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The Best Way To Get Reviews: Ask For Them

Online reviews are an important aspect to just about any business. The opinion of others on your product or service can help sway a customer your way when deciding on where to eat, shop or stay.

It’s no secret that outstanding service or product is the best way to get a positive review online, but you can take control past this.  The easiest review strategy, just ask your customers to review your business.

I recently stayed at Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA for business and they are clearly winning more business by asking for reviews from their customers.

Within an hour of checking out I received an email from Hotel Murano’s general manager thanking me for my stay and asking me to share my experience online. Here is the email:

Dear Aaron,Thank you for visiting the Hotel Murano. We know there are many hotels in Tacoma, but we’d love to make this the place where you feel most at home – or at least the most well taken care of. If you have a moment, please let us know how your stay went. We’ve also included a link to our Online Comment Card.I personally read and respond to all feedback and I thank you in advance for taking the time. In addition, Yelp and Trip Advisor are great places to share your experience with other guests. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to town.Thank you for staying with us, Stan Kott General Manager

Reviews Of Quantity & Quality Murano gets it and this type of simple follow up is helping them dominate their online listings like Yelp. Their profile offers up 70 reviews averaging 4 stars while no others have more than 15 reviews. Their credibility to the average consumer is miles ahead of the other area hotels.

This simple and timely email asks for direct feedback to the general manager, offers links to review them on popular travel and hotel sites and leaves the guest with a great final impression that Hotel Murano cares.

Take a look at your follow-up process and see how you can ask for reviews to better your online reviews and leads.

In case you are wondering, Hotel Murano is a great hotel, offers upscale rooms and has many nearby restaurants and bars.  I left my review on Google.

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