Rich’s Web Design – June Newsletter

– Significant Rankings Improvements! –

– Further Importance of Reviews  –
– Letter to All RWD Clients –



Significant Improvements in MANY Ranking Reports!  

If you checked your rankings reports on May 1st, you would have seen very nice improvements in your metrics.  Many more phrases moved up, then down; More in the Top-10, especially the column that showed ‘Google Mobile’. Many clients had SIGNIFICANT improvements and all clients improved!  These were all due to the Google Mobile-Friendly Update (Opps! I promised not to talk about this anymore!)

Remember if you need a place that FULLY explains your Rankings Reports, GO HERE! 


Further Importance of Reviews! –  

(Let me know if you desire these Review Cards for your business!)
Have you seen these   stars show up on Google search results? They are Google Reviews that people are placing on your business Google+ page. As you can see below in my email signature, reviews are also an important aspect of YELP, Angie’s Lists, Bing and local YellowPages … but the most effective are reviews placed on Google+!

I have started to assist my clients in printing business cards w/ short URLs that direct customers to their own review pages.  Vista Print is a very inexpensive and reliable service for these.  Go to some of the short URLs ( for example – ) in these business cards and see.

For Google Reviews, customers must also have Google+ accounts in order to write a review. Customers need to post the reviews themselves, through their Google+ accounts. Customers can leave ratings without actually writing a review. The rating is just the “stars” without the text of a review. At least in terms of rankings, the number of reviews you have seems to matter more than the quality of those reviews.

Best-practices for requesting reviews – Ask everyone for a review, not just your diehard, happiest customers. Point out as often as possible that you’d like your customers’ honest feedback. Don’t incentivize – Not only is it against the rules, but makes you look as though you’re desperate. Your customers care, not all of them, but that’s OK. Many will write a review if you ask and especially if you give them basic instructions as to how.

Place a line on your email signature that guides people for reviews. Where have you seen this before???


   Rich Blakemore
   d.b.a. Rich’s Web Design
   511 S. Main St. Kernersville, NC 27284
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Letter to All RWD Clients
In the next few days, all RWD clients will be receiving a registered letter from me outlining a ‘Continuity Agreement‘ I have entered into with a good friend of mine.
This agreement is for YOUR PROTECTION, so read the letter carefully and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me for clarification.