Your Online Reputation
You should be asking your Customers, Clients or Patients for feedback. Their opinion of your business forms your Reputation.
A survey found that 72% of people TRUST reviews left online as much as a recommendation from a friend.
This system will make it easy.

Do You Have Bad Reviews?
You are only ONE review away from a BAD Reputation. You should be watching for any negative reviews. Respond to the review in an effort to correct whatever went wrong.

See if you have any – enter your business phone# at this site:

Infographic for SEO

By: John Wilson    Google

Questions to help you select a Lawn Care (Treatment) company.

To receive the Questions in plain text format, enter your email address in the box below.

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Also used on Dorsey Services website here:

I used where you can create an infographics using their platform for free. Of course, they have a paid, Pro version with more templates.


Gold Stars Are Back on Google Plus Reviews and Ratings.

Yes, gold stars are back on Google Plus Reviews using Google Maps App on Android.

By: John Wilson    My Google Profile 


July 10, 2013

I got an update on my Google Maps App on my Android phone today.

Note: For some reason my Icon link to the app on my homescreen simultaneously disappeared. I am not sure why that happened???

Anyway, back to what’s new with doing a review of a business if you are using Google Maps app on an Android phone.

It immediately looks significantly different.

You can still type in a search term for Business Name, City, State, which gives you a map with dots showing results. Click a dot and you get that business page showing photos, reviews, etc.

Maps may open showing, not a map, but your Recent Search terms.

Find the magnifying glass which gives you a place to enter a new search term and then a map displays.


auto dealers in conyers ga

















A Map View shows like this:

map view of auto dealers, conyers, ga
















Touch a point on the map and the Business comes up at the bottom.

Touch the Business name and drag up from the bottom to expose more of the page. 

drag business name up from bottom


You see a “washed-out” looking Rate and review with gray stars. Touch a star and they turn Gold. Touch another star if you want a different rating.

gray stars until you touch them

















As soon as you touch a star for the rating they turn Gold and you are ready to start typing your review. You see the Publish button if you are signed into your Google Plus account and it tell you who you are posting as.

Gold Stars show when you select one.

















Drag up a little more and you see All reviews for the business.

All reivews for business.

















This process is really streamlined if you already have a Google Plus account.

Another view is available from the map view by touching the icon of (3) horizontal bars at the top of the page. It brings up a Results view.

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The Results List view

Google Plus Results View from a Search. 
















Touch one of the Results to see that business marked on the Map.

It is really pretty Slick and Quick with a lot of Information!!


map view of auto dealers, conyers, ga
















Take a Look at a Search from Your Google Maps App!

I think that you will Like It!

Gold stars are back!


Use Your Own Email Address As Your Google Plus Username

Why Use Your own email can be used as your username?


By: John Wilson    My Google Profile

UPDATE: 3/22/14  I just noticed that the Captcha where prove that you are not a Robot has gotten really simple, just numbers now which makes it really easy. Before it was next to impossible to read some of the characters.

Another change that I noticed today is that it is now possible to use Google Maps app to write a Review on an iPhone or an Android mobile phone.

You have to login to your Google account before you can post a review. They use your email address but allow you to setup your own password.

If you use your own email address when getting a Google+ Account, it will be easier to remember when you want to write a review. You have to login using that email address and the Password that you choose to use.

I recommend that you use your smartphone to get a Google Plus Account.

Scan this QR Code with a barcode scanner app from your smartphone.

scan to get google plus account

scan to go to:




You should see a form to fill out.

Whatever you put into the First and Last name will show, so you may want to use your initial or a nickname to gain a little anonymity. Google, of course, will know who wrote it.
Notice username field has a link to click so that you can use your own email as your username. This makes it easy to remember your Login which you will need when you write a review.

Here is a screen shot from my Android phone.





You will get an email to your email address that you enter to confirm that you own it. 

Continue to fill the form, click Next Step at the bottom.

Continue to follow directions and you will get your account.

Remember that it will not be fully usable until you confirm your email address by clicking a link in the email that Google sends you.

Once you get your account, you will be able to Write Reviews for places you visit, Restaurants where you dine, Doctors and Dentists and other companies and organizations  that you do business with.

Google actually WANTS you to be active with your account.

Use Google Maps app on Android or Google Plus Local on iPhone to search for the business that you want to review. Look for the Write a review button on Maps or Rate and Review this place on iPhone.

You have to Click a Star for the rating before the rest of the form will appear. The Stars, at first, look “grayed out” or inactive, but when you click a star, you will see them “light up” and you can type your comments.

You will be glad that you got this setup.

Go ahead, grab your phone and do it now.

The process is quick and it is easier that it ever has been.




How to Use Your Own Email Address to get a Google Plus Account.

By: John Wilson    My Google Profile

Getting a Google Plus Account Just Got Easier!

Starting Today…

You can use your Own Email Address to get a Google Plus Account.

This will make your login much easier to remember.

You can do this on Desktop or Mobile device.

Just click the “I prefer to use my current email address“ link under the “Choose Your Username” field at the top of the form.

I recommend that you signup on your Mobile Phone since you have it more often than any other computer and you are more likely to use your Google Plus Account to review a business while away from your Desktop computer.

Go to

Scan this QR Code with your mobile phone to get there.





You maybe able to “fudge” a little with your First or Last name. I have seen some accounts that use only an initial or maybe a nickname??

Whatever you use there will show on any Google Plus Review you write.

If you have trouble reading the “Robot Code” just click the Circular Arrow there to get another code. They have even made this easier. Most of them are easy enough to figure out.

Click Continue at the bottom an follow the instructions. You can skip some of the things that they ask for.

To make your Review “COUNT”, you should regularly Review someone. So when you get your account setup try it out on McDonalds, Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, Chick-Fil-A, etc.

Find the Business you want to review

Use Google Maps App on Android and Google Plus Local app on iPhone to find the business you want to review. Just search for the business name, city, state and click their name when it appears on the Map or in a list. Look for the Write a review button on a desktop or laptop.

But on a mobile phone, you will see Rate and Review and 5 Stars. This looks “grayed out” or Inactive, but when you click a Star, it becomes active and you will see that you can type your comments.



Get Search Results Sorted by Zagat Score Rating – Use Maps App

By: John Wilson    My Google Profile

Search local with your smartphone and get the ability to sort the results by Zagat Score rating.

You will get the Best Rated businesses to show at the top of the results.

Read the reviews and select the business you want to spend your money with.

Search for the product or service plus the city, state.



Currently if you search using Google from a Desktop computer you get results where Rated and UnRated businesses are all mixed together.

But who are you going to choose? Only someone who has 8 or 10 good reviews, right?

Search from your mobile phone using Google Maps App:

Just open Maps and type in what you are searching for. If you are on the Maps page, click the bottom of the page to go to the Results page.

There you can use the Rating button to select what minimum Score you want to see.

Read Reviews and make your Pick.

The Maps page lets you see who is nearest to you.

Try this! I bet you will really like the way it helps you do a local search.





  • This is a cool website, John. I like it.

    You should add more posts.

  • This is second testimonial. To see if the slider works.

  • dealerRater5Star


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