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Among all of the other online ratings, there is an easy and fairly frictionless way to increase your Google reviews and thereby improve your Google ranking. Here is an easy way to create a link that will take people directly to your Google reviews and pre-populate the review with 5 stars.

Here's How (If you would like me to do it for you, just shoot me a PM)

1. Search for your business. Usually your business name and city and state will get you there. This is an example for one of our illustrious ASO leaders
    
NOTE: UPDATE : Make sure that the search you use is as specific as possible. Including the city & state or Google may take others to the wrong place (see post lower in this thread)

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2. Click on 'Write a review

3. When it brings up a review STOP there. Go to the long URL at the top of the screen and add a 5 to the end.

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4. Highlight and copy the entire URL.  (To copy, either right-click and choose copy or just type CTRL-C)

5. Go to http://Goo.gl  (Google's URL Shortener) and paste that long URL into the box (To paste, either right-click and choose paste or just type CTRL-V)

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6. Click to copy the shortened URL and paste it somewhere you can find it or write it down (exact capitalization is required). In this case it's: goo.gl/WkHvCJ

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7. Test the the shortened URL by pasting or typing it into your browser. If it worked, you should get something like this. Note that all 5 stars are already gold!

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Now that you have the link, you can...

  • Add it to your website
  • Include it in your emails
  • Include it in your TextBox text message thank yous!

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Of course, providing awesome service so they keep the 5 stars and add positive comments is in your court!🚗

 

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This is great. Google reviews have been a HUGE part of my business. I send a follow up email and word it like this when asking for a review:

 

"If you are completely satisfied, would you consider leaving us a review? If you cannot give us 5 stars, please let us know what we can do to change your mind."

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5 minutes ago, mmotley said:

Hmmmm, don't know how to edit on this new forum layout, but make that 3 5-star reviews in 2 days!!!

(If you are accessing the forums via a PC, there should be an 'Edit' button for your previous posts in the lower right corner)

Which method are you using to send the link to customers?

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3 minutes ago, John Fabrega said:

(If you are accessing the forums via a PC, there should be an 'Edit' button for your previous posts in the lower right corner)

Which method are you using to send the link to customers?

Strange, the message I just posted ' Hmmmm, don't know how to edit on this new forum layout, but make that 3 5-star reviews in 2 days!!!' has the edit option, but my first post does not. I only have the option to quote it...

 

I use Kukui, which generates an automatic follow up email when we close out a invoice. Anyone who leaves a five star review through their system I send another email asking: 

"Mrs. Jones, thanks so much for the review you left on our website! If you have a spare moment, I'd really appreciate it if you would take the time to share it on Google, also. A lot of people look at our rating on Google, but never take the time to check out our website. You can leave us a review on Google at:

 
 
Thanks,
 
Matt"
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NOTE: Make sure that the search you use is as specific as possible. Including the City & State usually works. Otherwise, you may be sending Google Juice to others.

When I clicked on Matt's link above, it took me to Premier Motorcars in Tallahassee and I thought 'small world'!... until I contacted Matt to get together for coffee and he said he is in Texas. (long drive for coffee). If the search term in the link is broad and gets a lot of matches, Google will pick the closest geographical match.

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Not quite as nicely, but. If you go to your page (example: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessTextBox/    ) then add reviews to the end and hit enter, it becomes https://www.facebook.com/pg/BusinessTextBox/reviews/  you can then use the URL shortner described previously. Unfortunately there desn't seem to be a way to pre-populate the level of review.

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