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    Quote Originally Posted by TomislavGlogovac View Post
    The people that are leaving fake bad reviews just in order to harm competition are scum.

    P.S. Never use that paid "traffic", it can harm your website's rankings.
    I've had one of these review management companies leave bad reviews for me, on sites where I'm not even registered! So I guess they've created an account for me and then left me a bad review! Thankfully my word of mouth is so strong among clients that nobody gets fooled by those reviews.

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    You may not have been hurt by a false review, but many others have. And was the review left for you or about you?
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    The best way to deal with fake reviews is to meet then head on. If possible respond to them, and offer to correct the problem. Many times when you know it's fake and you ask them to verify their order in some way, they can't. Or they just never respond because they aren't monitoring what they write, it's all hit and run.

    A legitimate bad review is an opportunity to look like a superstar by showing your customer service chops. That can do more to attract business than just arbitrary reviews because it shows engagement.

    It's the same as when I was a bartender. How you handle problems gives other customers more confidence that if they have one you'll be just as fair and caring when handling it, and they have more confidence in your business, and they keep coming back.

    People like going to bars where they know the bartender or the owner, or at least have had some engagement with them. Customer service online is not much different. That familiarity and confidence in the business equals sales, and you can't buy that kind of marketing. it's earned.
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    Ok guys thank you all for your input but just to get us back on the main topic....if u guys can kindly share which ppc or solo ads or method you use to promote your websites/services. I personally have tried many crappy ones that are not worth mentioning because I did not see any good results with them....the only ones that I've see okay results (but not AWESOME results) are bing ads and soloadsx. Can you please share goo ones that are not know to most people....like please gon't say google adwords or facebook ads lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alouly View Post
    Ok guys thank you all for your input but just to get us back on the main topic....if u guys can kindly share which ppc or solo ads or method you use to promote your websites/services. I personally have tried many crappy ones that are not worth mentioning because I did not see any good results with them....the only ones that I've see okay results (but not AWESOME results) are bing ads and soloadsx. Can you please share goo ones that are not know to most people....like please gon't say google adwords or facebook ads lol.
    OK, "to promote your website" is kind of vague and you can't really approach it that way. What you're doing is promoting a product or service. I'm not a big fan of PPC these days. It's expensive, and takes a lot of trial and error to get going, and the space is crowded. I'm also not a fan of not knowing where my ads are.

    With Adwords, the "display network" can literally mean anything. There's no way to really know where your ads are being displayed, and you can't even form a hypothesis without spending money first. There are a list of other reasons, but the last one is that it's a terrible idea if you're on a budget.

    Facebook is a little better, but I'd practice with post boosts first. If you can't get traction on those, then don't waste money on ads. At least Facebook display network is Facebook and Instagram. So you know exactly where the ads will be seen, and can use what you know about how they work, how people use them, and the demographic of the users to help create your campaign.

    But again, it's not "promoting a website". The website itself is not the business, It's a tool to promote the business.

    You have to know what your goals are before you can develop a plan of action. Just throwing money at ads to get people to the website is not a plan and a waste of money.

    What is the business?
    What is your goal in getting people to the website? To just to look around? Put some nice numbers in your stats? What's the goal? What do you want them to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulcrum View Post
    You may not have been hurt by a false review, but many others have. And was the review left for you or about you?
    It was about me. It went something like this "the worst company i've dealt with. I'd placed my order months ago, still haven't received it...". Now I'm in the service business, so there's no question of receiving and fulfilling orders! I receive enquiries and I execute service contracts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold Mansfield View Post
    The best way to deal with fake reviews is to meet then head on. If possible respond to them, and offer to correct the problem. Many times when you know it's fake and you ask them to verify their order in some way, they can't. Or they just never respond because they aren't monitoring what they write, it's all hit and run.
    For now I just let such fake bad reviews pass as most of my business happens over phone (I'm in the events business). My clients don't really go online and the new clients the come in do so over phone as well. But, my clientele is getting increasingly sophisticated and some of them demand to see my website before giving me business! So I'll have to adapt to actively responding to such reviews sometime soon.

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    Ok I understand what you mean and I totally agree with you....let me clarify what I meant though. Let me give you two seenarios and if you can kkindly tell me how would you promote them in the year 2017....and to be honest with you I am tired of ppc too and fed up with constantly testing until I start seeing results...takes too much of my time and money. First scenario: A website where the main source of income from it is adsense. Seond Scenario: Product or service (For ex. Biz Opps or Marketing services or web hosting services) which has landing page capturing clients emails and directing them to the offers. So how would you promote these types currently without ppc? I would love to know some new ways which are affordable and more effective (which I am sure all marketers on the planet are loking for the same thing LOL)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenD View Post
    For now I just let such fake bad reviews pass as most of my business happens over phone (I'm in the events business). My clients don't really go online and the new clients the come in do so over phone as well. But, my clientele is getting increasingly sophisticated and some of them demand to see my website before giving me business! So I'll have to adapt to actively responding to such reviews sometime soon.
    You just contradicted yourself. New clients come in over the phone? Where are they getting the phone number from?
    Assuming no one is looking you up online is a fatal marketing mistake.
    EVERYONE goes online.

    You won't know when people check you out online and see something they don't like because they generally just move on to someone else. They don't call you to tell you.

    The good news is, it's not very hard to get up to speed. Yes, it is time consuming, but in a few weekends with a little elbow grease and guidance you can completely transform your online marketing into something with purpose that makes your company look like a pro. And then it's all about staying on it and improving where you can....for the life of your business.
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