Soliciting Google My Business Reviews and Angie’s List Reviews can seem like you’re asking your clients to do a lot. But if you provide a quick, no-hassle, direct link to the page, you can be more confident that your customers will actually click the link and write a review.
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Here’s how to provide a direct link for your clients to write a Google My Business review.
- Step 1: If you don’t have a Google My Business account, you’ll need to create one. You can use this link to get started.
- Step 2: Once you have a verified Google account for your business, do a Google search for your business where you are listed #1 and your company bio appears in the right column (see image below). If you can’t seem to find a search query that places you #1, then you may need to hire an SEO company — like Radiant Design ;-)— but if you get very specific with your search (company name, city, etc), then you should find a query that places you at the top.
- Step 3: Make sure you’re logged OUT of your Google Account. Then, look for the Write a review button in the right column. Click that link. It will open a pop-up window but you want to copy the URL that appears in the address bar. It will be long. See the image below for an example.
- Step 4: Then, write a short email to your clients asking for a quick 5-star review of your company. Include the URL and let them know it will only take a minute.
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Here’s how to provide a direct link for your clients to write an Angie’s List review.
- Step 1: Login to your Angie’s List Business Center account. Then, click Your Review Link under the Reviews tab. From there, you can either copy the code in the box, or just copy the provided URL and paste it into the email that you write to your clients. Keep in mind that for Angie’s List reviews, the customer needs to be verified so if they’re not already a logged-in Angie’s List member, they’ll need to provide additional personal information and will be given an Angie’s List account, which might be a deterrent. Personally, I’d make sure to preface these requests as “for Angie’s List members only”.
Copyright 2016 by Tom Lempner and Radiant Design.