Positive word of mouth is hands down the most simple yet brilliant way to market your business. I’ll always choose to go with a company that has 5 shiny gold stars next to its name over the random that no one will vouch for. But how do you drum up online reviews for the world to see? Your best bet is to get hold of your Google My Business review link and proactively ask for reviews from customers. Here’s how:


1. Get a Google My Business listing


Most companies have this already, but if you haven’t jumped on the wagon yet you are missing out. It’s a product from Google that will help your business a) get on the map and b) feature on the first page of search results – winning! Did we mention it’s free?



2. Search for your business on Google


Hopefully you’ll see your co on the right hand side of the first search engine result page! Click on “Write a review”, and copy the URL of the pop up page.

(If you have a Google My Business Listing, but don’t see it here, you may need to optimise your listing and/or website.)



3. Share the bejeebers out of the URL


What you say to your loyal fan base is over to you, but it’s totally ok to let them know you’re trying to drum up some positive reviews on Google. Running a small business is hard work and the majority of your customers will understand that you need all the good vibes you can get.



And that’s it. How to get a review link for Google My Business and share the bejeebers out of it in 3 simple and super easy steps. Give it a go.


Blue Bamboo



Blue Bamboo is a SEO company based in Tauranga, serving up search engine expertise, website copywriting, and content planning to ambitious business and busy marketing agencies. But that’s not all you get with Blue Bamboo. You’ll also benefit from a decade of project management experience, and an incredible knack for making complex things simple. And access to am amazing range of easy-to-follow plans that make business simple. If you want to be found, be interesting and be connected online, I’d love to hear from you. Liz Hughes | Blue Bamboo | www.bluebamboo.co.nz