eKomi Releases StarInsights™ Study for German Energy Companies – revisited

Energy Companies in Germany

eKomi StarInsights™ on Energy Companies – revisited

BERLIN, September 21, 2017 – eKomi, the world’s largest provider of user-validated ratings and reviews, has just released a revisited StarInsights™ (Ref.# 06042017vs2) study, on Germany’s most reviewed and best-rated energy providers.

After the release of the first StarInsightsstudy about German energy companies a few months ago, eKomi received quite a lot of requests from this particular sector from companies that are interested in finding out how customers’ feedback influenced their score this semester or were simply curious to see how their competitors performed.

Since the market is quite fluid, eKomi analysts decided to release today an updated version of the existent study. Using exactly the same methodology, eKomi checked the updated total number of Online Reviews and Star Ratings aggregated in Google shopping seller of these energy providers in Germany.

Ratings and Reviews are crucial to an online company’s success since they provide a relatively reliable indicator of that site’s usefulness and user-friendliness. They build trust to their target audience, improve conversion rates and sales, plus they complete a strategic marketing plan while they improve the SEO score in search engines and bring traffic. With that correlation in mind, eKomi’s StarInsights™ study re-examined the TOP energy providers in Germany, using their aggregated Google Shopping Seller Ratings from the past 12 months.

Among all Energy companies studied for the period of April 2017 to September 2017, these five came out as StarInsights™ winners, in the category: Most Reviewed Energy Companies in Germany.

Most Reviewed Energy Companies in Germany
Most Reviewed Energy Companies in Germany

ExtraEnergie GmbH seems to hold its royal position firmly as it is once again the King on reviews of energy companies and remains on the top of the StarInsights list achieving the highest score with 5.250 reviews (previously /5.628). The Star Rating remains the same and it’s a 4.6 out of 5.

Vattenfall GmbH remained the second most reviewed energy company, but it experienced a great increase in the number of reviews. Today it receives a total of  2.946 Online reviews (previously /2.168) and enjoys the second best position in our StarInsights™. Apart from the optimization of reviews, the company lost one-tenth of its Star Rating, moving from 4.3 to 4.2 out of 5 Stars.

The third best position has also remained untouched as once again is held by E.ON Energie GmbH, which saw a drop in the number of reviews received. A total of 1.237 reviews is collected up to date  (previously /2.046). Good news is that the Star Rating remained intact to 4.5 out of 5.

An important reposition on this StarInsights is met on positions four and five. Entega AG has succeeded to climb one position up and is now on top four position (previously /top five).It has doubled the number of reviews received gathering now a total of 1.017 (previously /548) reviews up to date and a 4.3/5 Star Rating.

lekker Energie GmbH has seen its number of reviews drop by almost 160 figures in the last 6 months, receiving a total number of 519 reviews up to date dragging down also the company’s Star Rating from 4.4 to now a 4.3/5 . The company is still on the list of top five energy companies in Germany, as it manages to receive the fifth highest number of reviews compared to its competitors.

In our  StarInsights™ below five companies came out as winners, in the category: Best-Rated Energy Companies in Germany.

Best-Rated Energy Companies in Germany
Best-Rated Energy Companies in Germany

On the top of the list, Polarstern Energie receives an absolutely perfect 5 out of 5 Star Rating winning the battle by exceeding the second best by 0.4 points.

Joint second position for extraenergie and SWK Energie GmbH that both scored a 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating. The later has just entered the battlefield of reviews and ratings and impresses with a great quality score that managed to achieve in such a short period of time!

In position number four we spotted E.ON AG as in previous energy StarInsights™, with the same old good 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating!

Last but not least WEMAG (previously named WEMIO) with a new domain name, reached the top of the list in position number five with a 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating.

Star Wars – Important Changes and New Entries

Analysis : Apart from the changes in the total number of collected reviews, in this revisited StarInsights™ on the German Energy Companies, there has been an impressive shift to the indexing of the Best-Rated companies as well.

