Online Reviews Are Driving Force for Holiday Sales Says Expert

According to an expert in local business marketing, securing positive online reviews is one of the most effective ways to ensure that online shoppers visit a local shop, restaurant, or service business.

Arroyo Grande, CA, United States - December 1, 2020 /PressCable/

An expert in local business marketing says online reviews are an important aspect of bringing in new business for local shop, restaurant, and service businesses.

“Many local business owners still don’t understand the importance of online reviews for local businesses, “says a spokesman from, an online local business directory that provides a free platform so that local shop owners can collect those important online reviews. “They are still relying on local word of mouth the get the word out about their business, but that’s a mistake,” he says.

He’s talking about the shift in consumer behavior that shows that today’s consumers want to read a few positive reviews before visiting a local shop. He says that studies show that today’s consumers trust online reviews even more than they trust recommendations from friends and family. “With that knowledge in hand,” he says, “it’s more important than ever that local business owners do all they can to get positive reviews attached to their local business listings.”

He says local shop owners can solve the problems by first creating a free business listing at a credible local business directory like Then, once they’ve added the pertinent business details such as their phone number, address, types of payment accepted, and business hours, they should do all they can do get as many positive reviews as possible.

“The best way to get positive online reviews for a local business is to ask customers to leave them,” he says. “Every time a customer checks out, hand them a slip of paper with the URL to the local business listing and ask them to leave a review.” He says shop owners can also print the URL on customer receipts.

“The important thing is to have at least three, but preferably more, positive online reviews on a local business listing. That gives shoppers the confidence to visit your store and make purchases.” is a local business directory that uses GEO location technology to make each visitor’s experience unique. It strives to be the best free business directory available by consistently advertising, improving the site, and working with small business owners to provide free advertising.

Contact Info:
Name: Matthew Hesser
Email: Send Email
Organization: Find Us Local USA Business Directory
Address: P.O. Box 880, Arroyo Grande, CA , Arroyo Grande, CA 93421, United States
Phone: +1-805-534-9800

Source: PressCable

Release ID: 88988098

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