eKomi StarInsights for Online Loan Companies

Reviews and Ratings for Loan Companies

The most reviewed and the best-rated Online Loan Companies. 

BERLIN, September 1, 2017 – eKomi, the largest provider of user-validated ratings and reviews, launched today StarInsights™ study (Ref.#23082017), about Online Loan Companies,  based on publicly released ratings and reviews in Google Shopping Seller. This study focused mainly on the UK, US, Spain, and France.

Online personal loans or peer-to-peer loans have become popular in the recent years.  The cost of living has grown high and so people find an alternative solution for cash instead of the traditional banking institution. By when you go online looking for a trusted loan company, which is the most important factor you pay attention to? Being trustworthy!

Reviews and Ratings can help online loan companies to empower their online trust, by sharing past customer feedbacks. Happy customers, always bring more customers, and the word-of-mouth effect spreads the good news for those who deserve it.

So, which are the loan companies that have so far gained their customer trust and have received the most reviews and the best rating online?

The Most Reviewed Loan Companies

Most Reviewed Loan Companies
Most Reviewed Loan Companies

Money Supermarket is top of the line since it managed to collect the most reviews of all and a total number of 14.411 reviews up to date on Google Seller Ratings. Net Pay Advance follows in second best position with almost 1/3 fewer reviews and a total number of 5.360 reviews up to date.

Position number three belongs to Money Man that collected 3.908 reviews, slightly ahead of Kredito 24 that managed to get 3.246 active reviews in Google shopping seller! Last but not least, up there together with these dominating online loan companies is Mr.Lender with 2.536 reviews up to date.

The StarInsights study continues by ranking the TOP 5 Online Loan Companies that managed to get the Best Star Rating and are presented hereby:

Best-Rated Loan Companies
Best-Rated Loan Companies

On the top of our StarInsights list for the Best-Rated Loan Companies, we spotted Net Pay Advance and Mr.Lender with an almost perfect 4.9 out of 5 Star Rating in a joint first position!A joint third position is also shared between Sunny and Fast Track Debt Relief with a 4.8 out of 5 Star Rating.

Last but not least, with these dominating top positions, Money Man receives a 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating. The Spanish Vivus, the British Money and the French loan company Credit Gagnant,  share position number 5 with the same Star Rating, but also fewer reviews.

Underneath, we present you the complete list of Loan Companies that have received reviews and star ratings in the last 12 months and have released them in public in Google Shopping Seller.

Renowned digital-marketing experts agree on the following: Companies that use customer and product evaluations for marketing campaigns, e-commerce transactions, and social recommendations achieve higher visibility and more online sales. “61% of consumers read customer reviews before making a purchase decision. That is why they are essential” says Graham Carlton, Chief Editor of Econsultancy.

Loan Companies that have not activated or not released yet their reviews in Google.

All companies listed below are found and then chosen to be part of this StarInsights™  list based on their ranking when searching organically in Google. This leaves a great potential for improving their Google rank and conversion rates when a review and rating-seller system are activated. Till now, and for the last 12 months, these companies have not activated neither yet released their reviews and rating in Google shopping seller.Companies that have not activated yet their Online reviews or Star Rating.

If one of these portals choose to introduce reviews to their websites, they could potentially grow their market share significantly at the expense of the other, just by moving up their Google ranking,” commented Michael Ambros, eKomi Founder and CEO.

Here is the complete list:

  • Swiftmoney.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Quickquid.co.uk  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Wonga.co.uk  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Speedycash.com  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Cashnetusa.com  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Lendnation.com  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Wonga.es  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Cofinoga.fr  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Kg-credit.fr  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Capitaine-credit.com  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Emprunt-direct.com  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Unilend.fr  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Paydayloansnow.co.uk  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Solution-loans.co.uk  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Firstchoicefinance.co.uk  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date

 

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BigCommerce eKomi Plugin

eKomi Plugin BigCommerce

eKomi- the Feedback Company is excited to present its latest Plugin, the BigCommerce eKomi Plugin.

Always inspired by client requests and our own professional emphasis on seamless integration and time saving, this Plugin will change the way you generate reviews. In order to understand more about this new extension, we interviewed eKomi’s Go-to-Market Manager, Olivia Oberle Ruiz.

