Having testimonials from your customers is a powerful way to demonstrate the value of your products or services. Research has shown that testimonials help people with their buying decision. Since the research on testimonials is well known in the marketing industry, more marketers are putting bogus testimonials inflating the claims of their products or services on their websites. If our customers purchase a low quality product on the basis of a bogus testimonial, then they will potentially discount the value of testimonials on all websites in the future.
To demonstrate that their testimonials are not bogus, many reputable marketers now use audio or video testimonials from their customers to demonstrate that someone has actually used their product and taken the time to give them a testimonial. For someone with a large budget, it is not hard to hire someone to set up a recording, put it into the correct format, and post it to the web. For individual entrepreneurs, setting up a system for collecting audio or video can be costly, time consuming, or too technically challenging.
Enter Google Voice.
If you have a Google Voice account, then you can quickly and easily set up audio testimonials on your website. If you do not have a Google Voice account, then go get on the waiting list RIGHT NOW by CLICKING HERE! Then bookmark this page and come back to it when you have an account.
Once you have a Google Voice Account, you can set up a custom widget that you can put on your webpage that will allow your customers to leave voice testimonials about you or your products.
To do this in Google Voice , log on to Google Voice and click Settings in the top right hand corner of the Google Voice screen.
When you are in the settings, click on Call Widgets then set the following fields:
Name: I used “Testimonials”
When receiving calls from this widget: I set it to “Send to Voicemail”
Then Select “New Custom Greeting” from the drop down and press “Add”. It will pop up a message to call you in order to add a new greeting.
Once you have set up a call greeting, save the widget and copy the Embed code from the widget you want to use to a page on your website or a blog post.
When you have successfully added the code to your website, it will show the following call me button:
Now direct your customers to the page on your site that has the Call Me button and ask them to leave a testimonial.
When you receive testimonials, they will show up in Google Voice. To add them to your website, click on the more link in the testimonial you want to add and get the Embed code. Cut and paste that code to your website.
When you have done that, the testimonial will show up on your website like the testimonial I recorded for myself:
You now have audio testimonials on your site.
If you found this article useful, then why don’t you leave me a testimonial?
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