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Google Reviews and Incentives

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Would the following promotion adhere to Google Guidelines (Taken from a Forbes article on reviews and FTC)?


"Hey _______ Hope all is well and we want you to know that we greatly appreciate your support! We simply love being part of this great local (insert town/city) community. To help us better serve you, we would appreciate a quick review on our Google Local Business page, (insert link here) and we hope to see you soon.

Have a great day!


Your Name


*if you want to include the promo code GCOC123, go for it. As a token of our appreciation of you, please use this coupon next time you are in the store. Thx!"



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Google Reviews and Incentives

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Hi @Chris F,


I like the top part and that is perfectly within the guidelines and best practices. 


Adding the promo code seems gimmicky and is offering a promo for the review, which is not fitting with the guidelines. I would not use that lower part at all. 


All the Best,



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