About a year ago, Darren Shaw of Whitespark.ca and I had an idea:
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a free and easy way to make a single page of instructions that walks your customers through how to post a review on your Google+Local page?
Darren had created the superb Local Citation Finder. He was the “local SEO tools guy.”
I had already created simple, easy-to-follow Google+Local review “handouts” for my clients and other business owners. I was the “reviews guy.”
Darren had bought my Google review handout for a client and really liked it. I’d used and benefited from the Local Citation Finder since the day it came out.
So…our idea was that the Whitespark crew would build a free tool that instantly creates “how to write a review” handouts based on my tried-and-true design.
That tool is finally here. Darren unveiled it in his SearchFest presentation today, and I’m unveiling it here now.
You can use it whether you’re a business owner or a local SEO. You can use it whether you manage one business location or 100.
Go ahead – try the new review-handout generator at:
By the way, in case you’re wondering, there are only three differences between the documents you can make with the new Whitespark tool and the custom-made review handouts I’ve long offered on this site:
(1) I can easily add custom features to your handout (e.g. QR code, extra graphics, annotations, etc.).
(2) It’s easy for me to embed links in the PDF for you, so that if you email the doc to your customers, they can just click the steps to complete them.
(3) I offer review handouts for other sites.
How do you like the Google+Local review-handout generator? Any questions or suggestions?
How about a great big “Thanks, Darren!”