Have you been trying to get “Google reviews” — in a way that’s easy for customers and easy for you?
You’re smart. Customer reviews matter to your local rankings. I’ve found that the average #1 ranking has 33% more customer reviews than the average #7.
Since July 2011 Google has shown only your Google reviews to potential customers who see your local listing (AKA your “Google+Local” page). Having Google reviews also tends to generate more click-throughs from potential customers. Google reviews are more visible to customers than ever before.
Also, ever since Google Places “merged” with Google Plus in May 2012, the reviews your customers write are automatically shared with their friends (the people in their Google Plus “Circles”). Not only can this result in extra visibility for you in “social media,” but some of your customers’ friends may live nearby — which means they’re your potential customers as well.
Not having reviews is not a good option.
When potential customers see your listing in Google’s local search results, they’ll only see the number of Google reviews you have.
Doesn’t matter if you have 100 reviews on Yelp and 200 on InsiderPages. If you have no Google reviews, it will appear to most potential customers as though you have no reviews at all. Then they’re less likely to click on your Google+Local page or site — and more likely to check out your competitors’.
Worst of all, you’re more likely to be outranked by your local competitors if they have more Google reviews than you do, even if their average ratings reek.
Problem: how to get Google reviews
You know Google reviews are crucial to your local visibility. But I’m guessing the problem is you don’t know of an easy way to ask customers to review you.
If you’ve ever tried explaining to customers how to create a free Google Plus account (which they need), how to find your Google+Local page, and finally how to post a review, you probably know what a pain all this explaining can be.
You find it frustrating and time-consuming.
Your customers get confused.
And you end up with no reviews and a phone that doesn’t ring.
Solution: clear instructions for your customers
You just need a system that makes it easy for you to ask your customers, and that makes it easy for them to write you reviews.
That’s why I’ve put together a one-page handout that you can give your customers, which…
- Shows them how to set up a Google Plus account;
- Shows them where to find your Google page; and
- Walks them through how to post you review – so that you don’t have to walk them through it every time.
All they need to do is follow the steps on the handout.
Then you’ve got a stream of Google reviews coming in—and most likely a Google local ranking that’s more visible and that attracts more customers.
You can get your review handout now, right here on this page (the “order” button is a little farther down).
Or if you’d like some more detail, here’s how the handout makes Google reviews a breeze for you and your customers:
- It’s simple and easy for your customers. The handout walks them step-by-step through how to set up a Google Plus page and how to write a review on your Google+Local page. No frustration or guesswork for them—or you.
|Got Positive Reviews Almost Immediately
“I purchased Phil’s ‘Google Review Handout’ to distribute to my clients, and almost immediately I had two very strong, positive reviews show up on Google. Other clients have indicated to me that they will write a review soon. What an easy way to have clients share their experience while at the same time, help grow my business!”
Perspective Consulting, Oakdale, MN
- I’ve laid out the steps in an easy-to-follow flowchart, complete with pictures. You’re not asking your customers to read paragraphs of text.
|Practical, Logical, & Easy to Follow
“The Google review handout is practical, logical and easy to follow for anyone. I found it useful to be able to leave clients with the handout knowing that I just maximised my chances of being left a positive review.”
Clear Web Marketing, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK
- It’s one page. You’re not intimidating or belaboring your customers by giving them a fat packet of instructions. It’s short and sweet and easy to follow.
|Crystal-Clear & Indispensable for Getting Reviews
“I’ve purchased all of Phil’s ‘Google review’ materials, and they’re outstanding. Crystal-clear organisation, easy for my clients to give their customers & easy for customers to follow. Indispensable tools for getting Google Places reviews.”
SEOManchester, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancashire, UK
- You can simply hand copies to your customers in-person. Done deal.
|We Don’t Have to Explain Anything to Clients
“If you want customers to make the effort to write a Google review about your business then you need to make it an easy process. The Google review handout does just that. Our staff don’t have to explain to clients how to write the review. They just hand them the step by step instructions fully customized for our business. It’s now super easy for our clients to write reviews about our business on Google. Whenever we want to add a few more reviews, we simply give some of our customers the Google review handout. Asking customers for reviews used to be a relatively difficult task for our staff. Now it couldn’t be easier. It’s definitely worth the tiny investment.”
