According to Brightlocal’s 2016 survey: 43% of consumers search for a business by reviews at least one time per month (vs. 38% in 2014). That’s a fair old percentage, and one that should make you stand up and take note. Now that i’ve got your attention, there are two types of online reviews that will be potentially […]

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Reviews are everywhere. You may be able to run for a short while, but even Mo Farah wouldn’t be able to keep running forever. Even if you could, would it actually do you any good? No. Despite all the articles, blogs, podcasts, and the like talking about online reviews, there are still some big misconceptions, […]

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There is a difference between ratings and reviews. Sure they go together like bread and butter, and like bread and butter they are not necessarily reliant on each other and they are able to be used separately, but together they make for an effective partnership. What’s the difference? A rating is: a classification or ranking of […]

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I’m going to put it out there, i’m a sucker for a good statistic. But, I am also acutely aware of how limiting numbers can be and how taken out of context: Remember this quote by British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” That being said, statistics are […]

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Negative reviews happen. You can never satisfy every single customer that walks through your door (physical or digital) no matter how hard you try, it’s just one of those things. There is something more important than the negative review itself, and that’s how you deal with the review. So, without further delay, here are a […]

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I am always a sceptic of free events. For me they can be very hit or miss (mostly miss). Why? I’ve usually either found them poorly organised and poorly attended, or full of one-man bands. Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against one-man bands, they play a really important role in business, but at […]

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Five star reviews tell what you are currently doing well. Anything else shows you have room to improve. Everyone loves to be told that they are doing well. There is nothing wrong with that. Praise can lead to increased motivation, increased drive, and essentially a happier workforce. However, I have found that this actually does […]

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