How to Write a Good Review for a Small Business

by Justin Lewis

When you have a good experience with a small business, I'd highly suggest to post your review publicly online for that business. The review you post publicly will help the business in various ways. The ways the review helps them range from increasing their exposure in the search engines, improving their reputation, and helping them grow their business.

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What Should You Say In The Review?

If you're going to write a review for a small business, then it helps them for you to include a few key things in your review. These include:

  • How did the small business fulfill your need?
  • Do you remember the name of the person that helped you? If so, including their name can help them in their position.
  • Would you recommend the business to friends and family?
  • If possible, include a picture

Many small businesses struggle getting reviews from their customers, taking a few minutes to write a review for them will help them significantly. Think about it, they may have hundreds of customers however a very small percentage will take the time to help them. If they've done a good job, share your review publicly and let them know.

List of Review Networks to Post On

There are a lot of different types of small businesses including contractors, plumbers, restaurants, and many more. It's because of this that you should share your review on the network that best helps them.

Most, if not all of them will be able to use the following:

  • Google
  • Yelp
  • Facebook
  • BBB

Other networks include:

  • Home Advisor
  • Angieslist
  • Houzz
  • Guild Quality
  • Porch
  • TripAdvisor
  • Foursquare
  • Trustpilot
  • ConsumerReports

You can find their review pages by simply going to Google and typing their business name, city, and the review network name.

If you notice the business doesn't have an account on a review network, I'd suggest letting them know. This will help them set up the account which will allow their customers to share their feedback there too. You're also welcome to suggest they contact us at Business Optimizer, we're very open to helping small businesses get review networks setup at little to no cost.

Thank you for taking the time to share your review, we'd love to hear if this article helped you in any way.