Best Practices for Small Businesses to Get Better Online Reviews

Eric Welke Best Practices, Online Reviews, Small Business Leave a Comment

A potential customer is looking for a place to purchase lumber and a hungry family is looking for a new restaurant to try, and they are all looking at online reviews. When opening an online site or app that lists all local businesses, customers want to find a place with mostly positive reviews and a decent number of ratings. Clients and customers want confidence in your business when they first walk through your doors and online reviews help boost that confidence. Whatever your small business, you want to keep focus on ensuring your customers are happy and therefore, more willing to leave you positive reviews online. It is well known that these reviews are read by the public and can bring you more business. Unfortunately, it is a bad experience that often prompts a consumer to actually leave a review. Hopefully, it is a fluke for someone to have a …

Best Business and Company Online Review Sites – A Cheat Sheet by Industry

Eric Welke Cheat Sheets, Online Reviews 2 Comments

Online review websites are gaining more and more traffic as customers and travelers seek the best businesses for their money and families to go. As the Internet world of reviews becomes more and more common, more review sites are popping up and it can seem overwhelming for the average customer and even small business owner to know which sites are best to focus on. As a rule of thumb, it is best to stick to the bigger, more known sites. There are two types of review sites: First, there are the general websites that offer a place for reviews of all kinds of businesses and even medical professionals. And second, there are designated reviews sites for specifically focused industries. There are probably several review websites you have already heard of and even used; however, there are some you may have forgotten or did not know existed. RenegadeWorks has compiled a list …

Online Reputation and Online Reviews Statistics You Need to Know

Eric Welke Online Reviews, Reputation Management, Statistics 3 Comments

The World Wide Web has truly transformed the world; including, the way in which people communicate, gather and provide information, the ability to watch hundreds of videos without moving from a couch, and arguably one of the most important ways the internet has changed the world: the access to every individual and business online. With access to you or your company only a click away for billions of people, your online reputation is extremely important. The days of just a few critics writing a column in the Sunday newspaper have passed with the common world of the Internet. Today, we live in a culture that takes multiple voices to form opinions about a business. This can work in your favor or against you. Within minutes, your name could be branded positively or negatively in the minds of the world with just one web search. Customer reviews will either make or …