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Why Your Online Reputation is More Important Than Ever

It goes without saying that the internet is an indispensable part of our lives. But it boggles the mind to think how quickly things have developed. The first website (and therefore the part of the internet we call “the World Wide Web”) only went live in 1991. Back then, only a select few of us […]


How to Make the Most of Your Yell.com Listing – Free!

If you’re looking for some free exposure for your business online, claiming a free listing on Yell.com is a great place to start. In fact, setting up free listings on a number of platforms like Google My Business, TripAdvisor etc all helps search engines build up a good view of your business, and can help […]


7 Reasons Why ALL SMEs Need to Embrace Online Reviews

Listing your company on review websites can seem like a scary prospect. You’re putting your precious business out there to get potentially battered by the slings and arrows of former customers and personal opinion. But actually, there are many more positives than negatives to online reviews – not least the warm, fuzzy feeling when you […]


10 Places to Use Customer Reviews in Your Marketing

Collecting online reviews from previous clients is great practice for companies of all kinds. Customer reviews honestly and sincerely present your capability as a company and the value you have provided to clients over the years. They’re an invaluable source of social proof – the new word of mouth. It’s a great feeling when your […]


11 Ways to Encourage Customers to Leave Online Reviews

73% of consumers are more likely to choose a business that has online reviews compared to a business that has none. (Source: Critical Research Ltd, 2017) In business, word of mouth is the holy grail of brand awareness; and in our increasingly connected online world, third party online review sites are worth their weight in gold […]


5 MASSIVE Reasons Why Online Reviews are Important

You’ve probably heard it time and time again – listing your company on review websites is a crucial step to your ongoing visibility and a great opportunity for customer service. But why is that? If you’re on the fence about listing your business on a review site, or you’re not convinced of the value it […]


How Can Reviews Improve Your SEO?

Online reviews not only give potential customers a snapshot of the quality of your product or service, they are also very beneficial to your search rankings and search page visibility. In this article I’ll show you how reviews work on Google and how they can benefit your business’ search engine results. Reviews in search results […]


Turning Negative Reviews into Positive Experiences

Negative reviews can be a scary prospect, but they can provide a unique opportunity to improve and to bring about positive change to your business and to your customers’ overall experience. Though it can be a downer when a bad review first comes through, this feedback can hold the key to making your company the best […]


Social Media Stats That SMEs Should Know About

Here are a handful of statistics that I’ve come across recently that I think will be of interest to SMEs – they give an idea of how many businesses are using social media, whether Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn is the platform of choice and the importance of online reviews. 48% of UK SMEs are actively […]


Online Business Reviews – Tips for Getting Started

Review websites are increasing in popularity. Everyday consumers are interested in what real people say about the local businesses and services they’re thinking about using. The facts. Top tips.  Everyday consumers are interested in what real people say about the local businesses and services they’re thinking about using. Whether it’s looking for a hotel, choosing a […]


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