3 Ways to Respond to Negative Online Reviews

Hearing what satisfied customers have to say about your company through online review sites such as Yelp and Google Plus can be exciting and informative. After all, you are seeing your business through the eyes of your valued clients, and you get to hear firsthand about their positive experiences with the products or services you provide. But what do you do when you receive an online review that’s not so great? Here are some tips for dealing with negative online feedback that can help you address customers’ concerns, provide solutions and improve your customer service so that your positive buzz far outweighs the negative on any online review site.

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Do Reviews Still Matter?

How many times have you heard that old saying, “word of mouth is the best form of advertising”? Companies across all industries have always relied on consumers’ opinions to help spread the good word about their products and services, and the consumers depend on others’ reviews of the companies to make purchasing decisions. It’s a symbiotic relationship that does more for a company’s reputation, good or bad, than even the cleverest advertising campaign ever could. But in this brave new world of digital marketing, are consumer reviews even relevant anymore? Continue reading “Do Reviews Still Matter?”