Question: If you are sending a review request to clients, would you send them a link to Google or Yelp or both? One over the other?
Question: If you modify your Google Local listing, how soon should you expect to see a change from Google?
Answer: Getting reviews, successfully, is all about relationships. For most customers, asking for one review is a big favor. So I would either alternate, asking one customer to Yelp you and another to review you on Google Places. Or, I would have both on the form or email and ask them to do one.
In terms of modifying your information, the pick up on a live listing can be quite quick – within hours. The pickup of a new listing can be very slow, however. I am not sure why some listings are picked up very quickly and others are very slow.
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