The Newest Thing in Google Reviews – Getting Verified!

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How many times have you searched the internet for Google reviews before purchasing a new product? Many people will even read through product reviews before they go into a physical store to make a purchase.

This is the same process most people go through when searching for a business or service provider online, and why Google places such a large emphasis on the reviews made on Google My Business pages.

By taking the time to secure positive Google reviews for your business, you are not only enhancing your reputation in the eyes of potential clients but increasing your visibility and authority on the internet.

Google is now taking these reviews a step further with Verified Customer Reviews. These new verified reviews are a better way of giving potential customers confidence that your 5-Star reviews are indeed from happy customers, which will, in turn, give them more confidence in your business.

While you don’t need to worry about your traditional Google reviews going away, it is wise to consider building up your verified reviews now. The following steps come directly from Google’s blog and tell you exactly how to get set up to receive verified reviews of your business:

  1. Navigate to
    • Log in with your Merchant Center Account
    • If you do not have an account, you will need to sign up for one
  2. Find the drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner
    • Select “Merchant Center Programs”
  3. Find the Google Customer Reviews card
    • Select “Get Started”
  4. You will be prompted to accept the Program Agreement
  5. You will be given an opt-in code
    • Copy the survey opt-in code and add it to your website

Once you have completed these steps you will be ready to get started and will have the option of adding the review badge to your website as well. This badge will display your Google review rating to customers who visit your website.

With this introduction of Verified Google Reviews, we at Connection Incorporated anticipate that reviews will begin to hold even more weight than they currently do!

If you have questions about getting your business ranked on page one of Google, or how to get Google reviews and how they can impact your rankings, contact us today!

Chris Johnstone is the owner of Connection Inc. His team at Connection Inc. will fill your calendar with qualified sales appointments. We do this using our 4 proprietary marketing systems that we have developed over the last 15 years.   1 We communicate with your past client to immediately, and over time bring in more repeat business, referrals and 5-star reviews on your businesses Google profile. 2 We help you build a targeted list of qualified referral partners, craft an offer that converts them and then make the calls and run the CRM systems that fill your calendar for you. 3 We generate the highest quality inbound leads by using A.I. to rank your business on the map placement on the front page of Google and running the systems that make you the best rated. You get inbound calls that close. 4 We help you install systems that turn every new application and customer that we generate for you into a referral opportunity that doubles your business by turning every opportunity into at least one more deal through referrals. Click Here To Learn How We Can Help You Grow Your Business.

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