Physical Addiction Fitness Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Or you can email it to customers. When I customize your handout, I include links that customers can simply click on in order to complete the steps.
- It’s custom-tailored to your business. (That’s why once you order the handout, I’ll need to know the name of your business and where it’s located.)
|Great Simple System for Clients to Use
“Before we started using Phil’s Google reviews handout, it was very difficult and time consuming to put a system in place for acquiring reviews. The review handouts make it very simple indeed. Now, we simply give clients a customised form (which impresses them!) and the system is in place to acquire new reviews from their customers. I’ve also been impressed with Phil’s on-going support to keep the handouts updated according to any changes with Google.”
SEO Spark, Nottingham, UK
- I can always make tweaks to the handout. If you see a change you’d like me to make after I send you the document initially, no problem. I can also make tweaks later on—like if you ever change your business name.
|Phil Takes the Time to Get It Right
“I really liked the Google review handout as soon as I received it, but I also wanted Phil to make a couple of minor tweaks and customizations to it. Not only did he make the adjustments, but he did it fast, within an hour or two. Phil paid attention to detail so that I didn’t have to—and took the time to get the handout exactly the way I wanted it.”
Raleigh Wi-Fi Marketing, Raleigh, NC
- It’s in a simple format: PDF. That means you can easily print it, and customers can easily open it if you email it to them.
|Excellent Feedback from Clients
“We struggled for a long time asking our clients to post reviews with no real results. Of course, we got a few reviews, however, most people did not post them as they found it too difficult. When I saw Phil’s handouts, I decided to try them only for Google reviews and we got excellent feedback from our clients about how easy it is to post the reviews with these instructions. We give customers these instructions printed on paper and also email them as .pdf files. It is working just great!”
Best for Bride, Barrie, Etobicoke, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- If you have 2 locations I can give you a handout for each one. Even if your business has 2 separate Google+Local pages, I’ll send you a handout customized to each (no need to place 2 orders).
- It can work in your industry. I’ve created handouts for businesses in every industry you can shake a stick at, from audiology and auto-repair to zorbing and Zumba.
- The handout is tried and true: I give it to all my clients, who’ve field-tested it by giving it to their customers and getting Google reviews in return. I’ve created Google-review handouts for business owners in 40 US states, Australia, Brazil, 5 Canadian provinces, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, and the UK. Put another way, this simple tool has worked for businesses in 6 of the 7 continents on Earth (haven’t sold a handout to anyone in Antarctica…yet!).
|Instant Home Run
“I had created several handouts to give my clients, that they in turn would give to their customers to walk them through the review process, but the ‘Google Review Handout’ I bought from Phil was an instant home run, my clients love it because it saves them time and they get more reviews.”
Bill Enross Internet Marketing, Foxboro, MA
|Great for Businesses in South Africa
“I have over 16 years experience when it comes to internet services overall. Specialising in Inbound and Paid Marketing (SEO – SEM mostly) the past 5 – 7 years. I can truly say that this Google+ Local handout by Phil is awesome and the best idea so far especially for businesses listed on Google+ Local in the South Africa market. Consumers here are not that skilled to even know how to do such a review much less even have a Google Account.”
Minister, U-CAN (United Christians Against Narcotics), Johannesburg, South Africa
The shortest route to more Google reviews
Simply click the Paypal button to start getting more Google reviews and better local visibility to customers right now:
Soon after you’ve ordered, I’ll email you to find out the name of your business and where it’s located, so that I can customize your handout. (Please check the email address you use for Paypal, as well as your “junk” folder.)
After we’ve touched base, I’ll email your review handout to you as a PDF—ready to hand to or email to your customers.
(By the way, just contact me if you’d like to own my master Publisher template. You can use it to make an unlimited number of review handouts in-house. You might want this ability if you have many locations or many clients. I also offer a French-language version of the template.)
|My Clients Love These
“I found Phil’s review handouts and purchased the Publisher template right away so that I could brand it for each client I work with. I immediately put them to good use by incorporating them into my clients’ local marketing strategies, which helped increase reviews and business for each client. Having the ability to hand out a simple step by step document that requires zero training is a home run in my opinion.”
