Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Google have changed things again. A large part of ranking well in Google Places is getting reviews. One way of doing this was to send your clients to your Google Places page on their smartphone via a QR code or link. Google have now removed the review feature altogether from the mobile version of Google Places opting instead to force everyone instead to use their mobile app to give reviews.
I was just talking to another associate who was also dismayed at how quickly Google can change things and how difficult it is to stay on top of things. As a matter of fact he had just posted this very useful (until this latest change) post on his own blog (notice the recent date):
Google Places Reviews: Follow These Simple Steps To Get Your Customers To Leave Google Places Reviews For Your Business Right On Their Smartphones
Google Places Reviews Are Easy To Get
Most business owners today do not even know what Google Places Reviews are so to get them to start paying attention to getting their clients to start posting positive reviews about their business on their behalf can seem difficult, however with the the process of getting somebody to leave a review from their mobile phone can be very easy if you know the steps.
Follow the steps below in order to get your clients to leave reviews while they are in your store at the time of purchase when they are happy customers. Why not ask? All they can say is no… and if they say yes to leaving you a review and you get one every other day it can add up and reviews can actually help you rankings on Google local results when people are looking for your business. :)