Q.Why is eKomi’s Plugin for BigCommerce important?

A.It allows you to integrate the eKomi review collection technology into your BigCommerce shop system with one click. This enables eKomi to automatically determine which of your clients have completed an order or received their products and thus should now be contacted for their review. Moreover, eKomi clients can use this tool for free.

Q.What kind of technical knowledge is required for setting up the eKomi Plugin?

A.Close to none! The plugin is a zip file that takes seconds to install. In addition, every setup is guided by our dedicated implementation team, and supported by documentation.

Q.Is this eKomi’s first Plugin?

A.No, this is just the latest of a long list of eKomi shop system plugins, developed specifically to facilitate the implementation of eKomi review technology for shop system clients. So far eKomi has successfully developed Plugins for: MagentoPrestaShopShopifyWooCommerce, Shopware,
DreamCommerce, gambio software, IBM, JTL Shop, MIVA, OXID,  thelia, volusion and Salesforce.

Q.So in general terms, what does this plugin do?

A.Once installed, the BigCommerce eKomi Plugin allows you to define when during the post-sale process and how we should get in touch with your clients on your behalf to ask for their feedback. Specifically, you can decide to send a seller review request, or a seller and product review request; determine which specific order status should trigger it and whether you prefer to contact your clients via email or SMS (depending of course on your eKomi subscription). All seller reviews collected will still be moderated by eKomi and syndicated to Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines, as always.

Summing up the exciting information about the new BigCommerce eKomi Plugin, the list below will help you get a clear understanding of how this tool can enhance your eKomi experience.

Special Features of the Plugin

*Request reviews of both your service and products

If your eKomi subscription includes the collection of product reviews, our plugin will read in the relevant product IDs and request a review for not only your business as a whole but the specific items that were purchased as well. These can then be showcased on your product pages to help your customers in their purchasing decision, increase your conversion rates, boost your sales and improve your SEO campaign. For automatic product review display, consider using our eKomi Product Review Container that we specifically developed for e-Commerce businesses. For more information, book a demo at your convenience.

*Complete control of the review request dispatch time.

The Plugin allows you to select which order status should trigger the sending of a request to ensure the highest review response rate.

*Select your preferred communication channel

Will it be via email or via SMS? You can pick the way you prefer to get in touch with your end customers to receive as much feedback as possible.

Benefits

  1. You collect genuine seller reviews that count for your Google rating and can be displayed as stars on your AdWords to increase your CTR by 17%.
  2. (If applicable) you collect product ratings which you can then display on your product pages.
  3. You have the complete control over communication with your clients.
  4. You save time and energy with our Hands-off technology.
  5. You continue protecting the integrity and compliance of your reviews through our eKomi moderation.

Book a demo to find out more about BigCommerce eKomi Plugin and download the Plugin here for free.

eKomi releases StarInsights ™ Study for Sportswear Portals

Online Sportswear Reviews Rating

BERLIN, August 22, 2017 – eKomi, the largest provider of user-validated ratings and reviews, has today launched StarInsights™ (Ref.#15082017), a study about Online Sportswear Stores,  based on publicly released ratings and reviews in Google Shopping Seller.

This study continues the series of Fashion industry StarInsights™ that previously published the Online Footwear Portals, TOP UK Fashion portals, and UK Online Cosmetics Stores.

Sportswear Market Overview – Predictions for further growth 

On a recent BusinessWire article, Laura Wood, analysed the reasons behind the rise of the sportswear industry. She identifies, the rise or sportswear spent per capita, the increase of outdoor recreation, the rise of overweight population, the rise of e-commerce and the increased health awareness as the main driving forces for the continuous growth of the sportswear industry.

The global market for Sports and Fitness Clothing is ” projected to reach up to 231.7 billion dollars by 2024, taking benefit from technology innovation, the evolution of sportswear into a high-street fashion trend and the emergence of low-cost Asian countries as production hubs” quoted in StrategyR.

