What is Online Reputation Management?
Reputation management , in a nutshell, is about tracking, raising and maintaining your reputation online. Just like how you would do your best to cultivate a good image for your business in real life, it’s also important to do the same via your online channels. Usually, this boils down to asking your customers to rate your business via different websites or online directories and/or leave feedback that other customers can read.
Why is this so important?
Think about the last time you bought something or chose a venue online. You probably looked up prices and checked out the product’s or business’ website, but what really swayed your decision was how many other people before you had tried the product or place and liked it. With so many businesses having an online presence these days, your rating and the presence of customer reviews can help make your business stand out from the crowd.
It’s important to note that not all negative feedback is necessarily bad for a business; it’s all about how you respond to it. Having a few less than glowing reviews can actually give you MORE credibility, since if a customer visits a site where every review is 5 stars and full of praise, the customer might assume the business themselves wrote the reviews!
If you’ve purchased a Standard or Premium subscription, Web Boom Media can help you manage this crucially important aspect of your business. While some other businesses might just send you a notification (like an e-mail saying you’ve received a bad review), we will actually work with you to manage and grow your online reputation in an optimal, believable fashion. That bad review you just received, for example? Post a reply to their review stating that you’re sorry they were less than satisfied, and offer them a refund or discount on their next visit. Now other clients will see that you’re serious about keeping your customers happy, and help improve your online image!