As mentioned in the article about why we created RatingsByMe, we found that the usefulness of major review sites (Yelp, Google, CitySearch, etc…) was massive when it came to potential customers using businesses based off of their online reputation. The largest problem that we found when looking at these other review sites was that they were completely focused on the visitor instead of the business being reviewed.
This was something that bothered us and our clients. We created RatingsByMe to focus on both the visitor and the business.
Our business model is one in which we do not rely on third-party advertisers to support our business. Rather, we rely on our clients to support our business. Because of this major distinction, there will never be ads on the review pages for the business. We just don’t think that it makes sense to have your direct competitors advertising on your review page. We solely advertise one business, yours.
No Competitors Shown
You probably aren’t highlighting your competitors on your own company website. Yet, major review sites do this by default. This makes no sense from the business owner’s perspective. So just like the ads, we removed all of the competitors on your review page. Again, only your business is highlighted.
Make it Easy to Review
Because of the size of Yelp, Google, CitySearch, etc… the need for algorithms to filter out reviews is necessary. Thankfully, because of the scale and size of our business, we can actually have a real human filter the reviews for every one of our clients. Furthermore, we can alert you to every review that comes through and give you the opportunity to take care of the problem without having anything said online about your business. Too often, we see that there are inappropriate or unfair reviews left about businesses online with no real way to take care of them. We have solved this problem by putting a human verification process in place in order to stop that from happening to any of our clients.
We Show up on Search Engines
In most cases your Yelp page or other online directory pages show up on the search engines when you search for your business name, but we knew that our review page had to do the same thing. In fact, because of our SEO expertise we are able push your RatingsByMe page to the top so that your company website and then your RatingsByMe page is shown in the second position.
Control who Reviews your Business
We created an extremely easy way to have any customer no matter their skill or expertise on the Internet be able to leave you a review. We found that when we initially did our testing the largest roadblock was the difficult of leaving an actual review. So we rewrote the book on how to leave a review and made the process as simple as possible. This not only allows you to get more reviews but because of our human filtering process receiving and displaying reviews is made simple again.
If you can’t fix it Build it
When it comes to business friendly atmosphere, 3rd party review sites do not deliver. The importance these reviews have on businesses is massive. So instead of accepting this, we have created a business friendly and visitor friendly atmosphere for online reviews. Instead of accepting the status quo, we have raised it.