The Most Reviewed and the Best-Rated Online Sportswear Stores

Most Reviewed Online Sportswear Portals
Most Reviewed Online Sportswear Portals

Sports Direct is top of the line since it managed to collect the impressive number of  128.336 reviews up to date on Google Seller Ratings! It is indeed one of the largest scores we have seen lately in online businesses reviews performance. Decathlon follows in second best position with exactly half the reviews and a total number of 64.236 reviews up to date.

Position number three belongs to JD Sports that collected 15.288 reviews, slightly ahead of Pro: Direct Soccer that managed to get 14.703 active reviews in Google shopping seller! Last but not least, up there together with all dominating online sportswear companies is Cortex Power that occupies position number five and 12.319 reviews up to date.

The StarInsights study continues by ranking the TOP 5 Online Sportswear Stores that managed to get the Best Star Rating and are presented hereby:

Best-Rated Online Sportswear Stores
Best-Rated Online Sportswear Stores

Four German Online Sportswear portals and one American Store Schuster, HP’s Sport-Shop, The all American Sports StoreJogging Point and Sport Schrank have all managed to receive an almost perfect 4.9 out of 5 Star Rating, climbing up on top of the best-rated StarInsights™ list on a joint first position!

4.8 out of 5 Star Rating for Online Sportswear Stores

Joint second position for Wiggle (9.426 Online reviews) and Kickz (1.963 Online reviews)! Both online sportswear portals collected a 4.8 out of 5 Star Rating, together with the most reviews of other portals with a similar star rating, a fact that offered them a position on our StarInsights™ list.

Online Sportswear Portals with a similar 4.8 out of 5 Star Rating are Sport-bittl, actionsports, outdoor-renner, roninwear, sportkind, 3s-sports, craft-sports,e-megasport.de and sporthaus-marquardt.

StarInsights™ study presents underneath the complete list of Online Sportswear Portals that have received reviews and ratings in the past 12 months. All data are collected via Google Shopping Seller and are available in public.

  • Sports Direct: sportdirect.com – 128.336  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 3.7
  • Decathlon: decathlon.de – 64.236  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.7
  • JD Sports: jdsports.co.uk – 15.288  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.2
  • Pro: Direct Soccer: prodirectsoccer.com – 14.703  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.5
  • Cortex Power: cortexpower.de – 12.319  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.7
  • Planet-Sports: planet-sports.de – 11.264  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.5
  • Wiggle: wiggle.co.uk – 9.426  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.8
  • Go Sport: go-sport.com  – 7.025  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.1
  • Decathlon (UK): decathlon.co.uk – 6.592  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.5
  • Exxpozed: exxpozed.de – 5.043  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.3
  • Sport-schuster: sport-schuster.de – 4.916  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.9
  • Vaola: vaola.de – 4.601  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.7
  • MC Trek: mctrek.de – 3.743 Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.7
  • Sports Check: sportscheck.com – 2.821  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.7
  • HP’s Sport Shop: hockey.hps-sport-shop.de – 2.641  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.9
  • Sweaty Betty: sweatybetty.com – 2.021  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.6
  • Sprinter: sprinter.es – 2.001  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.7
  • Kickz:  kickz.com – 1.963  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.8
  • Sport-bittl: sport-bittl.com – 1.849 Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.8
  • The all American Sports Store: taass.com – 1.699 Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.9
  • Action Sports: actionsports.de – 1.154  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.8
  • Outdoor-renner: outdoor-renner.de 1.038 Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.8
  • Sport Direct: sportdirect.com – 906 Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.6
  • Shed Marks: shedmarks.es – 822  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.7
  • e-megasport: e-megasport.de – 732  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.8
  • Ron in Wear: roninwear.com – 689  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.8
  • Logos of wear: logosofwear.com – 680  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.3
  • Sportkind: sportkind.de – 615  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.8
  • My-sportswear: my-sportswear.de – 607  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.7
  • Jogging-Point: jogging-point.de – 449  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.9
  • Trade Inn: tradeinn.com – 401  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.2
  • Casal Running: casal-running.com – 358  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.7
  • Hervis: hervis.de – 291  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.6
  • Craft-sports: craft-sports.de – 280  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.8
  • 3s-sports: 3s-sports.de  – 279  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.8
  • Sporthaus-marquardt: sporthaus-markquardt.de  – 250  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.8
  • Sportschrank: sportschrank.de – 159  Ratings & Reviews to date across Google Shopping Selling; Ratings from the past 12 months have an average Star Rating of 4.9

Below you may find eKomi StarInsights™ list of online sportswear portals that have been rated although they have not yet released their online reviews into public:

Online Sportswear Portals with neither Reviews nor Ratings

Lastly, the StarInsights™ continues with the list of those companies that do not yet collect online reviews and ratings, or they have not yet managed to reach the necessary number of 150 reviews per year in order for them to be publicly disclosed in Google shopping seller.

