Why does harnessing the power of review sites in your marketing strategy makes good sense? Because us humans love the opinions of others when making a purchase decision. In fact, the majority of customers (some say up to 81%) read online reviews before making a purchase decision. Or is that 72%? Hang on, I think it’s 81%. Whatever it is, it’s high. And if you’re not listing your business on review sites, then you just might be leaving money on the table.
Join me as I have a fireside chat with Yelp’s Nicholas Lembo about:
What is a review site?
Why are review sites important for marketing a business? Feedback
Are they just appropriate to businesses in hospitality and tourism?
Who uses them and how? (Just peeps with opinions? Whingers?)
Should all business encourage online reviews? If so, how?
Is there an art to responding to respond to online reviews?
What if you get a negative review?
We cut straight to the chase today, so let’s get stuck right in to another fresh episode of Australia’s #1 marketing podcast.
00:38 Welcome & overview
03:38 Why I’m going to The Philippines
04:33 Introduction of today’s guest Nicholas Lembo of Yelp
06:04 Interview with Yelp’s Nicholas Lembo – Part 1
18:09 Insights in to 99Designs & Netregistry
20:06 Interview with Yelp’s Nicholas Lembo – Part 2
35:39 My Top 3 Marketing Tips from today’s interview
31:27 Motivational marketing quote of the week
31:49 Wrap-up and insights in to next week’s guests
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RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED
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MY TOP 3 MARKETING TIPS FROM THIS EPISODE
- Claim your page on all review sites relevant to your business.
- In claiming your page, be sure to make it as interesting and relevant to buyers as possible with loads of great content. Treat it as a second website.
- Encourage reviews and respond to the ones you get.
(GO ON, SHARE THE LOVE, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO)
INSPIRATIONAL MARKETING QUOTE
“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here?”
Steve Jobs, Apple
OVER TO YOU …
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