Question: > I enjoyed your webinar on SEO a couple of weeks ago. I have a bed & breakfast near Seattle. Can you pls tell me how to get reviews posted onto my Google Plus? I notice that some competitors have LOTS of reviews. I have lots of great r
Answer: First, you have to CLAIM your Google+ local listing. Find it via http://www.google.com/places/, usually done via a phone or address with postcard verification.
Second, optimize your Google+ local page with a KEYWORD heavy business name and description, plus choose Google categories that accurately describe your business. Add some photos, etc., to spice up your page.
Third, get reviews. To do this, you have to ASK people to review you. Ask your happy customers to review you… those that have GMAIL / Google Accounts / Google+ accounts it’s pretty simple. They just need to get to your listing and click on the WRITE A REVIEW button. I recommend using a URL shortener like bit.ly to shorten your long Google+ URL into a short one, and then email that out to clients.
There is no magic process for getting reviews, other than to systematically ask happy customers if they would please review you. You will ask 100 customers to get 1 or 2 to review you – that’s just how it is.
I teach all of this in my Local SEO class.
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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