Especially for those companies that would like to “beat” competition, but have not yet started collected reviews, they seem to “ignore” the necessity of building online trust which will drive more traffic to their online stores, higher retention rates, and loyal customers. It is not a doubt, that companies that do not currently use customer feedback tools, potentially drive themselves to lose online credibility and trust.

  • deporvillage.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • runnics.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • decimas.es – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • alssport.es – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • base.net – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • retto.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • sport-conrad.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • maier-sports.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • empire-sports.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • dax-sports.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • karstadtsports.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • my-hyphen.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • sport-saller.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • prodirectsport.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • allsportstore.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • intersport.co.uk – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • athleteshop.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date

Reviews and ratings boost revenue-generating activities and inspire even more positive reviews – setting off a “virtuous cycle” in which a well-reviewed website’s popularity continues to skyrocket. Poor reviews, on the other hand, can set off a downward spiral: a site’s sudden disappearance from top search results can abruptly destroy its customer base.

 

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eKomi releases StarInsights ™ Study for Footwear Industry

Reviews and Ratings for Online Footwear Stores

BERLIN, August 16, 2017 – eKomi, the largest provider of user-validated ratings and reviews, has today launched another StarInsights™ (Ref.#27072017) based on publicly released ratings and reviews in Google Shopping Seller. It is the vertical that integrated by far the most customer Feedback tools to its marketing strategy, and so the results are quite interesting today!

The current study is about the “most reviewed” and the “best-rated” Online Footwear Stores in Europe.  It is part of the broader vertical “fashion” in which UK Cosmetics Stores and TOP UK Fashion Portals are also included.

Footwear Market Overview

The shoe-store industry is expected to flourish in coming years. Similar to most retailing industries, purchasing shoes online has passed traditional brick-and-mortar store buying, and a clear trend predicts that online shoe sales will continually increase. In addition, the rapidly growing online market has tempted many online-only operators to enter and expand within the industry according to Madeline Hurley, an IBISWorld retail industry analyst.

The Most Reviewed Online Footwear Stores

Most Reviewed Online Footwear Stores
Most Reviewed Online Footwear Stores

Deichmann is on the top of the list and is currently the most reviewed Online Footwear store having collected up to date the impressive number of 57.032 active reviews through Google Shopping Seller. Mirapodo follows on second best position with almost 1/4 fewer reviews than the first and a total of 15.628.

The Spanish domain name for Pisamonas occupies position number three with 12.193 reviews, being almost a thousand reviews ahead of Schuhcenter that receives 11.235 and is on top four position of eKomi StarInsights™.  Up there, with these TOP Online Footwear stores in position number five is Schuh-Welt with 10.196 active reviews up to date.

The StarInsights™ study continues with a list of those Online Footwear Stores that received the Best Star Rating up to date.

The Best-Rated Online Footwear Stores

Best-Rated Online Footwear Stores
Best-Rated Online Footwear Stores

A joint first position for the German Zumnorde and the Italian online store Nico that received an almost perfect 4.9 out of 5 Star Rating. In the second best-rated position though, and for the very first time in a StarInsights, there are 10 online footwear stores, who are sharing a joint second best rank:

Deichmann, Pisamonas (ES), Schuhcenter, Schuh-Welt, Schuh (UK), Mandmdirect, Schuh-helden, Ara-ShoesPisamonas (Italy)and Cinderella Shoes are among the Best-(Star)-Rated Online footwear companies in Europe and all occupy the second best position in StarInsights scoring just 0.2 points away from perfection and a total of 4.8 out of 5 Star Rating.

