[Video] – How to get Google Reviews

[Video] – How to get Google Reviews

Koogar on GoogleWhich camp do you sit in?

Are you on the side where you don’t believe in the reviews you read, or on the side where you do?

Either way reviews, testimonials and feedback are one of the stages that EVERYONE goes through, when in the buying process. They want to see what others have said about it, what others think about it so they can then make up their own mind about the product or service they are about to buy.

I say, “about to buy” because testimonials are within not one but two of the steps we have identified in the buying process.

You need to think about what moves you to act and make the next step in buying the thing that you want?

The 5 stages of the buying process are:

  1. Needs
  2. Information Research < this is where testimonials and reviews come in
  3. Evaluation of alternatives < and again here…
  4. Purchase
  5. Post Purchase Evaluation

So how can you make it easier for a client to leave you a Google Review?

Step 1

Make sure you are on Google Local Business

Visit this link – https://www.google.com/business/ and click “Start Now”. It will take you through a step by step process to get your business to be visible on Google. Click this link to see what ours looks like.

Step 2

Create an easy to use Google Review URL for your customers

I’ve created a video to show you HOW to do this so all you have to do is send your client a link.

You can watch it here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOe7xsGhjVo

Step 3

Ask for the testimonial or review!

Send your client an email AFTER they have experienced you, your product or your service.

What I mean by this is don’t ask for a review straight away. You need to give them time to have taken stock after they have used your product or service, so they know and more importantly can feel the difference now they have what they bought from you.

To get a better understanding of this read the book by Andy Bounds called “The Jelly Effect” (Link to buy The Jelly Effect from Amazon) it should be on my recommended reading list, so I shall add it.

We send an email something like this…

It was great working with you at [company name] and I’m glad I was able to give you [add what you, your product or service promised your client].

If you have a few minutes today, we would love to get your feedback on your experience of working with me at [company name] as a review on Google. Follow the link and leave your review here – https://search.google.com/local/writereview?placeid=ChIJlfcv9eAme0gR7IlrOfqbfG0

*Remember to change the bold bits for your own wording.

This is the easy link you are now able to create in Step 2.

We now have 12 5 star reviews on Google since doing this and always ask our clients to leave one when they have time.

Let us know how you get on!

[Testimonials] March – May 2017 Feedback and Reviews from our Clients

[Testimonials] March – May 2017 Feedback and Reviews from our Clients

Koogar Testimonials, Feedback and ReviewsHere are some more recent testimonials and reviews from some of our clients over March, April and May for 2017 and we have received 5 Stars all round!

I had a full day with Amanda and her team. The day was powerful and thought provoking. I was given a strong marketing strategy to help grow my business with ideas for blogs, YouTube, Podcasts, etc. Everything we had discussed in the meeting was delivered in the marketing plan.

Anne-Marie Mayers – 5 stars on Google


Within the first coaching session with Amanda, I instantly noticed great improvement and growth to my business. She was very detailed and gave me a perfect guide on how to bring in more customers… and it really worked!! She’s friendly, passionate and incredibly knowledgable. I would love to continue working with Amanda in the future!

– Christopher David Mitchell – 5 stars on Facebook


Amanda Daniels is very approachable, and her presentation style and technique made delivery of her contact easy to understand. I highly recommend Koogar Limited for all your Integrated & Digital Marketing.

– Andy Scott – 5 stars on Google


Amanda is awesome. Spent a couple of hours with her, and it turned out that I had stacks of things to work on that I’d never even considered. Only half way through the list of things she suggested, and I’ve started getting new business already! Thanks Amanda!!!

– Aiden Ogden – 5 stars on Google


I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism and ease of working with Amanda from Koogar. As someone that books a lot of speakers I can honestly say she is the real deal. Authentic with great value to offer. I highly recommend her.

– Will Polston – 5 stars on Google


At Perito Property Ltd we originally commissioned Amanda to provide social media training for our new company. What we got was much more than this. She was able to get the team thinking strategically about the company and how this could then be translated into content on social media. An excellent session and great value for money.

