User reviews are the most important part of your business listing. Our users want to hear from other parents and feel confident that if they visit your business they will have a good experience with their families. Business pages with more than 3 parent reviews get much more visibility in the directory and perform almost 10 times as well as pages with no reviews!
Unlike some other review sites, we do allow you to ask your own customers to review your page on Winnie as long as you follow some basic rules:
- No incentivized reviews. It's okay to ask happy customers to leave a review, but don't pay them for it!
- Only ask real customers who have patronized your business. Reviews from employees or associates of your business will be removed.
- No copy/pasting from other review sites. Duplicated reviews will be removed.
- Remember this is a community of parents! Anyone you ask for a review should be able to review your business from the perspective of a parent.
Step-by-step guide to asking for reviews
Online reviews are a crucial part of marketing your business and it's good to get in the practice of reminding your customers to write them. Here are a few strategies you can use.
- Share the link to your Winnie page on your social media accounts. Here's a sample blurb you can use: "We're thrilled to be featured in Winnie's directory of kid-friendly places! Check out our page and be sure to give us a review if you love ___"
- Add a link to your Winnie page to your email signature. An example might be: "Review us on Winnie to help us reach more local parents!"
- Similar to above, you can add a link to your Winnie page in your website footer.
- Put up a flyer in your establishment. Customers can get the app for free by searching "Winnie" in the iOS App Store or Google Play Store, then it's just a few quick taps to review your business.
- Email specific customers personally asking them to leave a review. This works very well, especially if you know the person had a good experience and will want to support your business.