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Upon Further Review

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Upon Further Review

There I was, sitting on the couch with a table full of Taco Bell and three excited boys ready to devour a little Irish football, thinking –It doesn’t get any better than this.
…and it didn’t.

Less than a minute into the game the phone rings. It’s my wife. With news our beloved 1835 Subaru finally broke down. Out-of-town. On a Saturday. During the game.

Google to the rescue:
Chesterton Indiana Auto Repair Saturday

After a few calls and a good discussion, three things stuck with me. First, there are good people out there, and I think I just found one. Second, ND is already up by 14. And third, I wouldn’t have called this shop if not for their reviews.

They weren’t the closest. I wasn’t familiar with their brand. I wasn’t even sure they were open on Saturday. All I knew was this shop had 17 positive reviews compared to others with only three or four.

To make a long story a little shorter, they now have 18.

In today’s digital age, reviews are important. They can make or break a business or be the difference between a foot in the door, or a foot in the … but don’t just take it from me.

Here are a few points to help encourage you to put your best foot forward:

  • 90% of customers say they are influenced by online reviews.
  • Over 10% of Google’s local SEO algorithm comes from reviews.
  • Restaurant revenue drops by 5-9% because of a one-star difference in online rating.

Other points of interest:

  • The boys lost interest in the game before halftime.
  • Taco Bell always sounds better than it is.
  • ND lost.