Polarstern Energie stood out overwhelmingly among other companies in this segment as is now entering eKomi StarInsights™ with an absolutely perfect 5 out of 5 Star Rating and a total of 200 reviews, climbing on the Top of the list. Greenpeace Energy fell off its throne and is no longer appearing in Google shopping seller results at all. This could be explained by the fact that Google requires that websites receive 150 reviews before making their reviews and Star Rating public. In addition, the reviews must be collected within the last 12 months and have a composite score greater than 3.5 in order to be recognised by Google.

123Energie has lost its silver medal together with its public Star Rating (previously 179 reviews and 4.7/5 Star Rating) since it is now not appearing in the Google Shopping Seller at all. Again, this could be due to a reduced number of reviews meaning that their coveted Google Seller Rating stars have been lost.

extraenergie also received almost 300 fewer reviews compared to our previous StarInsights, but its Star Rating score remained the same 4.6/5 and its total index has been better since the company moved from third to second best-rated energy company position in Germany.

SWK Energie GmbH , Polarstern Energie and WEMAG were warmly welcomed to the list of this StarInsights promising a glorious future in the field of online reviews and ratings.

There is still one energy company that although not listed in the top five of the StarInsights™ companies, has still received a considerable amount of reviews and a Star Rating. This is Ewe with a total of 205 reviews up to date and a 4.0/5 Average Star Rating through Google shopping seller.

Energy companies with no reviews up to date.

For the rest of the Energy provider companies in Germany, there have not been many changes, unfortunately.

Underneath, you may find the complete list of Energy Providers in Germany, that have not received any reviews nor ratings in the last 12 months.

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 by the marketing 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.

If one of these energy providers decide to introduce reviews to their websites, they could potentially grow their market share in Germany significantly at the expense of the other, just by moving up their Google ranking and improve Online trust,” commented Michael Ambros, eKomi Founder and CEO.

Customer ratings and reviews, especially when integrated into Google search results, motivate users (and potential customers) to visit a company’s website.They are a crucial element in driving overall website traffic, thereby increasing revenue-generating activities from visitors.

 

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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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eKomi Releases StarInsights™ Study for German Banks

Most Reviewed best-rated German Banks.

BERLIN, July 11, 2017 – eKomi, the world’s largest provider of user-validated ratings and reviews, has just released its StarInsights™ (Ref.# 22062017) study, an exclusive report on Germany’s most reviewed and best-rated banks.

This  StarInsights™ study marks the third one to focus on the German market. German Health Insurance Companies StarInsights and TOP 100 German Online Shops StarInsights were those formerly released studies. With the strength of the German economy today, and its power within the EU Institutions and EU Central Bank, it is of a high interest to check how the banking system is evaluated Online by its current and former customers.

Today’s study delivers industry-specific data for the leading banking service providers who received the highest number of customer evaluations and opinions. Publicly visible feedback from real customers is undoubtedly an important success factor in today’s digital world.

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 for e-commerce companies, “says Graham Carlton, Chief Editor of Econsultancy.

“In addition, customer feedback is 12 times higher than the website product descriptions. If marketing managers and other executives do not take advantage of the highly influential customer reviews and ratings, they give up a great opportunity to increase sales. ”

eKomi StarInsights™ for the Most Reviewed and Best-Rated Banks in Germany.

This StarInsights™ study analyzed the use of transaction-based customer reviews and ratings among the leading banking branches in Germany. The results presented today are aggregated in Google through Google Shopping Seller tool within the last 12 months.

Germany’s Most Reviewed Banks Online

German Banks with reviews
German Banks with reviews

In the list of the TOP German banking branches, Credit Plus occupies position number #1 with 3.934 reviews up to date. Targo Bank follows with almost half the reviews and 1.833 in total. Slightly afterward, in position number three, Aux Money, follows with 1.822 reviews up to date. On StarInsights™ TOP five list, and position number four, BB Bank stands with 1.579 reviews up to date and is just a breath upfront Bank of Scotland and its German branch (DE) which rank in position number five, of the TOP five German banks with 1.416 reviews in the last 12 months through Google Shopping Seller.

