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Giving customers discounts to review your business

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by thirdeye85, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. thirdeye85

    thirdeye85 Junior Member

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    As the title says I have been considering how to do this appropriately. I am in the health field and I was wondering of an efficient way that I can persuade my satisfied patients to leave reviews on the World Wide Web about my services.

    For instance a new patient walks in my door and opts to purchase my services. Upon leaving my business the patient acknowledges how great they feel and commends me for my services. Before they leave I hand them a professional card that is, let's say, 50% off their next purchase of my service when they go online and create a review about my business.

    I was thinking perhaps to have them log into google maps with an account and leaving it on there, or maybe Yelp would be better. What I'm really looking for is a review site or agency that is simple to use and would cover all these bases.


    or maybe it's a code or a voucher that they redeem and print out when they go to a squeeze page that I set up?

    Basically I'm calling out small business owners that have experience with testimonials/reviews. What is the best way to optimize positive reviews for your business?


    Thank you all!
     
  2. ReggaeShark

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    google places, mouth publicity, coupon codes (1 per person), review sites (that works best in your region) and referred by types?

    best is to hire a few paper boys and ask them to distribute your pamphlet.. door to door marketing works best..
    advertise in local news papers, magazines and local tv channels if you have some..

    I hope this helps..
     
  3. RankGeek

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    I love your thread. According to me, it is one of the most underrated methods of getting real testimonials. Since you have real traffic in your business, why not get them to post right from your center (free Wifi or a computer or something) and give them a discount coupon / freebie right there? You could also send a mailer via mailchimp so you can track the actual people who've clicked on the link you send out (Yelp or Google places or Survey Money) and then you can mail them the freebie you have in mind.
    Do keep us posted - this is a great case study!
     
  4. thirdeye85

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    Actually, I like your idea of sending it in the mail on say a postcard or something. How do I confirm that they wrote the review without looking tacky? What i'm thinking is like some sort of confirmation code, but I don't know how that would be doable.

    Thanks.

    I'm going to be trying this stuff out so i will keep ya posted :)
     
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    I know that Yelp has a whole section about not giving freebies or discounts for reviews, I can't find the link right now though. They look at it like you are bribing them for a positive review. You could try just handing out a card that says something like "Happy with our service? We'd love to hear about it!" with a url to your squeeze page with links to wherever you want them to post the reviews. You wouldn't get as many as you would if you offered a discount, but also don't have to worry about it back firing.