Google review takes a lot of time when you have a lot of reviews to go through (like this one). The worst part is that if you don’t have time to read through all the posts, you may not even be reading all the positive reviews.
The amount of time it takes to review all those reviews is more than you may imagine. On average, Google evaluates about 300 reviews per hour—that’s about 4.5 hours. That means if you write a review, Google has to look at it at least 4 hours before allowing it to be published. That’s quite a lot for a website where most of the content is text on a webpage.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to take that long, just a few milliseconds. The bad news is that it might be a few seconds, or longer, if you spend too much time writing. That is why it is important for you to write as much as possible, especially if you plan to put a lot of information into your review. And you should do it now, before Google does.
That said, if you think the amount of time it takes to actually post a review is too long, there are a few things you can do to speed it up. First of all, make it count. Put as many “click-through links” as possible; in the case of a Google Plus review, that’s probably five or ten.
You can also use a tool called Google Alerts. These allow you to send out a weekly newsletter about things that are worth sending out, that way you get the most value out of your review and don’t have to wait for Google to post your review.
Another idea is to ask people to review your product or service before you post a review. People are much more likely to do that if they know you’re going to pay for it. This is especially true with regards to blogs.
Google tends to give a lot less information about your business compared to reviews, especially on blogs. That means, since your business is more than one person, it can be quite tricky to get reviews from lots of people. But that doesn’t mean you should just post a one-star review that doesn’t really tell the whole story. A review can show you how satisfied a user is with your service. That in turn can help you to improve your product, just as much as a review can.
In an article published in the May 2012 issue of Forbes magazine, we talked about the fact that blogs are among the most common sources of information for consumers. According to that article, there are now almost 3,000 of these types of blogs in the United States alone. But even with that number, Google does not always give you the most useful information about your business.
On average, Google reviews have a three to five month shelf life, but some sites keep them for much longer, as in the case of Amazon.com. That’s why it’s crucial to have a review site that keeps an active and reliable one. There are so many sites out there that provide reviews, some of them with great credibility. You can’t go wrong by using them.
Google is really a great place to look for reviews, but there are no guarantees. Most of them are in the form of an email that states the website has not reviewed the business from the company itself, and are not verified. They are usually written in the form of a testimonial that states the review was written by a person other than the actual company. This is fine though.