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Old 03-18-2012, 06:18 PM
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Can you tell us some more about this? Hoe does all this work? Do you create a whole bunch of fake accounts on such sites and then give the business owner 5 star reviews?

Also what is your view on the best way to manage bad reviews? Same thing, just overwhelm a bad review with a lot of good ones?

Here is the very basic idea,

- Set up a website that displays a smiley face or a frowny face
- Design a post card or business card saying something like "we value your opinion at the top" give them the website address "reviewgopherforum.com"

- Hand them out to every single person that they do business with. Ask for them to review your service as a "personal favor". They will....

So they get the card that you hand them, you have asked them to review your service as a personal favor. They go home and get on your website "reviewgopherforum.com" and they are brought to the single page with a smiley face and a frowny face.

When they click they smiley face, I have a custom made script that drops down an option box were they can leave a review on review sites ie. google places, yahoo, trip adviser, many more...

When they click the frowny face it redirects them to a contact form asking them to explain the problem. We have a very nice looking form that they fill out. When they complete the form and send it. It sends it to the business owner or upper management.

This does a few things... It only posts GOOD reviews on review sites, it gets the bad reviews into the hands of someone who can actually do something about it, and it stops "winers" from going ape **** and leaving bad reviews all over the net.

Also, if you ever encounter a very upset customer you can simply give them a card and tell them that you would love to hear about the problem in depth and that their encounter will go through a resolution process.

If the details are confusing here is a little example of a web page.

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Here is the very basic idea,

- Set up a website that displays a smiley face or a frowny face
- Design a post card or business card saying something like "we value your opinion at the top" give them the website address "reviewgopherforum.com"

- Hand them out to every single person that they do business with. Ask for them to review your service as a "personal favor". They will....

So they get the card that you hand them, you have asked them to review your service as a personal favor. They go home and get on your website "reviewgopherforum.com" and they are brought to the single page with a smiley face and a frowny face.

When they click they smiley face, I have a custom made script that drops down an option box were they can leave a review on review sites ie. google places, yahoo, trip adviser, many more...

When they click the frowny face it redirects them to a contact form asking them to explain the problem. We have a very nice looking form that they fill out. When they complete the form and send it. It sends it to the business owner or upper management.

This does a few things... It only posts GOOD reviews on review sites, it gets the bad reviews into the hands of someone who can actually do something about it, and it stops "winers" from going ape **** and leaving bad reviews all over the net.

Also, if you ever encounter a very upset customer you can simply give them a card and tell them that you would love to hear about the problem in depth and that their encounter will go through a resolution process.
That is a good idea that way you can send all of your reviews to sites that can help your search ratings....
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Very interesting! It seems that negative reviewers are more driven/motivated to post reviews about you then positive reviewers.

So maybe this can help allow the negative reviewers to get some satisfaction, like you said before they go ape **** across the internet.

These review sites cut both ways so look out!
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Our company has been extremely successful on Angie's List - so I thought I'd put in my 2 cents. We've had a presence on the site for several years and have earned the Super Service Award in several categories for the last 2 years. Most of our new customers come from this website - and they are GREAT customers.

Business cannot add themselves to the site. You must be added by a customer. Once you have been added, you can choose to advertise. However, only the businesses with top ratings are allowed to advertise or offer a coupon/discount.

Once you get on Angie's List, be sure to update your profile and keep your info up to date as much as possible. There is also a way to compare your current customer list to Angie's List member database to see if there are any matches - if so, you can request your current customer to leave a review for you.

We no longer advertise any other way and are busier than ever this spring....and I owe it to this website for sure.

Hope that helps!!
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Our company has been extremely successful on Angie's List - so I thought I'd put in my 2 cents. We've had a presence on the site for several years and have earned the Super Service Award in several categories for the last 2 years.
Do you have any suggestions for others as to how to get good reviews on that site and how to get your customers to review you at all? It seems most customers won't write a review because it takes extra effort. Is there anything you can do to get them to do this?
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I just got another "A" rating from someone I've done work for.


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Should you somehow promote that in your marketing?
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Should you somehow promote that in your marketing?
I'm looking into it.

Once you have a certain level of ratings with them, you are permitted to use the Angie's List logo in your advertising.
It's trademarked and there are restrictions on the use of the name and logo (obviously), so you can't just start slapping their info in your ads.
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Received my third positive review...
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WOW! Now it will be fascinating to see how that effects where your new customers find you from.
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