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How to Leave a Google Review

How to Leave a Google Review
Steven Maddocks

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How to Post a Google Review

Potential customers are looking to review sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Facebook, and Google for information about local businesses.

This is especially true for consumers considering buying products or services from local businesses.

These days, people trust what their friends say about a product or service far more than what a stranger says about it.

Why do Google reviews matter?

Google reviews are essential because they can help businesses build their reputation, improve their online presence, and even increase their SEO ranking. They can also help businesses gain visibility among consumers and ensure they don't miss out on potential customers.

In addition to helping people find you, reviews can help you reach out to existing clients. If a client writes a review about how great your product or service is, chances are they will recommend it to their friends. And what better way to spread the word about your business than to let everyone know how amazing it is?

How to Leave a Google Review on Local Businesses

Google Reviews are one of the most important factors when deciding where to eat, shop, and play. But did you know that you can leave a Google review yourself?

You don't even have to go to the restaurant, bar, or store in question. All you need to do is head over to Google Maps and select "Write a review."

This simple step allows you to leave a business review without asking. And while there are some rules about what you can say in a review - such as avoiding profanity - there are no restrictions on how much detail you want to include. So use this guide to help craft a great review that reflects your opinion of the place you're reviewing.

Why You Should Leave a Google Review

Google reviews are one of the most powerful tools for consumers looking to make purchasing decisions. They help people find out what others think of a particular product or service and provide a place where people can voice their opinions about a business.

While some people use Google reviews to complain about a business, others take the time to write positive feedback. Why? Because they want to support businesses that care about their communities.

In fact, according to research conducted by Yelp, 80% of people trust online reviews just as much as personal recommendations. And while there will always be fake reviews, there are ways to spot the fakes and filter out the noise.

Here's why you should post a Google review:

  1. Your opinion matters. Whether buying something or deciding where to eat dinner, you deserve to know what others say about a business.
  2. Reviews help businesses improve. When someone writes a negative review, they tell the world precisely what went wrong during their visit. This helps businesses identify areas where they can improve and ultimately makes everyone happier.
  3. Reviews build relationships. By writing a review, you become part of a larger group of individuals helping each other decide where to spend money. As a result, you'll likely meet future friends along the way.

Leave a review on Google search.

The steps are short and very easy. You need to follow these steps to write a positive review about a local business on Google Search:

  1. Open Google search results
  2. Type the business name
  3. Click "Business Profile"
  4. Scroll down and click "Write Review..."
  5. Log in to your Google Account
  6. Enter a positive review

How to Post a Review on Google with the Google Maps App

If you have Google Maps apps installed on your mobile device, it's easy to post a review about a local business. This article walks you through how to do it.

  1. Open the Google Maps app on your smartphone.
  2. Search for the business you want to review. You can type in the address or the map button to find the location.
  3. When you locate the business, swipe up to reveal the complete listing.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap Reviews.
  5. Type in your rating, add a comment and tap Submit.
  6. Your review appears on the Google Maps page for the business.

How to Write a Review on Google with a Web Browser

  • To write a review on Google, open any web browser and go to the Google Maps website.
  • Type the business name into the search bar.
  • Click search for Businesses near me. You'll see a list of local businesses.
  • Scroll down and select the business you'd like to review. Then scroll up and click write a review.

What Happens? You posted your Google Review.

Once you write and post your Google review, it will immediately show up on the business page of the Google Maps app.This makes it easy for happy customers to find your location.

Uploading a picture will take about three hours for the entire image to become visible on the map. In addition, there are certain places where pictures cannot be displayed. For example, images of people or animals are prohibited.

You can always edit your Google reviews later. When you do that, you can add additional information, such as the date of your most recent visit and the type of service you received.

With this, you can update your review to reflect your latest visit and keep your star rating high.

Write A Google Review

You probably already write reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, Facebook, etc., but did you know that Google also allows you to write reviews directly on Google Search? Here are some tips to keep in mind if you want to do it.

First off, there's no guarantee that someone will read your review. You might have written it just because you wanted to express yourself. But if you publish one, you might see its impact on other people.

Second, don't forget to mention the good things about a business. Your goal isn't necessarily its impasee its impactct on the place; it's to give others the information they need to decide whether they want to go there or not.

Finally, remember that even though you're writing a review, you still need to treat the person or business you're reviewing like a human being. Please don't call them names or use insulting language. Also, avoid posting multiple negative reviews, especially if those reviews are contradictory.

How to ask customers to leave positive reviews

Businesses often ask us how they can encourage people to leave positive reviews on Google and Yelp. I tell them it's pretty simple:

  1. Just ask them to do it. If you run a restaurant, don't wait for someone else to post anonymous reviews.
  2. Ask your guests to leave one.
  3. Don't assume everyone knows about your business if you sell products or services.
  4. Talk to your customers directly and ask them to give you feedback.

And if you're lucky enough to receive a good review, thank them publicly.

Updated

November 16, 2022

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