How Dentists Say Thank You for Google Reviews

Dentists Give Thanks for Google Reviews

 
How do you say thank you to patients who so generously take the time to leave you a 5-star review on Google?

Google My Business has released a new tool for doing just that, it’s called Small Thanks with Google.

Now dentists – and virtually all businesses with verified Google My Business listings – can showcase their favorite patient reviews, by either downloading & printing a poster or by sharing via social media.

You can do this in under 3 minutes by simply going to the Small Thanks with Google website to design & download your own review poster.

You’ll get the blow by blow directions in a bit, but first let’s explore some ideas on how dentists can use these Small Thanks with Google posters & images…

Dentists Say Thank You with Small Thanks with Google

Why Would Dentists Use Small Thanks with Google?

 
To accomplish two primary goals:

1. To amplify your word of mouth.
2. To say thank you to patients that left you a review.

Showcasing your Google reviews is a great way to recognize the loyal patients who took the time to put their experience of your brand of dentistry in Google for the world to see.

And with Small Thanks with Google, dentists can now get that experience down on paper – and use it both online & offline to amplify their digital word of mouth.

By printing & sharing your 5-star Google reviews you are turning those patients into your biggest advocates, and we all know each & every one of your is trying to do that every single day.

Your practice depends on it.

With word-of-mouth referrals most likely being one of your top new patient acquisition avenues, anything you can do to amplify that word of mouth will pay dividends.

And saying thank you for those 5-star reviews is a great way to continue the online conversation, offline.

Displaying these reviews is also a great way to motivate more of the silent majority to come forward and shout from the mountaintops about how great of a gentle, caring, professional, engaging, great-looking, often humorous dentist you are.

It’ll make people feel even better about their reviews, and your dental practice.
 

How Can Dentists Use the Small Thanks with Google Posters?

 
Here are a few simple (and free) ideas on how dentists can use their Small Thanks with Google posters to accomplish the aforementioned goals:

  1. Share the images on social media – Facebook, Google My Business, Instagram, Twitter…etc.
  2. Download & print the images to post up in the office.
  3. Run a contest to drive more reviews.
  4. Have patients vote on their favorite reviews.
  5. Use the posters at local events, seminars, sponsorships…etc.

How Do Dentists Get The Small Thanks with Google Review Posters?

 
Now that we’ve covered the what & why of Small Thanks with Google for dentists, let’s tackle the super-simple where & how.

Here is a breakdown of how to grab your Small Thanks with Google review posters in three simple steps:

Step 1: Go to https://smallthanks.withgoogle.com/ & type in your practice name.
 
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Step 2: Click on your practice & choose your design.
 
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As of the writing of this post, the Small Thanks with Google tool only allows you to choose from a set of reviews – meaning you can’t edit the review text or choose the particular review to showcase.

Step 3: Click the button to download & share your review poster.
 
How Dentists Say Thank You for Google Reviews
 
You can also create your own review poster, although it’s still not 100% customizable as noted above in Step 2.
 

Create Your Own Small Thanks with Google Review Poster

 
Step 1: Go to https://smallthanks.withgoogle.com/ & type in your practice name.
 
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Step 2: Click on your practice & choose the “CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN” option.
 
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Step 3: Click the button to download & share your review poster.
 
How Do Dentists Say Thank You for Google Reviews
 
Whether you choose to go with one of the stock posters, or create your own, one thing is for sure – Small Thanks with Google posters are a great way to amplify your word of mouth, and give thanks to your patients.

Any way you cut it, this is another great tool for dentists to own and control their review & online reputation management.

How will you use Small Thanks with Google in your dental practice?
 

Need Help Getting More Google Reviews? Check Out Our Toolkit

 
Google Reviews Toolkit for Dentists
 

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+Chris Barnard is the Managing Partner at Social Dental Network, a boutique digital marketing agency consistently generating tangible return on investment for dentists across North America & the U.K.