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The importance of Google Reviews to a local business



A lot of emphasis is being placed on shopping locally now, but are you making the most of your Google reviews? If business is slow due the pandemic, why not take the time to lay the foundations for once we're all out of lockdown and things start moving again.


Reviews are playing a much greater part in the decision-making process of consumers, and many shoppers put a lot of trust in these. This is particularly true of the 18 to 34 age group.


It is highly probably that consumers will contact you direct from the Google local listing and may not even get as far as visiting your website. But if your business has a good review rating, they are more likely to click through for information.


Google reviews are displayed on your Google My Business page. It is easy to set this up, and there are some instructions at the end of this article on how to do this.



Google reviews


So, what are the advantages of Google reviews?


Getting started

If you have not already done so you can set up a Google My Business page at


Once that’s done you can invite clients to review your services/products. You can make it easier for them by creating a direct link to the review page.


You can then use a tool such as to show them on your website.


Then you just need to remember to keep the page up to date!


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