What keeps you from getting reviews? I know exactly why you aren't getting the positive reviews you need. You do not ask for them. . Ask the right people at the right time for a great review. Let them know you are attempting to improve your online profile.
Reviews are critical to your overal ranking when it comes to SEO (search engine optimization). Reviews are strictly between your customers and you. This is the type of data Google loves the most.
Client I know were impacted by negative reviews when they had so few it really hurt them. If you have 8 great reviews and someone leaves you a bad one, you won't notice as much impact. Just get 5 more good ones. It will make you look well rounded. Do not wait until you have to react to a negative one. The energy won't be the same when you HAVE to ask. Just respond in real time with real clients and express that great reviews and referrals are the best way to thank you.
When it comes to Google, Google loves Google Reviews. Reviews are not all that matter but they are weighted heavily. Google Reviews are not all that is important either. Yelp reviews show on Bing. Have you ever noticed when searching for Dentists, who dominates? in a certain geography? Have you ever seen anyone in a top ranking position (that has competition) that doesn't have a more positive reviews than anyone else? I can give you all the complicated reasons why this is true. Would it matter? All content leads to Google and Google ranks the number of entities you have out there heavily. Reviews on other sites help you twice. The fact is you know you need them, get them now when it's easier. Whenever people are delighted and tell you so, ask for the review right then. When someone says. "Oh thank you so much. I really appreciate your help." or "I love coming here." or "You are always so great here." You say. "We really appreciate your positive feedback. You where this would really help us? If you would please go online and review us. It would help us so much. We are attempting to improve our online performance." Thank them in advance. Remember to say it every time someone gives you a great compliment.
Give great reviews! This helps businesses so much. It is FREE! Businesses give so much in order to acquire a client. Much of the profit from a business goes to marketing overhead. Great Reviews is a way you give feedback to that hard working business owner about everything they have done right. Everyone needs that including YOU. I have found we get what we give if you know what I mean.