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3 Clever Ways to Ask for Google Reviews

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You run a fast-food restaurant in Boise and are looking forward to getting as many restaurant reservations as you possibly can.

As a fast-food restaurant owner, you’d want your website to rank at the top for local keywords like “top fast-food restaurants boise” or “best fast food joint boise” or something similar.

But at the same time, you’d love nothing more than to see your restaurant name appearing at the top of Google Local 3-Pack.

And while Google takes many factors into consideration to determine which Google Business listings should rank at the top of Google Local 3-Pack, one crucial factor that every single business should focus on is the reviews on their Google Business Profile.

93% of people read reviews in today’s digital world before purchasing a product or service. About 94% of businesses have reported that an online review has convinced them to avoid making a bad purchase. At the same time, it’s important to note that companies with more than 200 reviews generate 2x as much revenue. 

Focusing on getting 5-star reviews can help you boost your Google Business Profile and position your business as a trustworthy and reliable business. 

While asking your customers to leave their valuable feedback on your Google profile is critical, you want to make sure that you reach out to them smartly. After all, you wouldn’t want to flood their inbox with desperate DMs asking them for reviews.

We’ve put together this blog post to help you bett

er understand how to ask your customers to drop Google reviews cleverly. Throughout this post, we’ll show you the three most clever ways you should consider asking for Google reviews in 2022 & beyond.

We’re so excited to share this with you.

So, let’s look at these three ways straight away without further ado!

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3 Clever Ways to Ask Your Customers for Google Reviews

Following are the three smart ways to ask for Google reviews:

  • Send a handwritten note
  • Tap into the power of text messages
  • Incentivize

Send a Handwritten Note

Let’s say you are looking forward to purchasing a leather bag from a local store in Boise. So you head over to the store and make your purchase.

You go home, and as you’re unboxing it, you find a short and sweet handwritten note inside the leather bag. 

It says something like:

“Hey! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to serve you.

Welcome to the family.

We think you’re pretty awesome.

And as a token of gratitude, below is a 15% OFF coupon code you can use during your next purchase with us.

Also, if you loved our product, your valuable feedback on our Google Profile would help us a lot.

See You Soon!

With Love,
{Name of the Shop Owner}”

Not only will sending such a short and sweet note help you make a great impression, but it also increases the chances of your already-existing customers making another purchase with you. 

And that’s the beauty of it.

In today’s digital world, where an average person receives hundreds of emails a day, sending a handwritten note along with your product will help you go a long way.

Tap into the Power of Text Message

Did you know that 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of sending them? That’s right. However, that’s not the case with email. Most consumers want businesses to communicate with them via text messages. In fact, it’s the most preferred communication channel in today’s digital world, yet not many businesses are using it.

And sending your customers a simple and sweet text message like this will definitely increase the chances of your customers dropping their valuable feedback on your Google Business profile.

Here’s a template:

“{Name}, were you satisfied with your experience purchasing our product {Name of the Product}? Please take 30 seconds to drop your valuable feedback on Google. We’d love to hear from you.

Get $100 OFF the next time you purchase from us.

Please Review Us on Google:
{Google Review Link}”

If you run a local business (no matter the location), you can use a platform like Podium to simplify the review collection process. Not only can you request your reviews from within a single dashboard, but you can also watch the reviews as they come in.

Incentivize

Even if you deliver a genuinely high-quality service, you’ll see not all your customers dropping their valuable feedback. After all, most people wonder, “What’s in it for me?”

For example, if a customer has recently purchased your product and you send them a message like – “Hey! Could you leave us valuable feedback on Google? Here’s the link: {Review Link}.” The chances of them dropping their valuable feedback will be extremely slim.

They aren’t getting anything for spending their time dropping feedback. Now, let’s tweak the message a bit:

“Hey! Thanks for shopping with us. Get $150 OFF the next time you purchase from us. To avail this offer, don’t forget to drop your valuable feedback on Google – {Review Link}.”

Now, you don’t really want to sound desperate. But at the same time, you don’t want your customers to take you lightly. So, it’s incredibly important to incentivize them.

And no matter the platform you’re using, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, or email- it’s important to make sure that you’re incentivizing them to spend their time to drop a Google review.

That’s the smart way.

We’ve given you three smart ways to ask your customers to drop their valuable feedback on Google. We’ve shared the templates, so you can tweak them a bit and make the process easier for you.

We hope we were able to help you out. We love applying clever tactics at redfox visual. And we’d love nothing more than to help you out with the same.

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