How to request a Google review?

by percy_bauch , in category: Local SEO , a year ago

How to request a Google review?

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by dejuan.watsica , 7 months ago

@percy_bauch 

Requesting a Google review from someone involves reaching out to them and politely asking them to leave a review on Google for your business or service. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to effectively request a Google review:

  1. Identify potential reviewers: Determine the customers, clients, or contacts who have had a positive experience with your business or service and are likely to provide a good review.
  2. Personalize your request: Craft a personalized message or email to each individual, as generic or automated requests may appear impersonal and get ignored.
  3. Express gratitude: Begin by expressing gratitude for their past support, loyalty, or patronage. This helps establish a positive tone and makes the request more likely to be considered.
  4. Explain the importance of reviews: Briefly highlight the importance of online reviews in today's digital landscape, emphasizing how they help other potential customers make informed decisions about your business.
  5. Provide clear instructions: Explain precisely how the recipient can leave a Google review. Share a link or provide step-by-step guidance on where to find your Google listing, how to write a review, and submit it.
  6. Keep it short and simple: While personalizing your message is crucial, keep your request concise and to the point. People are more inclined to respond when a request can be accommodated quickly and easily.
  7. Be polite and professional: Maintain a friendly yet professional tone throughout your message, making it clear that their opinion is valued and that you genuinely want to hear from them.
  8. Thank them in advance: Show appreciation in advance for their willingness to leave a review, indicating that you understand that they are taking time out of their busy schedule to help you.
  9. Follow up if necessary: If you don't receive a response within a reasonable time, it's acceptable to send a friendly follow-up reminder. However, avoid excessive or pushy follow-ups, as this may be perceived negatively.


Remember, never incentivize or explicitly ask for positive reviews, as it goes against Google's policy. The aim is to encourage genuine and unbiased feedback.