If you've ever used Google Maps to search for reviews on a business listing, then you're not alone! 87% of people will pick a local business based on their reviews on Google Maps.
If you own or manage a business then you need a listing in Google Maps. It's where about 90% of people are looking for businesses like yours. Even more than a listing in Google Maps, you need reviews on Google Maps. Well I suppose you need them both a lot, but you get the point!
Reviews help your business get found in Google Maps, and a listing alone isn't enough. The more 5-star ratings you have for your listing in Google Maps, the higher it's going to rank. This is especially important if you have a lot of competitors in your local area, or if you're a new business.
If you're a new business then you 100% need to add place in Google maps TODAY so people can find you. Without your place in Google Maps, you're virtually invisible, which is not good for a business!
Click here to learn how to get a listing in Google Maps, or have someone create it for you today.
Are you wondering how to get reviews on Google Maps? Don't worry, that's what we're here for!
Here are a few ideas:
1. You can get reviews on Google Maps by providing an incentive to your happy customers. This could be coupons, discounts, or something else they'll value. Offer them a chance to win something too; this will further incentivize reviews!
2. You can ask customers to review your business on Google Maps by asking them personally and politely (this is a free tactic, but it also helps build relationships with your customers). If you have their email address then shoot them a quick note asking if they wouldn't mind leaving reviews for you!
3. You can text message your customers your "leave a Google review link" which will link to your Google review page. Not sure how to generate a Google review link? Email email@example.com and we'll show you how to do it for free.
There are many ways to ask customers to leave you reviews on Google Maps, the most important thing is that you just ask for them. After every customer purchase or service is completed, just send your link to Google review page and sit back until they leave you a nice 5-star review, then thank them publicly.
If you reply to your reviews you'll rank higher, you'll build relationships with customers, and more customers will want to do business with you.
If you want help with how to send Google review links or are afraid you'll get negative reviews, then you'll definitely want to check out Merchynt - the number 1 way small business owners can get only good reviews on Google Maps.