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Which Review Sites Will Matter Most To Your Business In 2019?

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If you went to a hair salon, you probably wouldn’t ask for dental implants right? Well, this concept applies when asking your customers to give you
feedback on review sites. For example, if you run a plumbing business, requesting a review on Tripadvisor doesn’t make sense.


Even though…

There is an overwhelming number of review sites around the web, it’s helpful to have a list handy of general and industry-specific review sites
to help prioritize and amplify your online review strategy.


Top Review Sites For Local Businesses


If you are planning to grow your online presence and reviews, there are three reviews sites that should be your top priority
regardless of your industry or niche. According to online review research studies the main review sites that your business should be on are:

  1. Yelp
  2. Google
  3. Facebook

Facebook reviews are the core concept of social proof, with Facebook everchanging and most recent newsfeed overhaul, obtaining Facebook reviews
can be an effective way to receive organic impression without purchasing ads on review sites.

If you are a local business, then you most likely already have a Google My Business Listing. This is a free tool that let you publish your business information and cultivate online reviews for your business. Although not as strict as Yelp’s Review Platform, positive google reviews are critical to your online review strategy and placement on the search engine results page.


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What About Directory Review Sites?


Having a presence on your directory review sites are important to your online reviews and overall digital marketing strategy.
Considering the fact that many directory review sites show up in the search engine results when your prospects and customers are
searching for your business by name, category, product or service. Here are a few general review sites that are relevant to any local business:


  1. Better Business Bureau
  2. City Search
  3. Dex Knows
  4. SuperPages
  5. YellowBook
  6. Yellowpages



Service-Based & Home Maintenance


From plumbing to HVAC and more, having the following review sites included in your reputation management strategy can
boost your revenue and grow your online presence.

  1. Angie's List
  2. Houzz
  3. Home Advisor
  4. Kuduz
  5. Porch
  6. Thumbtack



Attorney Review Sites


Despite the sensitive and confidential nature of your law firm’s work, it important not to overlook industry specific review sites
that are most important in the legal field. Although your reviews most likely won’t include specific details, your clients
will be able to speak on how well you treated them and the nature of your work.

  1. Avvo
  2. LawyerRatingz
  3. Lawyers.com
  4. Martindale.com



Restaurant & Dining Review Sites


Do you have the best Greek Pizza and Cusine? Make sure to ask your customers to leave a review
on the top restaurant review sites.

  1. OpenTable
  2. Restaurant.com
  3. Zomato
  4. Beer Advocate
  5. MenuPage



Healthcare & Medical Review Sites


Reviews can have a crucial impact on doctors and healthcare providers bottom line. It’s important to be proactive in your
approach to implementing an online review and reputation management strategy for your medical practice.
You may want to consider building your presence on these sites:

  1. Healthgrades
  2. Healthy Hearing
  3. RateMDs
  4. RealPatientRatings
  5. Vitals
  6. WebMD
  7. Zocdoc

(Whatever you do, make sure that you adopt best practices that do not comprise your
obligations with respect to PHI under HIPAA.)




Real Estate Review Sites


Buying and selling a house requires a tremendous amount of trust, which is why it’s becoming more important that
real estate agents include niche specific review sites into their digital marketing strategy.
Here a few key sites that you should know about.

  1. Trulia
  2. Zillow
  3. Realtor
  4. Apartment.com



Elder Care Review Sites


If you are an elder care professional, you’ll want to focus on the following review sites. Younger generations are assisting
their parents in the transition into senior communities or nursing homes. Therefore, it’s important that you have an online
presence and credible reviews that inspirte trust from your prospective clients.

  1. Caring.com
  2. Golden Reviews
  3. OurParents
  4. SeniorAdvisor.com
  5. AgingCare.com



Auto and Dealer Review Sites


Most consumers before stepping foot on your lot will look for information from review sites to learn more about
the car buying or trade-in experience that you provide. Having a presence on these review sites are worth considering.

  1. Cars.com
  2. CarGurus
  3. DealerRater
  4. Edmunds.com
  5. SureCritic

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