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Your online reputation

Managing your online reputation efficiently is a surefire way of boosting the amount of engagement you receive to your social media pages.

The importance of your online reputation is such because when thinking of the amount of time spent online – consumers, whether it be you playing that role or consumers on another website, will be reviewing what customers who have already sampled a product/service have said.
It’s a means of gaining insight before buying, and managing your online reputation to be receiving positive reviews will, of course, be beneficial for your business.

And here’s why:

Customer gains

Consumers looking to customer reviews before buying is an increasing factor as a part of the buying process.

If your customer experience isn’t up to scratch, and you gain a bad review – it isn’t good for business.
Your customers each have a wide-reaching network, and if they have a bad review about your business, they will pass that information on.
Although if nothing but good reviews can be passed on, this will obviously benefit the amount of engagement you get and you’ll gain more customers.

SEO

The amount of reviews you get has an impact on your rankings.
An analysis conducted showed that online business reviews make up one of the top twenty ranking factors.

Saying this, there are a number of factors that go into your SEO, but managing your customer reviews is something that can be done with ease.

Improve branding

Consumers are not necessarily purchasing the product; they purchase the brand.
When compared with buying in a grocery store, and a branded product is on display next to a generic product, the branded product will more likely be the diminishing product as it is the most reliable selection.

If customers only have positive things to say about your brand, then that instills a certain kind of trust into your brand.

When managing your online reputation, you may need to take into account how you are viewed by your prospects and existing customers.
You can set up email alerts for whenever your brand is mentioned online, so to get a notification upon each search, via Google Alerts.

As aforementioned, having a social media account is a definite must for the promotion of your brand/business – you will not only be able to share the content you have posted on your website, but you have the opportunity to interact with your clients and gain real customer feedback, thus you will be able to respond, and even apologise for any negative customer experience.
Promote your content, by publishing it on your social media pages. By doing this, you will get your site noticed and receive more engagement.

Managing your online reputation is essential for your business’s identity over the internet; for more tips to help your business visit our blog.
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