There are a high number of online review sites out there on the World Wide Web, so knowing which ones to focus on for your business can be a daunting task. However, we are here to help. Over the years the number of Total SEO reviews available online has grown tenfold and we have learnt a lot along the way.
If you have realised the importance of building your brand online and securing new business by gaining online reviews, then this article has been written for you. We hope it helps to save some time for you. The great thing is that the majority of independent review websites are free for companies to create profiles on so reviews can then be left by their customers. However, some of the review sites are more applicable to certain industry sectors than others, so we thought we would break it down for you.
General Review Sites
We’ll start off by listing our favourite review sites for any industry sector, which are as follows:
1) Trustpilot.com – It is easy to create an account and profile on TrustPilot. It is also one of the most recognised independent review sites for all industries.
2) Facebook.com – Facebook is not only a social media site, it is a fantastic tool for your business. Create a business page within minutes and your customers can leave reviews for you.
4) Yell.com – Yell has been around for a number of years, this is the online version of the Yellow Pages and is a great review site for any business type.
The review sites listed below are our three favourite picks for the hospitality sector. Whether you own or manage a hotel, restaurant, tourist attraction or any other business related to the leisure and hospitality sector, you should be listed on these review sites.
1) Tripadvisor.co.uk – The go to site for anyone wanting to check out a restaurant, hotel, holiday or place of interest. Tripadvisor gets around 455 million visitors per month. Can you afford not to have your business listed on here?
2) Booking.com – If you have a hotel or B&B, Booking.com is a fantastic online resource for you. Not only can you receive bookings via Booking.com, but reviews can also be left by your guests.
3) Yelp.co.uk – Yelp is the perfect independent review site for the hospitality industry. It’s free to list your business and is well known to provide honest and impartial reviews.
Finally, we had to include some specific review sites for restaurants on their own as there are some independent websites geared directly towards them. These are as follows:
1) Foursquare.com – Get listed on here and receive reviews and we are confident you will experience a positive boost to bookings at your restaurant.
2) Opentable.co.uk – OpenTable allows bookings to your restaurant directly through our website which ranks well in the search engines. They also allow reviews to enable you to stand out from the competition.
3) Yelp.co.uk – Mentioned about, Yelp is a must to have a profile set up on if you own or manage a restaurant.
No matter what industry sector your business falls within, there are review sites out there where you can create a profile. The great thing about review sites, along with providing customers confidence in your business, is that they rank well in the search engines, helping to push your website up the search engine rankings.
Once you have created your profile on the review sites and you start to receive reviews from your previous and current customers, review management is extremely important. You need to know what is being said about your business online. You can then directly respond to any reviews left about your business. For example, if you read through the Total SEO reviews available online on Trustpilot, Facebook and others, you will see that we respond to each review.
We hope the above information helps to highlight the importance of gaining reviews online to help push your business forwards in 2018 and beyond.