Can You Be Penalized For Copying Reviews From One Site To Another?
The best thing to do is contact those clients and see if they’d be willing to give you another review, not a copy and paste review, but another review on Facebook. The reason for this is that you want the actual reviews to come from the people and accounts that wrote them.
For example, if you were to go on your account and just copy and paste the reviews in, it would look pretty suspicious if you’re the one leaving all the reviews.
The other issue is that Google might hit you with a duplicate content penalty. I don’t know if it goes so deep for reviews, but I don’t like taking that chance. I know on a website duplicate content can definitely hurt you.
What Can You Do To Get Original Reviews?
I would imagine that having the same review appear over and over and over again on a lot of different places would probably hurt you as well. So, what I would do is reach out to the clients and say, “Hey, we loved the review that you gave us on Google, we would really appreciate it if you also gave us a review on Facebook.”
You can tell them that their review will help people that were in the same situation that they were in when they came to you. It will help these people decide to hire our firm and help them decide to hire the right law firm for their case.
You can even say, “you know we appreciate this, we will even send you a Starbucks gift card or something similar just for taking the time because we appreciate it so much.” That’s the approach that I would take.
In the end, see you if can get legitimate reviews from the people. This also goes for Yelp, Avvo, and all these different places.