Your Online Reviews Matter
- 86% of consumers read reviews of local businesses (including 95% of people aged 18-35).
- 91% of 18 to 34-year-olds trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.
- 40% of consumers only take into account reviews written within the past two weeks.
- Consumers read an average of 10 online reviews before feeling able to trust a local business.
- 74% of local businesses have at least one review on Google.
- The purchase likelihood for a product with five reviews is 270% greater than a product with zero reviews.
Negative Reviews Really Matter
- 57% of consumers only use businesses with 4 or more review stars.
- Having a 5-star rating earns a business 39% more clicks from Google Local than having a 1-star rating.
- Going from a 3-star rating to a 5-star rating gets a business 25% more clicks from Google Local Pack.
- Improving your review star rating by 1.5 could equal 13,000 more leads.
- Only 5% of businesses have a Google average star rating below 3 stars, while 61% have 4-5 stars.
- Every 1-star increase in a Yelp rating leads to a 5-9% increase in revenue.
Control Your Reputation
- Many businesses haven't even gained control over their business listings on review sites. That's your first step.
- The next step is to study your existing reviews in order to develop a strategy for addressing any comments.
- Business profiles should be optimized to present the best image of your company.
- The language you use on your profile should both appeal to visitors to your profile and be written to attract search traffic.
- You should track your review analytics to measure your progress and effectiveness.
- Lastly, you should have an organizational process in place to consistently ensure positive reviews while addressing the negative customer experiences that lead to bad reviews.
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Put Your Fans To Work
No problem. We're here to help you turn your online reviews around by putting in place a review engine that will drive consistent, quality ratings and comments on your business profiles.
Contact us today for an initial phone consultation.