Local SEO: Asking for Google Reviews
So, you’re looking to improve your local SEO? If you don’t have one already, sign up for a Google My Business Page ASAP, and meet us back in this blog. It’s free and EASY, and one of the coolest features is the SEO boost that Google rewards your business with.
Why Google Reviews Are Important
Beyond the SEO value, prospective buyers use reviews to validate their purchase and also assist in helping your business stand out among your competitors. But, how do you ask current or recent customers to leave a review? Even further, by having reviews on Google, the search engine recognizes that people have validate your business – which improves your ranking.
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How To Get Google Reviews
First of all, whenever you are asking something from a client, MAKE IT EASY. Always include a link, and be polite. One trick is always leaving a closing sentence in your signature such as:
"Are you satisfied with the service from Creative DSM? Consider leaving a Google Review here :)" (add link)
Or "As a small business we always appreciate Google Reviews to see how we are doing. We appreciate your business!" (add link)
Another way is to send and email requesting a review - but only send it once every 3 months if they don't take action the first time. You never want to force a review, or do exchanges for it as it's against Google policy. But a polite ask is better than not receiving anything. :) .
Our Best Tips For Asking Customers For Google Reviews via Email
It is important to follow some basic best practices when reaching out to a customer via email and asking for a Google review. By doing so, you can help increase your chances of them following through and leaving a positive review.
1. Be Timely.
2. Include a Review Link.
3. Use Personalization.
4. Keep It Short.
Google Review Email Template
Now that you know some best practices, you’re ready to draft up your email and start bringing in some Google reviews for your business. Check out the below template to help get you started!
Hey there, [FIRST NAME]-
We want to take a minute to thank you for letting us [TYPE OF SERVICE] with [YOUR COMPANY NAME]! We really appreciate your business and truly value [CUSTOMER’S COMPANY NAME] as a customer.
As a small business that cares about the community, customer satisfaction is extremely important to us and we'd love to hear your feedback on how you feel about our service! If you could take a few minutes to leave a Google review [INCLUDE LINK] for us, we'd be extremely grateful.
To submit your review, simply click below and let us know what you think!
[INSERT CTA/BUTTON WITH GOOGLE REVIEW LINK]
Seriously though, thanks for being such a rockstar customer. You guys are the reason why we’re out here, and we are very appreciative! If you have any questions or would like to speak directly about your [TYPE OF SERVICE], feel free to contact us [INCLUDE LINK] at any time.
[YOU/YOUR SALES REPS NAME]