HeadquartersCalifornia, United States
Sitejabber was founded in 2008 in San Mateo, California and describes itself as "the Yelp for websites and online businesses", and they primarily target the North American market. They are a consumer-facing review website, meaning that they help companies build trust with their consumers. Their service helps you by asking your customers to review you and verifying that the review comes from a real customer.
As part of the Sitejabber tools available, they stand out by offering unlimited review collection while most review platforms limit this based on their pricing packages. The service also states that you as a company own the reviews generated on their platform, and as other platforms of their kind, they take a strong stance against fake and fraudulent reviews.
GeographyEurope, United States
Ekomi is a Berlin-based company that offers a review solution for both company and product reviews. They work with large enterprise clients such as Allianz, Axa, DHL and more. They provide a strong suite of tools to collect, display and leverage reviews across Google search results and advertising. As some other review platforms, they host your reviews and you loose your reviews should you stop using their service, which is worth baring in mind.
Ekomi counts on Goldman Sachs Private Capital Group as a shareholder, and integrate with many third-party tools such as Shopify, Magento, Volusion and more to make setup as easy as possible. They have an emphasis on helping companies resolve and dispute negative reviews through a private customer dialogue, helping you address and improve customer satisfaction. Technologically they offer similar similar to many other review platforms, and likely set themselves apart based on their human touch and enterprise support.
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Sitejabber has a powerful combination of tools that help businesses with their online reviews. With a reasonably priced offering, they are a good option for companies looking for a flexible solution that doesn't get too pricey as they grow (along with a monthly contract!). With that said, their stated 48-hour resolution window for their Enterprise plan does raise questions about their response time for their lower tiers. All in all, Sitejabber does offer a very competitive solution to help companies build trust with reviews.
Ekomi is a less-known review platform which provides similar functionality to other review sites. Their service will help you get your reviews into Google search results as well as Adwords, which will help reduce your overall ad spend. Being a Google partner their reviews will show up as Google Seller Ratings, which is a great benefit.
We put this comparison together to help you as a business owner navigate the world of review platforms. There are so many different platforms to choose from, and this competition means that the power is in your hands.
As with most things, the devil is in the details when it comes to review sites, and we'd be happy to offer our impartial opinion if you think we could help. Just get in touch!