Analyzing the results of this StarInsights™

It seems that the majority of the strongest Online Footwear companies realized the importance of Online Reviews and Ratings to the success of their businesses. This is the reason that this StarInsights™ represents the longest list of reviewed and Star rated online stores so far.

In addition, the particularities of the sector and the positive fact that individual shoe sizes are almost never modified especially in adulthood, in combination with the current use of advanced logistics, shorter delivery times and the optimization of online shopping experience for the best of the user experience, leaves a positive feedback to the industry overall.

The Complete List of Footwear Stores that received Reviews and Ratings Online.

eKomi team of analysts disclose the complete list of companies that were evaluated for this  StarInsights study. They are presented underneath based on the number of reviews collected and publicly released in Google Shopping Seller:

  • Deichmann: deichmann.com – 4.8 Average Star Rating and 57.032 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Mirapodo: mirapodo.de – 4.7 Average Star Rating and 15.628 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Pisamonas: pisamonas.es – 4.8 Average Star Rating and 12.193 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Schuhcenter: schuhcenter.de – 4.8 Average Star Rating and 11.235 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Schuh-welt: Schuh-welt.de – 4.8 Average Star Rating and 10.196 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  •  L.K. Bennett: lkbennett.com – 4.5 Average Star Rating and 8.210 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Schuh: schuh.co.uk – 4.8 Average Star Rating and 6.351 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Reno: reno.de – 4.5 Average Star Rating and 5.141 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • M and M Direct: mandmdirect.de – 4.8 Average Star Rating and 4.410 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Shopiteca: Shopiteca.com – 4.8 Average Star Rating and 3.825 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Sarenza: sarenza.de – 4.5 Average Star Rating and 3.814 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Zumnorde: zumnorde.de – 4.9 Average Star Rating and 3.478Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • I m walking: imwalking.de – 4.7 Average Star Rating and 2.498 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Pikolinos: pikolinos.com – 4.6 Average Star Rating and 1.876 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Office: office.co.uk – 4.6 Average Star Rating and 1.710 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Unisa-europa: unisa-europa.es – 4.7 Average Star Rating and 1.563 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Tamaris: tamaris.com – 4.6 Average Star Rating and 1.392 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Schuh-helden: schuh-helden.de – 4.8 Average Star Rating and 1.383 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Shoepassion: shoepassion.de – 4.6 Average Star Rating and 1.191 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Nico: nico.it – 4.9 Average Star Rating and 996 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Omoda: omoda.de – 4.7 Average Star Rating and 965 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Ara-shoes: Ara-shoes.de – 4.8 Average Star Rating and 538 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Pisamonas (Italy): pisamonas.it – 4.8 Average Star Rating and 517 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Fanny-chaussures: fanny-chaussures.com– 4.7 Average Star Rating and 460 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Pisamonas (France): pisamonas.fr – 4.7 Average Star Rating and 411 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Pys: pys.com – 4.3 Average Star Rating and 335 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Chaussmart: chaussmart.com – 4.6 Average Star Rating and 330 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller

This study continues with those companies that have not started yet to collect reviews and ratings, or possibly have not managed to activate their reviews and make them publicly available in Google Shopping Seller.

  • Tamaris.fr – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Schuhe.de  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Shoecity.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Salamander-online.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Clarks.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Geox-shop.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Jumex.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Sergiofabbri.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Aldo.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Russellandbromley.co.uk – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Mustang.es – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date

If one of these portals choose to introduce an Online Feedback system, and start collecting reviews and ratings for their websites, they could potentially grow their market share significantly at the expense of the other, just by moving up their Google ranking,” commented Michael Ambros, eKomi Founder and CEO.

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eKomi Releases StarInsights™ Study for Online Watch Stores

Most Reviewed and Best-Rated Online Watch Shops

BERLIN, August 9, 2017 – eKomi, the world’s largest provider of user-validated ratings and reviews, has just released its StarInsights™  (Ref.#21072017) study. This study is about online watches and timepieces stores.

The analysis reveals the Most Reviewed and the Best-Rated online stores in Europe and the US. In order to find out which are the TOP watch resellers , eKomi analysts collected data using related keywords for those domain names that appear in prime positions in Google search.

The watch industry market overview: from brick to click.

