5 star rating online marketingThere are half-a-dozen online marketing and advertising surveys I read each year. I especially look forward to Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends, MOZ’s Online Marketing Industry Survey, and BrightLocal’s Local Consumer Review Survey.

BrightLocal’s 2016 results are already in. While most of the findings weren’t’ surprising, one result did catch my attention:

7 out of 10 consumers will leave a review for a business if they’re asked to.

If you’re not sure why this is important, let me add one additional survey result:

58% of consumers say the star rating of a business is most important.

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