Utah SEO Pros, Salt Lake City, UT
|Tiny Investment, Big Results
“I just started using the Google review fliers from Phil and they are great. Our clients have been very receptive to them and the directions are so easy for them to follow. Phil has also been extremely helpful and fast to respond if I had any questions. I definitely recommend using this small idea that creates big results. Well worth the tiny investment. Thanks!”
New Image Hair Salon, West Bridgewater, MA
|Fast & Easy for Customers
“We love the review handout. When I ordered it, I was impressed with the fast turnaround – I clicked the Paypal button and received the review handout customized with our client’s information right away. The review handout is a great way to ask your customers for reviews and makes the process easy so that they will actually go and do it. Thanks Phil!”
elSue Local Search Optimization, Holliston, MA
|Look Like a Hero
“I have a client that I promised I would help create a review management process for. Getting reviews was a big part of the contract because, even though they had a thriving dental practice, they only had two reviews. Just as I was starting to get to work I came across Phil’s Local Visibility System website and saw the one-page Handout for Google Reviews. The handout wraps the whole process of posting reviews into a nice little easy-to-follow package. Phil has knocked it out of the park. At first I was a little leery of the $20 price tag for a one page document, but I couldn’t have come up with anything this good if I had spent two days on it….Magic. Thanks Phil. You saved me a ton of work and now I look like a hero to my client.”
Bootstrap Local Marketing, Hastings, Ontario, Canada
|A Real Client-Pleaser
Wow, Phil’s handout made me look like a champ to my client! We all know how important Google reviews are and the his handout makes it super easy for anyone to follow. I will definitely be picking up some more.
Hagens Marketing, Scotch Plains, NJ
My One-Year, 100%-Satisfaction Guarantee
My guarantee is simple: you have 365 days—that’s right, an entire year—to see how you like your review handout. Your customers must find it easy to use, and you must be satisfied with the reviews it helps bring in, or I’ll give you a full refund upon request, no questions asked.
|Superb Customer Service
“Phil provides superb customer service, and $20 is a small price to pay for the Google Review handout, which is clear, attractive and well-written. It has saved us a lot of effort and it makes it quick and easy for customers to write a review.”
Skagit Powersports, Burlington, WA
|Top-Notch Customer Support
“I spent many hours trying to write my own instructions for my clients on how to submit a Google review. Fortunately I found Phil’s website and purchased his product. My Google reviews took right off. Phil saved me countless hours of aggravation and frustration. I can also attest to his company’s top notch customer support on a personal level. Local Visibility System has a great product at a very reasonable price. Thank you Phil!”
Red Carpet Floor Care, Burlington, KY
What parts of the handout are customized?
- A header that asks your customers to write a review for your business.
- Which specific words customers must type into Google to find your Google+Local page immediately.
- Embedded links that help your customers do the steps just by clicking on them—perfect for if you email your customers the handout.
- Your business contact info (usually your phone and website address).
- Your logo.
- A QR code that takes any customers who use smartphones directly to your Google+Local page (all they have to do is scan the QR code).
- Pretty much any bells and whistles you’d like (your slogan, a watermark, etc.).
|Guides Customers Seamlessly
“As the sole proprietor of an SEO company, I’m always looking for ways to save time and work more efficiently. Phil at LocalVisibilitySystem provides me with a great time-saving solution: the handout for Google Places reviews. It’s a simple infographic consisting of custom screen shots accompanied by simple instructions, guiding the customers seamlessly through the process of leaving a review and rating of their recent experience with a business. I provide my clients with these simple handouts, who in turn, give them to their customers, in order to bolster their online review prominence and local search rankings. Again, a great time-saver for me, as well as for my clients – thanks Phil!”
Sonoma County Web, Santa Rosa, CA
|Would Have Taken Me Hours
“My time is worth a lot so before I start creating something on my own I figure out how long it will take me. Then I take a small portion of that time to search and see if someone else has already done it. Recently I was considering creating a vehicle to drive more reviews to my clients’ Google pages. I figured it would take me a few hours to build a template, write the copy, insert links, etc. Before I got started I did a quick search and found Local Visibility System. Phil had already done all the work for me! With a click and $20 Phil created a customized page which was perfect for my needs. My time is worth a heck of a lot more than $10 an hour so getting the review handout was an absolute bargain.”
