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The Power of Social Proof on Your Wix Website

In today's digital age, social proof is crucial when it comes to building trust with website visitors. When potential customers see that others have had positive experiences with your brand, it boosts their confidence and encourages them to trust your products or services.


In this blog post, we'll explore the power of social proof and discuss effective strategies for leveraging the voice of happy clients to build trust and credibility.


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Testimonials


Testimonials are a great way to show how much people love your products or services. You can use different types of testimonials, like written, video, or audio, to build trust with potential customers.


Video testimonials can be more personal, while written testimonials are easier to skim through quickly.


When asking for testimonials, make sure to ask specific questions that will get detailed and meaningful responses. Then, use those responses to create compelling testimonials that highlight the benefits of your products or services.


Make sure that your testimonials are easy to find and read on your website. You can put them on your homepage, dot them around your website to support your other content or create a special page just for them. You can also use images or icons to make them stand out and catch people's attention.


Examples of written testimonials:

Layout of 3 testimonials next to one another, showing client's headshot with short quote from each underneath
Short, succinct testimonials with client photos for homepage

Screen shot of bright green text on bright blue background showcasing a testimonial
Scrolling testimonials (text only)

Example of Video Testimonial:

 

Social Proof Logos


Social proof logos or badges are another effective way to build trust and credibility with your website visitors. These are logos or symbols that represent organisations or places where your work has been featured or recognised. Examples of social proof logos include awards, certifications, media mentions, and partner or association logos.


By displaying these logos prominently on your website, you can quickly communicate your expertise and establish trust with your audience. Make sure to only use logos that are relevant and appropriate for your brand, and avoid cluttering your website with too many logos.


You can place them in a dedicated section on your homepage or on a separate page that is easy to find.


A list of children's book publishers logos
Inclusive finction studio Storymix is associated with these publishers

A list of podcasts POW PR have worked with
Podcast queen Fiona Fraser gets her clients featured in these podcasts

Logos of professional bodies that Mal CPD is associated with
CPD Mal Krishnasamy is associated with these organisations

 

Case Studies


Case studies are another powerful way to build trust and credibility with your audience. They showcase client success stories and reviews on your Wix website. To take it up a notch, consider adding a dedicated blog category for client case studies that highlight your capabilities and build trust with potential customers.


In these case studies, provide specific details about how your product or service helped the client achieve their goals. By doing so, you can demonstrate your expertise and establish credibility with your audience.



 

Reviews


Encourage clients to leave reviews after working with them, both on your Google Business Profile as well as places like LinkedIn, Trustpilot or simply by email which you can copy and paste onto your site.


By doing so, you can showcase the positive outcomes of your happy clients and establish trust with your audience. Responding to reviews, both negative and positive, can also demonstrate your commitment to customer satisfaction and build trust with potential customers.


 

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In a nutshell, social proof is a game-changer when it comes to building trust with your website visitors. By showcasing the experiences of happy clients through testimonials, social proof logos, case studies and reviews, and photos of customers, you can create a community around your brand and encourage interaction with your audience.


Just remember to keep your social proof relevant, easy to find, and always obtained with permission. By following these tips, you can build a loyal customer base and grow your business!










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