The benefits of getting online reviews are many. Not only do they help to build trust with potential customers, but they also increase click-through rates from Google My Business.
As a bonus, online reviews and ratings can even help a business rank higher on Google. Whitespark’s Local Ranking Factors Survey shows that online reviews can help a website’s ranking in the Google Local 3-Pack and in organic local search results.
In our annual Local Consumer Review Survey, we discovered that:
- 82% of consumers read online reviews when searching for local businesses
- Only 53% of people would consider using a business with less than 4 stars
- 70% of consumers look at multiple business review sites when choosing a local business.
Use niche review, industry-focused review sites to boost your online reputation
Watch out, though. Not all review sites are the same—and getting your business listed on low-quality review sites can actually hurt your credibility and your rankings. So how do you know which consumer review sites are quality sites that are worth getting reviews on?
With niche review sites, you can focus on growing your consumer reviews on the sites that really matter; the ones that closely match your industry. When customers are looking for the best companies in a particular field, they use these industry review sites to help make informed purchase decisions.
Top Review Sites for 30 Industries
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