|Feature||whirLocal||Competing System #1||Competing System #2|
Building a strong online reputation via reviews
|Brandable Review Sites For Your Clients|
|White Label Branding For Your Marketing Agency|
No ability to load your logo
No ability to load your logo
|White Hat Approach|
We have significant questions about certain aspects and options of this approach
|Facilitates Gathering Reviews|
|Captures AND Displays Reviews|
Positive reviews captured on our system are publicly displayed and formatted according to schema.org. By default all reviews 3 stars or greater all published immediately, but this can be changed and/or moderated. Negative reviews turn into customer service opportunities and create a "Rating" only toward overall aggregate score.
If it is a positive rating, it directs reviewer to another page with links to up to six 3rd party review sites. Negative Reviews turn into customer service opportunities.
Reviews are captured internally and then requires the creation of profiles and posting of reviews on behalf of the reviewer, or you can setup a redirect to a single 3rd party review site or custom offsite URL after a positive review.
|Fully Direct / Transparent Approach To Gathering Reviews With Links To Google+L and Yelp On Front Page (Optional)|
|Multiple 3rd Party Authority Domains To Choose From|
Each review engine is setup using a sub-domain of one of our 3rd party authority domains, including LocalReviewEngine.com, LocalDentalReviews.com, LocalAutomotiveReviews.com, and LocalChiropracticReviews.com. This adds credibility and trust to the review and creates authority within niche as an industry specialist. Or, use your own domain with our Enterprise system.
Runs on subdomain of clients' site
|Requires An Additional Step of Creating Profiles On 3rd Party Review Sites, Vetting The Accounts, And Posting Reviews On Behalf Of The Reviewer In Order To Actually Display Reviews Gathered.|
|Built-in "Ask For Review" Feature / Email Invites|
Includes optional direct links to 3rd party sites like G+L, Yelp, etc and to our review engine as a default fallback option.
|Instant Email Notification of Reviews to Business Owner|
Negative reviews Only
|Instant SMS Notification of Reviews to Business Owner|
|Positive Review Threshold Settings|
We've given a lot of control to the business owner as to how they want their review to publish. By default, all reviews that are 3 stars and above are immediately published. However, they can change the positive review threshold and/or moderate all reviews.
Controlled by agency
Controlled by agency
|Automated Email To Reviewer After Leaving A Review|
Includes a link to Google+L if it is a positive review. Also includes the Token of Appreciation thank-you offer.
|You can give access to the review engine to your customers so they set their own review publishing guidelines, change offers, etc.|
|Customer Welcome Video, Thank-You Video, and How Can We Help? Video Options||In development|
|Scrapes Reviews From Google, Yelp, etc For Use In Sidebar Widget|
|Mobile Responsive / Mobile Templates||In development|
|Reviews Are Gathered and Posted on Autopilot|
Only using the redirect option
|Supports Video Testimonials||In Development|
|Easily Embed Reviews Gathered On System Into Any Web Site|
Configurable Review Box
Designed to be setup for one location, but could be tweaked to work for individual employees vs. service categories
Does support team members
Making it easy to reach more customers using multiple methods
|Social Media Buttons On Each Review|
|Each Review gathered in system Is Displayed and Individually Indexed By Google|
|Easily Setup A Facebook Review App To Gather & Display Reviews|
|Easily Setup To Automatically Share Reviews On Facebook & Twitter|
|System Is An Additional Listing in Google SERPS and SEO optimized for company name search|
|Review Engine Is Designed To Be A Standalone Marketing Web Site|
Full contact information, social media integration, Google map, and more!
|Full RSS Feed of Reviews|
|Preferred Referral Partners|
We give you the ability to cross-promote to up to 3 other businesses using the review engine system. It shows their aggregate review score, links to their review engine, and links to any social media sites as well.
|Appointment Request Form|
Maximizing lifetime revenue by creating additional touches and upsell, cross-sell, and resell opportunities
|Token of Appreciation Thank-you Offer After Leaving A Review|
Generating the most coveted form of advertising ... word-of-mouth
|Refer A Friend Form|
|Social sharing features which make it easy for the reviewer to share the review on their favorite social network after submitting a positive 4 or 5 star review|
Local Marketing Agency Support
|Crowdsourcing Suggestion Box & Feedback Engine|
|Reputation Marketing Facebook Group|
Click to Join
|Customer Training Center|
White Label Video Training w/ Quiz
|Built-in Marketing Tools For Agencies||Marketing Audit Based on R4 Principles|
|U.S. based support and development team|
We use a combination of Basecamp, Zendesk, and our Suggestion Box.
|Built-in Monitoring & Reporting|
We recommend Jeff Smith's system at MyRepMgr.com
System License & Setup: $197
25-100 Review Engines=$297/mo
System License & Setup: $497
Additional Clients=$10/mo per client