Release Dynamics, Victoria, BC, Canada
Good facts to know about reviews in general
- Reviews may or may not single-handedly improve your Google local rankings. That just depends on whether you’ve implemented other important steps. But reviews are a huge part of local visibility in Google—and without them, you’re at a major disadvantage to your local competitors. You’re also far more likely to attract new customers if they can see that your current customers are happy with you.
- My review handout doesn’t guarantee perfect “30/30″ ratings (the equivalent of 5 stars). Nothing can. It simply shows your customers how to write reviews. You’ll get great reviews because you do a great job for your customers, not because of anything I can say or do.
|Every Client Wants One
“These review handouts are by far the easiest and cheapest way for reputation management. It’s a brilliant idea. Every client that I mention this to wants one.”
Pravda Media, Brooklyn, NY
- Not everyone you give the review handout to will write you a review. There’s no way to bat .1000. You’re making it easy for them to write you a review, so your batting average should be very good, but some segment of your customers simply won’t get around to it, for whatever reason. That’s always how it is. But that’s fine: you only need some of them to write reviews.
|A Tangible Reminder & Friendly Tool
“I love the Google Places handout. It’s not easy to get clients to write reviews, even when they are happy with our service. The handout serves 2 purposes: a tangible reminder as well as a friendly tool to make it easier for my clients to leave me reviews.”
—Michael Mandis, CRMS
Alliance Mortgage Funding, Inc., Cockeysville, MD
- You should take your time with collecting reviews. Steadiness is important—whether it’s fast and steady or slow and steady. If you get too many in too short a time period, you’ll raise a red flag at Google (they’ll think you’re getting phony reviews). The best way to use this handout is to treat it like a business card: something you routinely give every customer without even thinking about it.
|3 Reviews in a Week
“I’ve already received 3 new Google reviews in less than a week. In today’s everyday chaos this simple handout is a must if you want more reviews.”
Reset Strategies, Louisville, KY
Start getting customer reviews easily today
Your customers won’t have to read everything I just told you: All they have to do is follow the simple steps on the handout, which will take them about 3 minutes, start to finish. Then you’ve got some Google reviews, and most likely more local visibility than you have today.
Take a quick look at the PDF if you haven’t already – just to get a crystal-clear idea of what your review handout will be like.
All you need to do to get started is click the Paypal button to order now. Again, your customized handout is just $20 (which should be tax-deductible as a business expense, by the way).
To Your Success, Locally and Everywhere!
P.S. If you happen to be located in Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wyoming, or if you’re ordering a handout for a client located in one of those states, please let me know after you’ve placed your order (I’ve got a bit of a treat for you).
|So Easy a Caveman Could Use It
“This handout makes it so easy, a caveman could leave your local business a review on Google. Its simple design remedies the painful process of asking for, explaining how it works, and receiving reviews on my clients’ Google Places pages. Great job!”
Globe On Demand, Charleston, SC
|Even a Dingbat Could Follow It
“The review handout gives simple, clear instructions on how to get a client or customer to leave a review for your business on Google Places. Even a dingbat could follow it. Thanks Phil!”
Indigo Marmoset Design, Epsom, Surrey, UK
|Our Clients Love It
“I have personally searched all over the Internet for an online customer review solution and Phil’s 1-page handout for getting Google Reviews is the best. It makes a somewhat painful process very simple and easy to implement…and our clients love it! It is absolutely a no-brainer.”
GetThePhoneRinging, Denver, CO
|Couldn’t Be Easier
“Wow, what a great product you’ve put together! It couldn’t be easier for our clients, especially with today’s busy lives… Thank you!”
—Don & Kathy Beach
Carolina Romantic Weddings, Myrtle Beach, SC
“These handouts as well as everything else Phil publishes are great tools to help make sense of local search marketing. And for $20 bucks! How can you go wrong!”
UserSight Corp, West Palm Beach, FL
|Works Even Better Than I Expected
“The review handout works even better than I expected. From 8 reviews to 14 in 2 weeks—I almost need to slow down!”
Ambiance Pool Service, Tucson, AZ
Legal Stuff: I probably don’t even need to mention this, but after you get my customized review handout, please don’t redistribute or sell it. If you have business-owner friends or clients of your own, and want to give the handout to them, just ask me first. My lawyer is a bloodthirsty ogre, and I don’t like to release her from her cage unless I have to (figuratively speaking, of course). Therefore, if you have any questions about the review handout, just talk to me.
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