Word of mouth has always been a powerful tool for promoting your services to new customers – and it’s only getting more important as the services industry moves increasingly online.
A full 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations, according to SEO experts BrightLocal. They’re the first thing customers look for when hiring professionals online, and having great customers reviews can give you a real edge over the competition when pitching for new business.
Today, we’ll show you why collecting reviews on Bark is an integral part of promoting your business online – and look at how you can start collecting great feedback on our site right away.
How Bark reviews improve your online presence
The moment you start collecting great reviews on Bark, you’ll be awarded a Bark star rating. Not only will this appear on your Bark profile and in our pro directory, but it will also show when people search for you in Google.
As digital advertising company WordStream notes, this boosts your online presence by making your profile distinct from the search results around it.
That means, when people see your Bark star rating, they’re much more likely to click through to your business page. Better yet, they’re also much more likely to hire you when they do.
Convert more business with Bark reviews
Online reviews are critically important to the vast majority of online shoppers. For example, diners regularly check reviews sites like Yelp to inform their decisions when choosing somewhere to eat.
Entrepreneur Magazine reports that more than 35% of shoppers say they’d never eat at a restaurant that had a 3-star review. What’s more, this Harvard study found that a 1-star improvement on Yelp can translate to a 5%-9% increase in revenue.
That’s a big difference, and we’re already seeing exactly the same thing happening in the services industry as more and more people use Bark to hire great local tradespeople online.
That’s why we believe collecting great reviews on Bark is an integral part of promoting your business online – and why we make requesting reviews from your customers as easy as possible.
Asking for reviews is easy with our ‘reviews tool’
The more great reviews on your profile, the more confident our users will be that you can provide them with a top quality service – and the more business you’ll be able to secure using our service.
We recommend asking each of your customers to review your services within 14 days of completing a job for them to ensure you’re still fresh in their memory.
To do this, simply log into your Bark profile and visit the ‘Reviews’ tab in your dashboard. Once there, enter your customer’s email address into the reviews tool and click ‘invite’ to ask them to review your services.
You can test it out right now by visiting your ‘Reviews’ tab and entering your own email address into the box provided.
Start collecting great reviews today
with the Bark Reviews badge
You can also start collecting great reviews today using the Bark Reviews badge. It makes collecting feedback easy by reminding everyone who visits your website to review you on Bark.
Absolutely anyone who clicks your badge can leave a review on your Bark profile, even if they didn’t originally find you through us.
Simply copy the code from the ‘Badges’ tab in your Bark profile into your website wherever you like – and we’ll do the rest:
To help you with this, we created this simple walkthrough. It looks at all the most popular website building platforms used by Bark pros like yourself – including WordPress.org, Squarespace, GoDaddy and more.
Click here to log into your Bark profile and visit the ‘Badges’ tab in your dashboard and follow the simple steps provided to claim your new Bark Reviews badge right away.
If you’d like any further help getting great reviews on your Bark profile, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment in the space below!