-time college student (preferably with an interest or background in green products) can often be hired for minimum wage.


Keep in mind that reviews are part of marketing and need to be taken seriously—after all, it’s your reputation on the line.



  •  

  •  

  •  

  •  

  •  




Disclosure: In full disclosure, it is safe to assume that the site owner is benefiting financially or otherwise from everything you click on, read, or look at while on my website. This is not to say that is the case with all content, as all publications on the site are original and written to provide value and references to our audience.

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Got questions? Ask ’em below! While we’re here, you might like to give any feedback about this Post, Your comment inspire us to continuous Improvement of This Blog and Contents. Your words are your own, so be nice and helpful if you can. Please, only use your REAL NAME, not your business name or keywords. Using business name or keywords instead of your real name will lead to the comment being deleted. Anonymous commenting is not allowed either. Limit the amount of links submitted in your comment. We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it please.

Popular Posts

Categories

Blogger Seo How To Widgets apps Global News Games Android Tricks Tools Apk Internet Tips From Source Social Media Blogger Tips Blog Designs Adsense Personalization Others Blogging BLOGGING TIPS Posts css Comments Make Money Music-Audio Role Playing Tech News Adventure Facebook Image Effects jQuery Menus Photography Productivity Social Theme Racing Tech Tips Action Arcade Reviews Smart Phone Alexa Business GPS Launchers Maps Navigation Weather Windows featured Affiliate Blogger Tools Communication Domain Google Health-Fitness Infolinks Live Wallpapers Samsung Simulation Travel-Local Tutorial Utility world Affilate Media-Video OS Tech Plugin Strategy Themes blogger page money people wise founder Board Books-Reference Business Tycoon Card Cyber News Gadgets Google Search HTC Hosting JS Keywords Online Shopping Rapper Root Security Tech Facts Twitter WiFi billionaire entrepreneur goals iPad rich success Actor Alain Wertheimer Antivirus App Apple Arcade-Action CK Hutchison Holdings Camera Candy Crush Cracking Disqus Email Marketing Entertainment Exploits Extensions Game Gucci Mane Net Worth HTML Hackers Hacking House of Chanel Hutchison Whampoa Information Gathering JOB TIPS Joomla Kid Rock Net Worth Laurene Powell Jobs Laurene Powell Jobs Net Worth Li Ka-shing Li Ka-shing Net Worth Lifestyle Mobile Hacking Nepal Office PHP Payoneer Personalisation Producer Puzzle Releted Posts Review Scripts Singer Steve Jobs Template Video Players-Editors Virtual Card Vulnerability Web Development Web Hosting Website Hacking Website Security Zero Day bill gates chanel company dreams drug dubai eCommerce first million gucci mane 2015 net worth gucci mane net worth 2015 gucci mane networth health how much money is gucci mane worth iPhone instagram investor kid rock net worth 2015 kid rock net worth 2016 kid rock networth kid rocks net worth l Marketing lana rose life luxury millionaire mo vlogs modafinil motivation slideshows star wealth youtube

Blog Archive