Nowadays a great number of watches are being produced and consumers around the world are more knowledgeable and interested in purchasing good watches than ever before. Ariel Adams a luxury watch expert states in a Forbes article that despite the “shrinking luxury watch market” there is some compelling evidence of strong consumer interest and high demand for timepieces in the online watch retail industry. He also acknowledges that most sales are driven by watch retailers through Online transactions.

Online watch stores became an important channel of sales, since the traditional brick and mortar shops, seem unable to compete for the variety of options and price ranges found on the web. Keeping that in mind, eKomi analysts decide to search and present underneath those Online stores that have received the most Reviews by past customers and the best Star Ratings.

The Most Reviewed Online Watch and Timepiece Marketplaces

Most Reviewed e-Shops for Watches
Most Reviewed e-Shops for Watches

Watch Shop is on the top of the list and is currently the most reviewed watch marketplace gathering the impressive number of 40.295 active reviews through Google Shopping Seller. World of Watches follows on second best position with less than 1/3 reviews from the best and a total of 12.765.

Uhr Center occupies position number three with 6.541 reviews almost way from the second most reviewed watch marketplace. In position number four stands the Watches 2U with 4.568 active reviews. Up there, with these TOP Online stores for watch lovers in position number five is Uhr Zeit with 2.052 active reviews up to date.

Underneath you may check the list for the TOP marketplaces receiving the best ratings Online. For those who decided to activate their online reviews and star ratings, it seems that their customers rewarded them, by positive feedbacks, since for the first time on the list of Best Rated online stores in StarInsights, there was not only a perfect five out of five Star Rating, but also, for five other online watch resellers a joint second position!

 StarInsights™ List of The Best Rated Online Watch Marketplaces :

Best Rated e-Shops for Watches
Best Rated e-Shops for Watches

Serious Watches receives an absolutely perfect 5 out of 5 Star Rating and the TOP position on this StarInsightsstudy.  Excellent quality, customer services, competitive pricing and delivery times,  among others, lead to happy customers that would be really keen on leaving a positive review.

Joint second position with an almost perfect 4.9 out of 5 Star Rating for Uhr Zeit, Watch Papst, Chronext, Chrono 24 and Watch Master .

The Importance of Ratings and Reviews

Customer feedback is extremely important for companies as positive assessments have a strong impact on the purchasing behavior of new and existing customers. A survey made by the specialist BrightLocal shows that 75% of consumers state that when reading positive reviews online, they trust the business more. Reviews that are included in the Google search results help increase users’ click-throughs and bring more visitors to the company’s website. The purchase volume and the volume of transactions are also increasing.

The Complete List of Online Watch Retail Marketplaces

eKomi team of analysts disclose the complete list of online watch resellers in this StarInsights study. They are presented underneath based on the number of reviews collected and publicly released in Google Shopping Seller:

Under the same study, eKomi analysts found out that high-end watch brands like Pinion Watches, improve their customer services and receive positive feedback after activating online reviews and rating tools with a 4.8 out of 5 star rating. The power of reviews is very strong and even those brands with limited online transactions, can proliferate from better SEO, boosted sales and better conversion rates.

This study continues with those companies that have not started to collect reviews and ratings yet, or possibly have not managed to activate their public reviews in Google Shopping Seller.

  • Ciberwatch.es – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Todo-relojes.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Bratleboro.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Astonrouge.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Classic-watch.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Watchexclusive.eu – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Makelos.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Uhrencenterberlin.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Ancienne.es – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Orologi-militari.it – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Tfstore.it – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Creationwatches.com– Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date

If one of these portals choose to introduce an Online Feedback system, and start collecting reviews and ratings for their websites, they could potentially grow their market share significantly at the expense of the other, just by moving up their Google ranking,” commented Michael Ambros, eKomi Founder and CEO.

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eKomi releases StarInsights ™ Study for Used Automotive Marketplace

BERLIN, August 8, 2017 – eKomi, the world’s largest provider of user-validated ratings and reviews, has just released another StarInsights™ (Ref.# 01072017) study. This study is an overview of the online-automotive marketplaces in Europe and the USA. The methodology of this study is based on comparative figures publicly released in Google Shopping Seller and collected within the last 12 months.

