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Google’s version of Amazon ‘top reviewer’ and why it’s important for your local businesses

Have you seen the “Top reviewer” badge as you’ve browsed customer reviews on Amazon.com? Comments and ratings from top reviewers tend to carry more weight because consumers feel that these reviewers are serious about their assessments. Top reviewers demonstrate a level of commitment significantly above that of occasional reviewers so they have something of a […]

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How Online Reviews Can Help Grow Your Small Business [#Infographic]

By Megan Arevalo Having a solid online reputation is the key to success for your business. Whether you like it or not, people are reading reviews and making purchasing decisions every day. So, you’d better look reputable and trustworthy. Look through the infographic prepared by experts from Website Builder. Word of mouth marketing is a […]

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Build Your Online Celebrity Status: Why Online Reviews Are Essential to Your Success

By Lindsay Dicks In today’s high-tech business environment, credibility is more important than ever. There’s an expectation that a business, in almost any industry, will have an online presence. A business that doesn’t have such a presence is going to be written off by many consumers as “behind the times” or “unprofessional.” But increasingly, we […]

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How to set goals for your employees that lead to success

  I was talking to a young professional the other day and he mentioned that he was signing up for an online course. He explained that it was one of the goals he and his boss agreed on during their last performance review session. The course he was going to take would benefit his work […]

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Business Owners’ Best Tips for Dealing with Yelp

By Eric Groves, CEO of Alignable Over 400 small business owners recently gave Yelp a 1-star review on Alignable, the small business network, and vented their frustrations with the reviews giant in hundreds of comments. But love it or hate it, business owners agree that Yelp is a force that can’t be ignored. So how can […]

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How To Take Full Advantage of Social Proof For a Low-Cost Biz Boost

If you can find an old-style sign at McDonald’s, it will boast, “Over 99 Billion Sold.” That’s probably the first example of “social proof” that most of us saw growing up. When Ray Kroc started broadcasting how many burgers his fast-food restaurants had sold, it was decades before the term “social proof” entered the popular vernacular. […]

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12 Tips to Get Winning Reviews for Your Business

How many of you remember one of the original TV talent shows, “Star Search”? Almost daily I find myself going on a different kind of star search – I’m always looking for the average number of stars a product or app has received from users. One of the best attributes of the Internet is its […]

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