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    Post Asking for Reviews (Post Google Apocalypse)


    Since Google starting clamping down on review solicitation, particularly in the dental and auto dealer worlds, many businesses have expressed fear, dismay and discouragement about reviews in general and Google’s review policies in particular.

    Mike's suggestion? Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.


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    Re: Asking for Reviews (Post Google Apocalypse)

    I originally added Mike's post yesterday to the "Valiant Effort" review thread, but then late last night Scooped it too.

    Here's a direct link to the post at Mikes: Asking for Reviews (Post Google Apocalypse)

    If you have not read yet OR have not scanned all the comments, head over and do it now.
    Very sound advice!
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    Re: Asking for Reviews (Post Google Apocalypse)

    This was discussed today at the SMXEast LocalU Workshop and Mike Blumenthal stated the obvious (which I didn't think of before )

    Sometimes we're guilty of putting the blinders on and focusing too much on Google reviews. The best strategy is to diversify our reviews.

    I'm especially guilty of thinking Google reviews are the only place- but it's best to spread the reviews to Citysearch, Yelp, Insiderpages, etc.

    Don't be afraid to provide links on your website to your top review sites.
    Chris Ratchford
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    Re: Asking for Reviews (Post Google Apocalypse)

    Thanks Chris!

    A bunch of other important review tips came out of LocalU / SMX today.

    Joel said duplicate reviews are being pulled. So if a customer posts the same review somewhere else OR if the SMB posts a cope of their Google review on their site, it can get pulled.

    Kinda makes sense because that's what a lot of the low end rep management companies do I think - just post the same review multiple places.

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