Customer Review Card for Google Places [Template]

Having good quality reviews on your Google+ Local page (i.e., Place page) not only influences your ability to convert prospective customers, but can affect your local search ranking. Most customers won’t know to leave you a Google Places review, so it is important to promote or actively encourage customers to give honest reviews. [More]

Google Gets Local-er

Google has, once again, stepped up their localization features.  When searching a local area under the map, displayed are some hyperlocal search refinements, see "Naperville, IL."  The first two suggestions we get are very generic and relevant anywhere: Hotels and Restaurants.  The rest are unique to Naperville.  The Naper Settlement, Ribfest and the Riverwalk are three cornerstones to Naperville life.  Checkout some others: [More]

Getting Your Restaurant Review on Google: Top 5 Sites Picked Up by Google’s Local Business Center

  As we discussed last week, encouraging customer reviews is a key component in getting your small business found on Google and other search engines.  So if reviews affect your small business’ search placement so much, what are the very best sites to encourage reviews from?  What sites are picked up by Google’s Local Business Center most frequently?    We found the answer differed from industry to industry.  The top review sites for restaurants or hotels were not the same for plumbers and doctors, etc.  [More]