– Clare Doyle – 5 stars on Google


Amanda was the Marketing Speaker at my BizMums child friendly networking meeting in Nantwich. She stepped in at the last minute when my speaker let me down. We had a large group of ladies and the room was very noisy with our kids and others at the venue. However, Amanda gave a great talk, full of really useful advice and information about marketing and how to make a plan and everyone really got a lot out of it. She also gave us several links to information to summarise her talk and to help us get started after the meeting. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Amanda and hope she will come back again soon.

– Kirstie Edwards – 5 stars on Facebook

[Testimonials] March – May 2017 Feedback and Reviews from our Clients

[Testimonials] Jan-Feb 2017 Feedback and Reviews from our Clients

Koogar Testimonials, Feedback and Reviews

I was given a task from my Mastermind Group where I should get new testimonials and ask for them more often. In February this year I spoke on 3 separate occasions, delivered specific work on numerous occasions and have delivered value to other business owners.

When was the last time you asked your clients for feedback, a testimonial or a review?

This will keep you on track to see how you are helping them, their thoughts about you and how you can improve your service.

I have taken these testimonials from Facebook Reviews and Google! And you can click to see some of last years (2016) testimonials.

Today Amanda shared some useful information about your business benefitting from a marketing strategy. The guidance, tips and info shared today was invaluable and already I’ve put so much of it into action. Thank you so much x

Helen Young – 5 star

Amanda truly is amazing. I had gotten myself into a rut over putting something onto my website and needed it doing urgently, within a day Amanda had resolved all the issues and had my website up and running. You truly are an angel, l cannot thank you enough. Xx.

Leighann Morgan – 5 star

I attended Koogar Ltd’s Marketing Planning Day course. The course was intensive but very informative and gave me a lot of useful and interesting insights that I can use in my marketing efforts going forward. Throughout the day’s course, Amanda was very helpful and her passion for her subject is infectious. I would heartily recommend this course and Koogar Limited.

Tania McGee, Cullimore Dutton

Amanda, thank you so much for your talk at our networking meeting yesterday! As a small business owner myself I really appreciated your 11 Top Marketing tips. I know there was such a buzz in the room after you had finished too :) This gal really knows her stuff!

Stacey Knight-Jones5 star

I have attended a workshop run my Amanda and a talk, both of which have been incredibly useful. She has a way of pointing out what should be obvious but we so often miss or over look in our businesses and is full of useful help and advice.

Tara Louise – 5 star

Amanda is a fantastic speaker, she has spoken at the ladies networking group I run on a number of occasions. She is engaging, knowledgeable and interesting. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her if you are looking for a speaker for your event.

– Dawn Beschorner – 5 star

I was at a recent event where Koogar were talking. I came away feeling inspired, but also clear about the focus of my marketing plan and where to take it. Thanks Amanda “I have taken a knee”!

Zoe Lancaster (from Google)

Amanda is fab. Hugely knowledgeable, fun, intelligent and approachable. Particularly from a small business point of view she’s that invaluable sounding board, the kick up the ass, the hi five!, the motivation, the encouragement… All the bits that are hard when you work for yourself. Highly recommended.

Joanna Nelson – 5 star

I attended Amanda’s marketing plan for 2017 workshop last December. The training not only helped me with getting clarity about my business but also packed with useful tips and advice that I could take away and start working on it straight away. She made me prioritising my to-do lists in a realistic way. And I love listening to your podcasts!

Yifan Nairn – 5 star

I attended Koogar Marketing’s Planning Day in December and found it very useful and also very fun! It was a great way to ensure the business is ready for big marketing changes going forward and is also organised so we can keep on top of any marketing work! The day was a great way to also network with other businesses and learn how they can fit the material taught in the training into their businesses.

If you’re looking to create an organised marketing strategy for your business, attend the Marketing Planning Day!

Charlotte Wright, Foreman LLP

An amazing insight today from Amanda on marketing strategy. If you are running a business this kind of knowledge and experience is so invaluable. Thank you.

Jane Hawkes – 5 star

I met Amanda at Northwich Women in Business last week. She is a fantastic speaker, really engaging, warm and approachable. Her talk was full of great tips and advice. She knows everything you don’t get round to doing as a small business owner, yes, guilty as charged! Her presentation gave me great motivation to tackle our business marketing this year. A really great speaker, thanks Amanda.

Katie Paddle, Black Dog Wine

Book a FREE (30 Minute) Integrated Marketing Consultation

Valued at £72, this time is for businesses who want MORE from their marketing; digital and traditional with no strings attached.