Used Automotive Marketplace Overview

The reality of the used-car market in the USA is reflected in a recent article published in Forbes. Two key drivers are identified as important: the rise of the average price per used vehicle and the used vehicle age, compared to those nearing the end of their useful lives.

What is also mentioned in the same article is the paradox that although the average car value is increasing, the volume of sales is not slowing down. As demonstrated using the data summarized by Edmunds Media, the numbers of vehicles sold have been growing on a year-over-year basis over the last three years, which is beneficial for companies selling used vehicles.

With such potential growth rates and growing volumes of the used car industry, it is interesting to check the popularity of companies compared to each other in the field of reviews and ratings.

Renowned digital-marketing experts agree on the following: Companies that use customer and product evaluations for marketing campaigns, e-commerce transactions, and social recommendations achieve higher visibility and more online sales. “61% of consumers read customer reviews before making a purchase decision. That is why they are essential” says Graham Carlton, Chief Editor of Econsultancy.

The Most Reviewed Automotive Marketplace Portals for Used Vehicles

Most Reviewed Automotive Marketplaces
Most Reviewed Automotive Marketplaces

The Autotrader portal of UK and Ireland is by far the most reviewed automotive marketplace portal, occupying position #1 on our StarInsights with 12.529 online reviews up to date. Webuyanycar is the second most reviewed portal of the category with 9.150 reviews and almost double the number of True Car portal that occupies position number three with 4.088 reviews.

In the StarInsights™ list of the most reviewed portals in the automotive marketplace, Carvana receives 2.690 reviews and is found in position number four. With almost half the reviews in position number five, the German portal Wir kaufen dein Auto (English: we buy your car) collects 1.828 reviews up to date and is still in the top five most received Online Automotive marketplaces in Europe and the United States.

Best-Rated Used Automotive Marketplace Portals

Best Rated Automotive Marketplaces
Best Rated Automotive Marketplaces

In eKomi Top StarInsights list of Best-Rated Used Automotive Marketplace Portals,  there is a joint first position with an almost perfect 4.9 out of 5 Star Rating for three different companies: Wir Kaufen dein Auto, Noi compriamo auto and ClicarsJoint fourth position for Carvana and Car Sale 24 who both received a 4.8 out of 5 Star Rating

What is really impressive though, is the fact that the three TOP Best-Rated portals of this StarInsights™ are coming from three different countries; Germany, Italy, and Spain. Gaining online trust, improving customer online experience and increasing conversion rates, seem to be interrelated factors of high importance to the success of companies belonging to this particular vertical.

Having seriously considered the review and rating system in their strategic approach, with a clear focus on garnering positive results and accepting negative one by “fixing” the problematic areas, they have all pushed themselves above many of their competitors.

The Complete List of Automotive Marketplace Portals that received Reviews and Ratings Online.

eKomi team of analysts disclose the complete list of companies in the Automotive Marketplace Portals StarInsights™ study. They are presented underneath based on the number of reviews collected and publicly released in Google Shopping Seller. Below order is based on the biggest number of reviews received.

An interesting observation is that Wizzle appears to have momentum and be disrupting the UK market with almost 1.500 reviews collected since the start of 2017 and an average star rating of 4.6 out of 5.

As a general note, the Spanish “Concesionario de Coches” Canal Car, is expected to jump into the top positions in our next StarInsights  Study on this vertical since just within two months the portal managed to collect the necessary minimum number of reviews that Google requires in order to be integrated. Public reviews build trust before visitors even click the auto marketplace portals links, significantly increasing its chances of receiving more traffic.

In addition, Carvana is more likely to gain more ground in the following months and possibly climb up higher in this list. The reason is that it is only one tenth away from the best-rated portals in the Star Rating, but the number of reviews received is by far the biggest in comparison to the other portals.

Companies without Online Reviews

Those two companies below have received a Star Rating but have either not released their reviews online, or not managed to collect the minimum required number of 150 reviews so that Google releases them in public.

