Your Inbox must be much like mine—full of luscious-sounding deals on how to attract a <bleep> load of traffic to your blog or site, promote yourself, and/or get high-quality press mentions (to name but a few, of course).
Bien sûr! Yes indeedy-do, I want to accomplish all. Dilemma: I don’t have the time [truly] to do, much less succeed, at even 25% of those things, at least not right now. There’s one more reason: $$$. Ain’t got none. <LOL> This, too, could [God willing] change some day.
Anyway, a Google email caught my eye: how to use the “about.me” page to do the work for you re generating leads and promoting myself. Sounds awesome. All you need do is upgrade to “Pro”. Yes indeedy-do, as soon as a little extra $ finds its way into the ol’ bank account, sign me up!
After perusing that, a plethora of additional information found its way into an already jam-packed must-read (and eventually, definitely do) folder. Again, something in the stack stood out: getting Google reviews. How did I not know about that?! Or maybe I did, and it simply didn’t register? <LOL>
It’s fairly simple to request people to do Google reviews—just Google!—and follow these steps (I’ll paraphrase):
- Search for your name / business name in Google.
- Click on the “Write a Review” button and then click on “Write Google Review”.
- A Google Review box pops up.
- Copy the URL in the address bar.
- Shorten the Google Review URL.
- Send it to your clients/followers to get Google reviews.
How much simpler can it get? Love it (because we know how technically challenged I can be)!
So, as I’m considering the contest to run end of March, I’m also letting ideas take shape re acquiring those Google reviews (like really, WHO doesn’t want some?).
Next post: looking at ways to generate those reviews, short of begging.