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“Fake It Till You Make It: Reputation, Competition, and Yelp Review Fraud” by Michael Luca and Georgios Zervas

One star in the world of Yelp and Trip Advisor can mean the difference between attracting new customers or losing them to your competitors. That’s made a lot of companies desperate. So desperate, that some businesses are taking shortcuts to positive reviews by faking them. In fact, it’s so prevalent (and so obvious) that review…

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How to show your customers you care about their feedback

[Welcome back to our Word of Mouth Marketing Lessons newsletter. This is text from the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using this handy form.] People appreciate knowing they’ve been heard. That’s why companies who take their customers’ feedback to heart are the ones who earn loyal customers and…

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Why paying for reviews is never worth it

This is a guest post from Andy Sernovitz — CEO of WordofMouth.org and SocialMedia.org and New York Times bestselling author of “Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking.” You’ve got a more important issue Too often, incentives for reviews are used by lazy marketers who are avoiding a bigger problem: They’re just…

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Getting great reviews is easier than you think

This is a guest post from Andy Sernovitz — CEO of WordofMouth.org and SocialMedia.org and New York Times best-selling author of “Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking.” You can’t get awesome reviews without being awesome First and foremost, you need to be a great business that sells something fantastic. No amount…

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How are you generating word of mouth?

This is a guest post from Drew McLellan, CEO and Top Dog at McLellan Marketing Group. Research tells us that there is no more compelling way to drive sales than word of mouth marketing. This isn’t new news. We’ve always valued what our neighbors, friends and family had to say. It reduces the risk of buying…

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Video: How to get great reviews, by Ian Strain-Seymour

Outstanding customer reviews are a great way to establish authenticity and trustworthiness for your business. But how do you get reviews? Well, for starters, just ask. One of the most common mistakes in word of mouth marketing is forgetting to ask customers to leave a review. From there, try a couple other techniques that will…

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Word of Mouth Tip #102: Put customer love where everyone can see it

It’s a great feeling when a customer sends you a nice note saying how much they love you. But most businesses tuck that note or email away somewhere, where it never sees the light of day (or any potential customers). Instead, put your quiet customer love out there — where the whole world can see…

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Word of Mouth Tip #24: Ask for feedback after every sale

Always, always, always ask for feedback. Do it after every sale. Include it with your invoices, your product shipments, or your follow-up calls to clients. Doing this will help you: Identify problems early — if something is broken, how will you know unless you ask? Give angry customers a place to vent — give them…

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