  • Autotrader: autotrader.com  – 4.5 Average Star Rating and No Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Carmax: carmax.com – 3.7 Average Star Rating and No Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller

All companies listed below are found and then chosen to be part of this StarInsights™  list based on their ranking when searching organically in Google. This leaves a great potential for improving their Google rank and conversion rates when a review and rating-seller system are activated. Till now, and for the last 12 months, these companies have not activated neither yet released their reviews and rating in Google shopping seller.Companies that have not activated yet their Online reviews or Star Rating.

Here is the complete list:

  • Autotempest.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Cars.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Compramostucoche.es – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Cartrade.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Sellmycar.com.au – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Peddle.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Autocasion.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Coches.net – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Lacentrale.fr – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Automobile.fr – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Motors.co.uk – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Autofesa.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Autovolo.co.uk – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Autoweb.co.uk – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Raccars.co.uk – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Tootle.co.uk – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Sellcar.co.uk – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Motor2go.co.uk – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Vogliovenderelamiaauto.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Autonation.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Penskeautomotive.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date

If one of these portals choose to introduce reviews to their websites, they could potentially grow their market share significantly at the expense of the other, just by moving up their Google ranking,” commented Michael Ambros, eKomi Founder and CEO.

eKomi team of analysts is looking forward to seeing how the above mentioned Automotive Used Vehicles Portals will rank in the next StarInsights™ and keep updating the list of the Most Reviewed and Best-Rated companies always providing the Top of the Top results for the sake of the online customers and safety of the transactions.

 

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An Interview with ClickCease: A highly effective solution to protect online advertisers from click fraud.

Ilan Missulawin ClickCease

At eKomi we specialize in providing Ratings & Reviews software to enable customer feedback, market research and enhanced performance in PPC campaigns through the activation of Seller Rating and Product Rating stars on Google, Bing & Yahoo. However, in addition to our love of Reviews, we are passionate believers in the power of eCommerce and online business. As proud members of the online community, we encounter many interesting businesses that have great insight and knowledge to share. We decided it is a good idea to include some experiences from the cool and insightful people that we meet so we will begin periodically featuring short interviews with industry leaders and innovators on our blog.

We often hear talk of ‘Click Fraud’ and how businesses can potentially lose substantial sums of money through bad actors repeatedly clicking to use up their daily PPC budget. But how big is this problem, and is it possible to monitor or fight back? Today we are going to hear from Ilan Missulawin who is the founder and CMO of ClickCease who has developed an affordable and highly effective solution to protect online advertisers from click fraud.

eKomi: What is click fraud exactly?

Ilan: Click fraud is when your competitor, or a click farm, or bot click on your ads with the malicious intent of draining your advertising budget. Once your advertising budget is drained for the day, your ads will no longer show up, this is a method competitors use to steal business. For example, one of our customers is a plumber who advertises on AdWords. Every day his advertising budget was being drained. On the verge of giving up on advertising on AdWords completely, he decided to sign up for the ClickCease Standard Plan, which includes automatic fraudulent IP blocking. “Within minutes IPs were being blocked and that week the calls started flooding in.” It turned out that his competitor was clicking on his ads repeatedly, which is a common problem a lot of our customers sadly face. After implementing ClickCease into his AdWords account he saw his business grow right before his eyes in a matter of days. Keywords are very expensive these days so the cost per click can really take a toll on your ROI so it’s not more important than ever to protect your AdWords account.

eKomi: Why do site owners sign up to your service?

Ilan: Most site owners today are using AdWords to drive relevant traffic to their site.  Usually, advertisers sign up to our service because they have noticed that their advertising budget(s) have been drained but there has been no increase in conversions, sales, calls, or anything. Fed up with these results, advertisers sign up to ClickCease service in order protect their campaigns and ensure only real potential customers are clicking on their ads.

eKomi: What are the types of changes they see when they sign up?

Ilan: The types of changes they see after sign up are an increase in conversions, sales, and calls. Now that only real potential customers are seeing your ads, there will be more genuine traffic to your site. They see their advertisement not being drained every day and if they do it’s because of a spike in business. Our service results in improving their ROI because now their investment is fully protected.

eKomi: How easy is it to set up?

Ilan: No tech background required for our quick and easy setup. After signing up there are only two main actions to set up then you are good to go. The steps are outlined on our website www.ClickCease.com and our customer support is available on chat 24/7 to walk you through the entire process so that it is as easy and painless as possible.