Don't get caught up in just those (hopefully few) bad reviews.
A good or bad reputation can mean the difference between your business thriving and expanding, or closing your doors for good. In this digital age, your business’s reputation is controlled by consumers using online review platforms like Google, Yelp and Facebook to announce the quality of your business to the masses in a very public way. The good news is allows you as well prepared business owners to easily monitor and manage your online reputation, a power that can be put to good use by responding in a timely manner to the reviews your business receives.
While negative reviews often get this most attention, positive reviews are even more important! It’s important to respond to positive reviews to thank customers for taking the time to review your business and to encourage others to do the same.
With 92% of consumers reading reviews online, businesses can’t afford to sit on the sidelines. A strategically-effective response will help ensure that a happy first time customer becomes a regular, and 70% of complaining customers will come back if you resolve the complaint in their favor. The first step is engaging with them.
So, How should you respond to positive reviews?It’s simple. Thank the customer, name drop, promote and tell the customer what to do!
Give a personal thank you and be specific
Use the business name and keywords
Market, market, market...did we mention market?
Give your customer a subtle call to action
As you can see, there’s a lot of potential hidden in a positive review response. Instead of one advertisement to rule them all, each review is an opportunity to sell your business!
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