Wednesday, September 17

10 Killer Ways To Make Your Online Testimonials More Believable

1. PICTURES
Ask people if they would e-mail a picture with their
testimonial. If they don't have one scanned you could
have them send their picture by mail and you could
scan it. This technique will give your testimonials more
credibility.


2. ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES
Most online testimonials you see have text signatures.
You could have people mail their written signature,
scan it, and upload it with their testimonial. People
will feel the testimonial is more official.


3. ONLINE AUDIO
You could record people's testimonials with a mini tape
recorder over the phone, on your answering machine,
or voice mail. Then you could convert the recording
into a online audio file and upload it to your web site.
You can find more information about converting audio
recording's by typing "real audio" at a search engine.


4. POSTCARDS
Have people mail you their testimonial on a postcard,
scan it and upload it to your web site. This will give
people proof that the testimonial isn't fake because
it will have a post mark on it.


5. PROFILES
Ask people to include a profile of themselves with their
testimonial. You could just have them answer some
questions like age, occupation, hobbies, favorite quote,
etc. This will make your testimonials more entertaining
to read.


6. HAND WRITTEN LETTERS
This is similar to the "electronic signature" tip. Scan
and upload the entire written testimonial or letter to
your web site. This will give your testimonials a feel
of realism.


7. RECORDINGS
You could record peoples testimonials over the phone
with a mini tape recorder. Then, take the recording
and record it to an answering machine or voice mail
system. Under each one, include a phone number they
can call to hear the actual testimonial.


8. E-MAIL MESSAGES
When you get e-mail testimonials, publish the entire
e-mail message instead of just the contents. It will be
more believable because it will include the date, time,
subject, who it's from and who it's to.


9. CONTACT INFORMATION
When you get testimonials from people, ask them if
you could include their contact information under the
testimonial. This will allow potential customers to ask
your current customers questions about your product
or service before they buy. Usually, they will trust
them more than you.


10. ONLINE VIDEO
If some of the people who give you testimonials have
a camcorder, ask them to record their testimonial on
video and send it to you. Then you could convert the
video to an online video file and upload it to your site.
You can find more information about converting audio
recording's by typing "real video" at a search engine.

Quote of the Day:

"Knowledge is the food of the soul." -- Plato

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