Germany’s Best-Rated Banks Online

Best-Rated German Banks
Best-Rated German Banks

ING DiBa received an absolutely perfect Star Rating of 5 out of 5 in Google Seller Rating and occupies the BEST of Best-Rated positions in eKomi StarInsights™ in the category “Best-Rated German banks”. No matter the top score, the bank decided not to activate its online reviews yet. Same for comDirect, which although stands up in a joint second position, with a 4.9 out of 5 Star Rating, the bank has not released any reviews yet.

Joint second for Credit Plus, Bank of Scotland (DE) and Net Bank, all achieving an almost perfect 4.9 out of 5 Star Rating. Credit Plus though is differentiating itself from competitors by releasing 3.934 reviews up to date through Google Shopping Seller, possibly inspiring more Online trust to its prospective customers.

The Complete List of German Banks that received Reviews and Ratings Online.

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

eKomi analysts also discovered, under the same StarInsights™ Study, several German Banking Institutions that although have been Star-Rated they have not activated yet their online reviews.

  • ING-DiBa – 5 Average Star Rating but with No Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • ComDirect – 4.9 Average Star Rating but with No Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Consorsbank – 4.7 Average Star Rating but with No Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Barclay Card – 3.6 Average Star Rating but with No Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Dab-bank – 3.6 Average Star Rating but with No Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller

Lastly, eKomi StarInsights Study continues with those well respected German Banking Institutions, that also receive a satisfying rank in Google organic search results but have not yet received or/ neither have they yet activated their Google Seller Rating and Reviews System.

Hereby is the list of non-reviewed nor Star-Rated German Banks presented in random order.

  • hypovereinsbank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • lbbw.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • bayernlb.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • nordlb.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • santander.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • klarna.com/de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • norisbank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • n26.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • easycredit.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • 1822direkt.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • aachener-bank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • akf.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • apobank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • bkc-paderborn.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • sozialbank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • bibessen.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • bhw.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • bmwbank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • crediteurope.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • debeka.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • degussa-bank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • dhbbank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • dslbank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • fidor.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • garantibank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • gefa-bank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • gls.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • hanseaticbank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • ikb.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • interhyp.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • leaseplanbank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • mercedes-benz-bank.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • moneyou.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • norisbank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • oyakankerbank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • pbbdirekt.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • postbank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • psd-bank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • renault-bank-direkt.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • seb.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • skg-bank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • vtb-direktbank.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date

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 by the marketing 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.

If one of these German banks decide 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 and improve Online trust,” commented Michael Ambros, eKomi Founder and CEO.

Customer ratings and reviews, especially when integrated into Google search results, motivate users (and potential customers) to visit a company’s website.They are a crucial element in driving overall website traffic, thereby increasing revenue generating activities from visitors.

 

⇒ Want to know more about the power or Ratings & Reviews for your Website? BOOK A FREE DEMO today and get actionable insights for how your business can benefit from valuable customer insight, increased trust, more traffic and accelerated conversions with eKomi.

eKomi launches StarInsights™ for Insurance Comparison Websites

BERLIN, July 7, 2017 – eKomi, the world’s largest provider of user-validated ratings and reviews, has just released its StarInsights™ (Ref.# 20062017) study in reference to Insurance Comparison Websites in Spain, UK, France and the USA. The study uses publicly released results available in Google Shopping Seller and its aggregated system of ratings and reviews up to date.