The consultation will help us to find out about your business, your aims and people you want to target. We will then use this information to help you move forward with your current marketing strategy.

[Testimonials] March – May 2017 Feedback and Reviews from our Clients

[Testimonials] 2016 Feedback and Reviews from our Clients

Koogar Testimonials, Feedback and ReviewsWe constantly and consistently strive to be the best we can be at Koogar and within our industry by keeping up to date with the latest marketing activities, attending conferences and training days, reading book, watching videos and listening to podcasts.

We are always asking our clients there thoughts on our services and how we help them best. Here are some feedback, testimonials and reviews from various platforms.

As a Business Success Strategy Coach it has never been more important to have an exceptional online and offline marketing presence and that’s why I turned to Amanda and Koogar Integrated Marketing. Having initially seen Amanda as a keynote speaker it was immediately evident her knowledge, understanding and passion for what she does was overwhelming.

Over the past 2 years, we’ve brought all 3 of our businesses over to be managed by Koogar, and delighted with the response, interaction, recommendations and timeframe of execution.
I cannot recommend Amanda and the team at Koogar high enough for anyone who wishes to turn a marketing spend into a marketing investment.

Jay Allen, MyTrueNORTHUK


I can’t speak highly enough of the time, efforts, ideas, encouragement, support, knowledge I received from Amanda at Koogar. I feel a whole new energy for my business and a complete drive to push things forward now. After one session with Amanda I knew I wanted her with me on my journey. I will be working with Amanda for the next year – I’m committed now!! I can’t wait to see how Amanda’s influence can help mould my ideas and where we take the business over the next 12 months.

Amanda creates achievable bench marks and sets realistic goals. I’m a one man band and having Amanda there to bounce ideas off is just invaluable!

Joanna Nelson, Papas Tailoring


Amanda has spoken at the University of Chester on two occasions. The first occasion was as Keynote Speaker for the first annual Faculty of Arts and Media, Graduate Day; where graduates from the Faculty return to speak to current students about their experiences since leaving University. Amanda spoke eloquently about the importance of social media for self-promotion and its usefulness in finding work. I was so impressed with Amanda’s approach that I asked her to come back at a later date to speak specifically to the third year students in the Department of Art & Design.

Amanda was a confident speaker who was able get across the many benefits of social media to the future careers of Art & Design students in a way that was engaging for the audience as well as informative, tying in popular culture and motion graphics to get across her message. Students responded well to Amanda’s questions that encouraged active engagement with the lecture and Amanda took the time to stay behind for one to one questions from students, which was a bonus for those students who did not feel confident to speak up in a crowded lecture theatre. I would be happy to bring Amanda back to speak to future students.

Bernadine Murray, University of Chester


Having attended one of Amanda’s workshops I have found her style of teaching and advice for best practise easy to understand, stimulating and a wealth of information that she will provide in placing you in the right direction to move forward. Enjoyed the event a lot. Punctual and lovely location.

Nicky Abell-Francis, Zenchi


Recently attended a Social Media for Business course with Koogar – Intergrated Marketing at Coleg Menai-Llandrillo, and learned far more than how to just navigate the different Social Media platforms. She gave us a firm foundation from which to build various marketing strategies tailored to our businesses thus enabling us to draw on our own ideas, rather than mimicking others. Amanda’s style of lecturing is engaging, enthusiastic, very informative and direct. She managed to pass a lot of relevant information over in a way which we could use when we left the course. I left the course feeling much more positive. Thank you again Amanda!!

Lowri Jones, Plas Brondanw


Went to the most interesting and informative talk with Amanda yesterday. She made me realise I need to tailor my marketing strategy on specific groups. Amanda suggested ideas, tools and resources that I had never even thought about, some i hadn’t even heard of. Thank you so much, I feel as though I’ve come out of your talk with invaluable knowledge to push my business forward.

Freya Bentham, Pieces for Places

Book a FREE (30 Minute) Integrated Marketing Consultation

Valued at £72, this time is for businesses who want MORE from their marketing; digital and traditional with no strings attached.

The consultation will help us to find out about your business, your aims and people you want to target. We will then use this information to help you move forward with your current marketing strategy.