In today’s DIY technology video we’re going to set up the GradeUs online review management system for free and in less than fifteen minutes.
Review Management Increases Revenue
Let’s get straight to a very compelling stat: increasing your online review rating by even one star can lead to a 5 to 9% increase in revenue.
Basic review management can lead to as much as a 9% increase in revenue.
But why? A recent survey found that 86% of prospective customers read reviews before visiting a local business. 66% of those customers will only visit a business if they have a 4-star or 5-star rating. That’s a lot of missed business if you have poor (or worse, few) reviews.
Avoid Common Marketing Firm Scams
So clearly there’s a lot of money on the table that we can collect with proper review management. Where there’s money, however, there are sharks.
Predatory marketing services have cropped up like weeds, offering costly review management services. What they’re really offering, though, is a needless markup. Most of these marketing firms are just white labeling off-the-shelf services. (Especially be wary if you encounter a firm offering “proprietary” services. What a great hype word!)
The dirty secret those predatory marketing firms don’t want you to know?
You Can Do It Yourself!
Don’t blow your budget on these predatory marketing services. With the power of the modern internet, you can configure your own review management in less than fifteen minutes, without spending a dime!
Honestly, the most difficult part of this is going to be copy-pasting the widget code onto your site. The good news is that it should only take a trained developer about 10 seconds. You won’t find a more pain-free process around.
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