Online reviews — preferably good ones of course — are something I strive for. I nearly always ask my clients to give me an online review in at least one place. My efforts are showing.
If you look on Google, you will see that I have 45 reviews and a 4.9 rating out of a possible 5. That’s pretty good. I like to look at what other photographers in my area of Lincoln are doing. I don’t see anyone else with anything even close. Of course, I haven’t looked up every single photographer in Lincoln, but I feel I can safely say I have more positive reviews than any other photographer. If someone can show me a photographer with more than 45 reviews I’ll gladly correct myself.
I’m not saying all this to brag about myself. In fact I firmly believe that I don’t have 45 positive reviews because I’m the best photographer in Lincoln. I actually don’t think I am the best. However what I think I am best at is asking for and getting reviews. I’m so thankful to all my wonderful clients who have gladly accommodated my request. Not all do, though. Many clients I’ve asked have not given me reviews. I think the main reason is people are busy and they don’t take the time to do it. But when they do, I’m happy.
Here’s what one of my most recent clients wrote on Google after I was hired as her wedding videographer.
“Lori was easy to communicate with and worked around your specific day of timeline very nicely. She also had her brother helping her and he was also very friendly and easy to work with the day of. They were very polite, professional, and went with the flow. I also received my videos in less than 4 weeks, and I love them! If you need someone to record your Ceremony/reception for you special day, I’d definitely give Lori a call!”
Online reviews are very important to me because it helps set me apart from other Lincoln photographers. I’ve gotten calls and business appointments simply because people see the number of reviews that I have. I’m very grateful.
My main place for reviews is, of course, Google. I also have some on Facebook and some wedding sites that I advertise on. I don’t like to ask my clients to post on every review site as I think that is asking too much. That’s why I have so few on other sites like Yelp. My main focus is on Google.
I plan to continue asking for reviews. I think it’s important to continue to have fresh ones posted. Thanks to all who have posted online reviews for me in the past. I greatly appreciate it.