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To sum it up in two words……. Marketing Genius!!! Thanks to a partnership with the Missouri Knights of Columbus we were able to redesign and add SEO marketing to most of the Pregnancy Centers in our state. Not only was Ad America up for the challenge, they greatly exceeded our expectations! Our center experienced a 200% increase in abortion minded women finding us and calling!!!
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Local Search Optimization for small business-Better Google results for doctors-dentists-periodontists-prc's-non profit organizations.  Local SEO expert.  SEO companies in Maryland-Best SEO companies in DC-Best SEO companies in Virginia.  Free review.

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FOUR WAYS TO GET MORE POSITIVE REVIEWS AND GAIN RANKING/CREDIBILITY ON GOOGLE!

There are basically four ways to get an online customer review:
Via phone
Via email
Via a Website
Via transcription from a hand-written review

Which method is right for you depends on how you conduct your business. Do you collect customer email addresses? Most of the businesses I work with know they should but rarely do, or rarely do it with any rigor.

Do you have more than 50% of your customers’ up-to-date email addresses? If so, then you can use email solicitations where you can ask them to provide a review via email or you can direct them to a website where they can leave a review.

If email doesn’t work for you, then you’ll need to consider how you typically interact with your customers. If most of your business is done in person then give them a comment card. If it’s over the phone, you may have to do it via mail. Try stapling a comment card with return postage to your invoice.

When figuring out your review acquisition strategy, take a good look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself what your staff can realistically do every day.

Some tips for asking customer reviews:
Don’t offer incentives. A percentage of your customers will do it for free. If you offer to pay your top brand ambassadors, it’s possible they will get turned off, which could hurt your business by dampening the enthusiasm of these mavens.
Make it easy for customers. Don’t send them a link to review you on Google unless they have a Gmail address.
Don’t ask people for Yelp reviews. This almost always backfires. You may get a few positive reviews in the short term, but if your customers are not active Yelpers, Yelp’s SPAM filters will eventually toast their reviews. You’ll end up with no reviews and potentially some angry customers who wonder why their work of review art disappeared.

Do it promptly. Don’t wait. People are most likely to give you feedback right away.  The longer you go from the time of service to the time of request, the likelihood of getting reviews drops precipitously. According to Ted Paff, CEO of CustomerLobby, a review service, “Comment card reviews solicited at the time of service can see completion rates of 80-90%” vs. much lower rates for other forms of review solicitation.

If you have the customer’s email address, follow up your initial request three days later with a reminder email containing links of where to for review submissions. Reminder emails can account for a huge percentage of review conversions.

Bonus Tip: (always underpromise and over deliver :))I have often heard that business owners can feel embarrassed when asking customers for reviews. If that sounds like you, my advice is to be totally candid with your customers.

Tell them that you are working on improving your business and some blogger guy told you that asking for reviews was a good way to do this. I have found that this kind of candor makes the asker feel less bad about asking for reviews which improves the chances of actually getting them.

And if you still can’t figure out the review thing there are several companies out there that would be glad to help you including, but not limited to:
CustomerLobby
CustomerRating
DemandForce
Loudervoice (serves the UK/EU)
Ratepoint
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Do you prefer to get a text message or a phone call if someone wants to reach you on your cell phone? According to a new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 31% of American adults prefer text messages to phone calls.
An additional 14% said the contact method they prefer depends on the situation.
To put this in perspective, most Americans (but just barely: 53%) still generally prefer to get voice calls rather than text messages. Also, Pew notes that 4% of cell owners do not make or receive any voice calls on an average day. And 27% of cell owners do not use text messaging, even occasionally.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/22/tech/mobile/americans-prefer-text-messages/

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Most Businesses Still Don't Realize the Importance of Online Reviews

These days we don't have time for those over-the-fence chats with our neighbors. Instead, we seek out recommendations ONLINE. (This is why marketing experts keep banging on about building and managing your "Online Reputation".)  Let's face it, when a client searches on Google we have roughly three seconds to grab their attention, and have a compelling reason to get the call.  Who would a consumer rather call, a company with 30 reviews or one with 2-3 reviews? 

In the last few years, online reviews have become an extremely powerful way to attract new customers.  Your competition has not beat us to the punch yet, its time to make a move.
 
Surprising statistics about Online Reviews
If you're new to online reviews, you may be surprised to see what researchers (not us) have to say:
More than 80% of all purchases for goods and services start with a search on the internet, for both home and business (Neilsen Netratings)
Almost 2/3rds of all consumers read reviews on the internet. (Deloitte & Touche)
78% of people trust consumer recommendations above ALL other types of advertising and marketing. (Nielsen Global Online Consumer Survey, 2009)
People that read reviews are 30% more likely to purchase. (Coremetrics, 2007)
In the US, each extra star rating results in a 5-9% increase in revenue (Harvard Business School, study on restaurants) 
 
Turbo-charge your Word-of-Mouth Marketing
Ad America has a program specifically designed to help local businesses accelerate their word-of-mouth marketing.  Using our review management tool, your business can attract customer reviews and be recommended as a business that cares about customers.  If you provide good service and want more customers from word-of-mouth, we encourage you to call us @ 1 800 715-5660 x 12.
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Brad and his team did a fantastic job. We had a very specific clientele we were looking for, and we found just that. Going in, we didn't know the difference between organic and paid ad-click campaigns. After listening to us and determining exactly what we wanted, Brad took the time to explain the different campaigns and why one was right for us and the other wasn't. He is so down to earth and accessible and returns all phone calls! And once our campaign was live, his service continued. We were able to track our progress online ourselves via a portal he set up for us - very convenient. In doing so we were able to give feedback as the campaign progressed, after which Brad's team would then tweak the targeted words/phrases. This allowed us to zero in on exactly what/who we wanted, and subsequently did attain. All for a great price. Thanks again Kathy,

Most Businesses Still Don't Realize the Importance of Online Reviews!

These days we don't have time for those over-the-fence chats with our neighbors. Instead, we seek out recommendations ONLINE. (This is why marketing experts keep banging on about building and managing your "Online Reputation".)  Let's face it, when a client searches on Google we have roughly three seconds to grab attention and have a compelling reason to get the call.  Who would a consumer rather call, a company with 25 reviews or one with no reviews? 

In the last few years, online reviews have become an extremely powerful way to attract new customers.  
 
Surprising statistics about Online Reviews
If you're new to online reviews, you may be surprised to see what researchers (not us) have to say:
More than 80% of all purchases for goods and services start with a search on the internet, for both home and business (Neilsen Netratings)

Almost 2/3rds of all consumers read reviews on the internet. (Deloitte & Touche)

78% of people trust consumer recommendations above ALL other types of advertising and marketing. (Nielsen Global Online Consumer Survey, 2009)

People that read reviews are 30% more likely to purchase. (Coremetrics, 2007)
In the US, each extra star rating results in a 5-9% increase in revenue (Harvard Business School, study on restaurants) 
 
Turbo-charge your Word-of-Mouth Marketing!
Ad America has a review management tool specifically designed to help small businesses and non-profits accelerate their word-of-mouth marketing.  Using our tool, your business can attract customer reviews and be recommended as a business that cares about customers.  If you provide good service and want more customers from word-of-mouth, we encourage you to call our team @ 1 800 715-5660 x 12.

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Local SEO Marketing! Now offering a reputation management Review Tool to help you control the online conversation- 82% of all people choose a business based on reviews! 

Call Us, we can help!
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234979

Get more positive reviews online and control the conversation!  Ad America now offers a unique review management tool!
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