Online reviews – the opinion of your peer group, what other people really think – are today’s go-to source of information before you make any significant purchasing decision.
Jones Harris Director Martin Wigley was delighted to receive his own ‘Certificate of Excellence’ after being rated 4.9 out of 5 stars by clients across 17 reviews, by website VouchedFor.co.uk
Leisure businesses are proud of their TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence, achieved after working hard to delight their customers and receive consistently excellent reviews, and in the professional services sector, this is the equivalent award.
Earlier this year Martin was even included in a Sunday Times supplement of the top 200 UK Accountants, based on reviews from VouchedFor.co.uk which is a reviews website for accountants, solicitors, financial advisers and mortgage brokers.
Adam Price, Founder of VouchedFor said: “For years prospective clients have been in the dark about how to assess the quality of a professional’s work. With VouchedFor everyone can get right to what every potential client wants to know: which professionals have the happiest clients?”
You might already have a strategy in place for encouraging customers to leave online reviews of your own business, but if you haven’t we’d advise that you give it serious thought.
Online reviews serve two purposes – they have a significant ability to affect your rankings (thought to be up to 10%) in local search engine results, showing that reviews on more general platforms like Google, Yelp and YellowPages.com have an ability to affect your visibility online and determine whether your business is even seen in the first place.
In surveys, online reviews are shown to influence 90% of customers buying decisions and those important gold stars will certainly affect which results people click on when searching, and ultimately the purchasing decision of the reader.
We’d like to thank all of the clients who took the time to share their positive feedback about Martin on VouchedFor.co.uk, and if you’re a client and haven’t already written a review it would be wonderful if you could spare the time to do so here
If you’re not already a client and you’re looking for someone who comes highly recommended, why don’t you get in touch for a no-obligation chat?
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