Reviews, recommendations, and personal testimonials are at the top of the list when it comes to research and influence in a buyer’s decision process before a purchase is made. In addition to the power of a high-quality and trusted review, the business and revenue generated from such reviews can also be worth millions. In fact, just the mere concept alone of compiling and providing such data for customers has generated billions of dollars in new business.
Sites like Yelp and Google Reviews help individuals find reviews for local restaurants and retail businesses. However, reviews and recommendations aren’t just for products and services. Take LinkedIn for example, which was acquired by Microsoft for $26 billion and is based on that same type of recommendation and review service, but on a more professional level. The game of online reviews, ratings, and recommendations is on that is continually being tweaked time and time again, yet always in demand.
With the way technology and data is rapidly growing and scaling across the internet, is it only a matter of time before everyone has an online review and rating system for themselves? This is something Completed.com wants to make happen. The company was recently featured on TechCrunch, as they are looking to change the way reviews and recommendations are made in the business world today — but also on an individual scale versus product or services, while also being more user friendly and personal.
Since we are all quite familiar with the concept of a site like LinkedIn, you should already have a good understanding of how a site like Completed.com. The difference between the two is where reviews, ratings and personal/professional highlights come into play. Also, profiles and reviews on the site aren’t limited to just business professionals, but everyone.
So what are the benefits to using a site like Completed.com?
Besides the obvious of having a site that you can reference to for reviews, personal information, and work history, there are other benefits you may not have considered yet:
- Improve Search Rankings
We all know that social profiles rank extremely well in the search results for individual and brand names. This is something to keep in mind when creating a profile on Completed. Since they have an authority site and will likely be gaining more traction over time, it’s important to secure your name now. If you like what you see, send a few backlinks to your profile and maybe scoop up another first page ranking for your name. From within your profile, you can also link out to your website and social profiles as well, which can pass a little SEO juice to your sites.
- Grab Your Name Before Someone Else Does
Just like domain names and social profiles, you want to act fast when it comes to grabbing your name. Since hundreds or thousands of people likely share the same name as you, it’s only a matter of time before someone else with your name registers on their site. (ie: https://www.completed.com/individual/First-LastName/) Secure your name and profile, then verify your account in the process.
- Building a Professional Profile the Way You Want
When creating a profile within Completed.com, you will have a wide range of fields to choose from (much more than what is offered within LinkedIn). You will also have more flexibility with the type of information, resources, and references as well. With all of your data and professional history on one site, it could be an ideal reference for you and potential clients. This is especially true for anyone in the freelance space, where reviews and testimonials are extremely important.
You can see how all of this information comes together in a live profile in the example below. In addition to all of the fields you see below, when actually in your account and filling out of all of your details, other sections include Trade Shows attended, greatest attributes, favorite foods, life milestones, favorite sports teams and more. As you can see, it’s a more personal approach than what LinkedIn offers.
In a new world where everyone is obsessed with page one rankings in good, how their reputation looks online and only having the best recommendations possible… a site like Completed.com can help bring everything together in one simple page.
It’s free to create an account and I’m sure there will be many new improvements and features added in the future. Visit their site and put together a profile of your own today. You might be surprised with how fancy and professional you look and feel after walking through their simple profile wizard that asks all the right questions!