STEP 1: Get your Link HERE.
Darren Shaw over at Whitespark created a great tool that generates a reasonable looking link that points directly to where folks just start typing a review for you. The link to my business looks like this – it’s still ugly but it at least it’s accurate:
STEP 2: Shorten your link.
➤ You can simply embed that link into your text in an email like this – “Please go HERE to write a review for my business“.
➤ You can use a URL Shortner like Bit.ly or Ow.ly or just search on Google for URL Shortener.
➤ You can create a custom URL on your website to look like a Pro!
For example it could look like this: https://bighornlocal.com/google-review/
If you need help creating your own custom URL on your website, let’s discuss on our next strategy call.
STEP 3: Make personalized requests for reviews EACH WEEK!
You can do it!!
We all know that it’s not easy to solicit Google reviews. Sometimes you must pester, coerce, bribe, or incentivize people to get it done. Creating an attractive link in a personalized email or even on your website can make it that much easier for customers to actually write a review!
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