Managing and boosting your reputation management efforts is a key area of focus for local marketers, however, best practices for doing so are constantly evolving. Shopping experiences have vastly changed over the past year, and in turn, so have customers' expectations of local businesses. Review sentiment has shifted based on updates to store hours, closures,
Local reviews are powerful endorsements that not only serve as amplified word-of-mouth marketing but also help your locations rank higher in Google Search. In fact, your local reviews profile is a heavily weighted factor in Google’s local and organic search algorithms. That means that your star ratings, review volume, recency, and sentiment of reviews each
The success of your enterprise brand is closely linked to the quality of its online reputation. For multi-location brands, much of that online reputation is built through local reviews across top review platforms such as Google and Yelp. Local reviews affect each locations’ visibility, credibility and conversions—and ultimately your brand’s bottom line. And, with nearly
Across Google My Business, Facebook, Yelp, and other vertical-specific review platforms, positive and negative review responses are a key factor in searchers’ decision-making process. Review signals are also a top factor when determining search ranking. Additionally, 90% of consumers go online to find local businesses, and 82% read online reviews as part of their search.
Reputation Management Playbook: The 5-Step Plan for Successfully Managing Your Enterprise Brand’s Online Reputation
Managing your online reputation allows you to control the narrative surrounding your brand, helps boost your local search rankings, encourages foot traffic and conversions, and builds trust with your audience. The question is, how can brands like yours focus on reputation management when you must deal with daily operations of multiple locations in diverse regions? To help answer that question, we have created a detailed five-step playbook for successfully managing your enterprise brand’s online reputation and reviews.
Once the full impact of the initial Coronavirus lockdown began to register, consumer behavior changed dramatically across the board. After an initial wave of panic grocery shopping, discretionary spending fell and consumers began searching for products and services to meet their needs closer to home. We saw this trend reflected in the keywords local consumers
Trade war concerns, uncertainty over Federal Reserve rate policy, mid-year market panic, and a sharp decline in the Bloomberg U.S. Financial Conditions Index kept financial services brands and their customers on their toes throughout 2019. Even before COVID-19 hit, experts had predicted that the financial services industry was in for a similarly bumpy ride in
The strength of the retail industry cannot be ignored. In fact, total retail sales in the United States were projected to amount to 5.94 trillion in U.S. dollars in 2024, up from around 5.47 trillion U.S. dollars in 2019. While the coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly skewed this projection, it’s still clear retailers are critical to
Update: As of July 14, 2020, all reviews across all categories, including healthcare and medical, that were held during the period of time when Google reviews were temporarily suspended, are now appearing on GMB listings. Local SEOs have pointed out that they have started to see reviews for the healthcare industry appear once again. The healthcare
Reviews are hugely impactful for local businesses at every stage of the consumer journey. Google’s heavy weighting of reviews as a local and organic ranking factor makes them a key aspect of your brand’s online visibility at the discovery stage. When customers are considering their local business options, 82% of consumers read online reviews (and