How To Leave a Google Review that will actually display in Google
My intended audience is lawyers who wonder why all my clients have 4 star ratings or higher and you’re wondering why yours doesn’t
There are so many fake reviews that most are discarded by the major review websites. For a decade the major review websites Google Places, Yahoo Small Business, ( Yelp is one notable exception) had no means in place to vet reviews. Cheating was rampant, and for 5 years it appeared that there was no one policing fake reviews
Yelp, on the other hand, recognized this and developed an algorithm to screen reviews and filter out any they determined were either fake or a review was considered suspect if the reviewer had a visible financial interest in the company being reviewed. Yelp was so good at this in 2007 Google offered Yelp $600,000,000 to purchase Yelp.. Yelp turned this offer down
In 2007 Google observed that social media was mainstream and no longer a fad. Between 2007 and 2010 Google included glowing reviews left on various other Non Google review websites and still there was no effective means, other than Yelp’s fake review algorithm, to vet if a reviewer had a financial interest in “Mud Slinging” in an effort to damage a competitors online reputation
Google could easily see a spate of horrid reviews all left by a competitors second cousin
Enter Google+, Google’s version of social media. Google observed cheating to be so widespread that they refused to boost in Rank any local company that had “fake reviews”.
If your client has a Google+ account and they leave you a review… you KNOW that review will boost your ranking in a Google search result page when a prospective client
Enter the Android smartphone:
if you client is sporting an IPhone.. they *might* have a Google account, if they’re wielding a Droid smartphone you KNOW they have a Google account… having a Google account is a prerequisite of obtaining a Droid phone
You can’t leave the Cell Phone store with an Android phone unless and until you have a Google account.
Google makes everyone agree to it’s Terms Of Service. Google can tell, for certain, from the GPS history of a smartphone user, the following:
- Google knows that phone has been from one end of your county to the other.
- Google knows from the GPS that the person leaving a review is physically located at your lawyers office or the courthouse.. AT THE TIME OF THE REVIEW
you need reviews from smartphones MORE than those smartphone users need you
How To Leave a Google Review From a Smartphone
You want clients with an Android smartphone:
From an Android phone open a Google search box
type in “Divorce Lawyers in Corpus Christi Texas”
Select Law Office of Kelly Koch from that list depicted above
What you’re looking at is the Google+ Local page for The Law Office of Kelly Koch
Scroll down on that page from your phone and you see these:
Above is what a prospective client sees from a smartphone when they Google for Divorce Lawyer in Corpus Christi Texas
They see this Google+ page which has been #1 in Google Places for 5 years running
If you were an algorithm, and you needed a foolproof way to figure out which reviews should be given more prominence… reviews left from a phone, if you could tell for sure was physically in that show room floor… at that time, would naturally skyrocket to the top
In order for a satisfied happy client to LEAVE A REVIEW, that review will “carry more water” if it’s left from a smartphone as opposed to a review left on a laptop or desktop.
Click on Kelly Koch and you get this:
Clicking on “Rate and Review” returns this page:
Now your happy client can leave you a review that will REALLY help make the phone ring