Question: What is black listing?
Question: When I have ask my customers do reviews for my business, how is the best way to approch them and get my employees to approach them to write us a review and should I ask already established cutomers
Answer: Black listing is a term used in SEO meaning that Google has barred you from the index. Abusing the system may get you blacklisted. In Google Places, for example, submitting false reviews, for example, or double-listing businesses might get you blacklisted.
In terms of reviews, there is nothing wrong from encouraging happy customers to review your business. I recommend making that part of your sales process. At the end of a customer engagement, ask the customer if he/she was satisified. If so, ask them to Yelp you and/or review you on Google Places. I recommend using a URL shortener like bit.ly to provide a short link to your Google Places account, to make it as easy as possible for happy customers to find, and review, you.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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