Comparison Insurance Websites – Market Overview

The Telegraph published recently an article about Comparison sites stating that their popularity is based on the easy to use and consumer friendly state of mind. It points out the importance of a good use, and upright methodology, especially when comparing various websites among each other. For those who know how and when to use them, it is the right place to get the best deal. Among others, insurance comparison websites assist people in getting the best price, whether they are buying car insurance, health, travel cover or services such as energy.

eKomi analysts examined multiple parameters that influence customers when searching for the top insurance comparison websites. User interface experience is of high importance. In addition, the abundance and possibility of personalisation of quotations from different insurance companies make customers feel more content. Furthermore, offering them different prices is always something important.   The websites are also often required to be able of considering extra parameters, like age, previous accident record, and payment options. Needless to stress out the importance of being transparent, accurate and impartial when offering an online quote to a prospective or existent customer.

All the above are undoubtedly the factors that lead and drive the consumers to choose or at least help them decide which insurance company and deal to pick up. But, as Forbes advises in a recent article, this procedure of comparing quotes and services shall be repeated every time insurance renewal is needed since new rates apply every year and companies constantly change their policies and rates.

So the question is, how can Insurance Comparison websites retain their customers, obtain new ones and hold the asset in the highly competitive insurance market?

 The Crucial Importance of Ratings and Reviews

As many merchants now recognize, customer ratings and reviews are absolutely essential for success in the online marketplace – especially when the results are integrated into Google search results. Although a comprehensive, user-friendly site is obviously crucial, public reviews build trust before visitors even click the insurance comparison website’s link, significantly increasing its chances of receiving traffic.

Reviews and ratings also 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.

A 2017 ZenDesk survey discussed in Forbes reported that a staggering 88 percent of customers make buying decisions based on online customer reviews. This makes it clear that publicly visible feedback from real customers is a key component in an online business success. And as Google’s search algorithms grow ever smarter, positive reviews and ratings are becoming especially vital in the heated competition for those all-important “above-the-fold” natural search rankings.

The Most Reviewed Insurance Comparison Websites

It’s now time to present the results of eKomi StarInsighs ™ (Ref.# 20062017) study based on Google Shopping Seller for the last 12 months up to date:

Most Reviewed Insurance Comparison Portals
Most Reviewed Insurance Comparison Portals

Money Supermarket is by far the most reviewed Insurance comparison portals of all as it received 10.344 reviews within the last 12 months. Uswitch follows on the second best most reviewed position with 6.899 reviews. The Spanish portal Rastreator received the bronze medal for its third top position with 6.483 reviews.

In the fourth position we found Esurance with 6.154  reviews, and within our list of most reviewed Insurance Comparison companies is also Go Compare with almost 1/5 fewer reviews from the #1 position, and a total of  2.897 reviews up to date.

The Best-Rated Insurance Comparison Websites

Best Rated Insurance Comparison Portals
Best Rated Insurance Comparison Portals

In our list of the 5 Best-Rated Insurance Comparison Websites, eKomi analysts spotted a joint first position for Esurance and Theaa. Both websites received the equivalent number of 4.8 our of 5 Average Star Rating allowing them to climb at position number #1.

Joint third position for Acierto (which receives a significantly larger amount of reviews),  and Terranea with an Average of 4.7 Star Rating based on eKomi StarInsights™ Study. Go Compare ,Confused,  Quote Zone and Mustard received all a Star Rating of 4.6  out of 5, offering them a joint fifth position, but since Go Compare received a thousand more reviews, it’s the one to be positioned on our StarInsights results announcement tablet.

eKomi StarInsights™ (ref.#20062017) study continues with the insurance comparison websites that might not have reached the top 5 most reviewed positions, but have still received a considerate number of reviews within the last 12 months.

  • LeLynx: lelynx.fr4.1 Average Star Rating and 1.872 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Confused: confused.com – 4.6 Average Star Rating and 1.737 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Fenix directo: fenixdirecto.com   4.3 Average Star Rating and 1.673 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Budget Insurance: budgetinsurance.com  4.5 Average Star Rating and 1.232 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Aviva: aviva.co.uk  4.5 Average Star Rating and 779 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Auto net insurance: autonetinsurance.co.uk  4.5 Average Star Rating and 610 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Balumba: balumba.es  4.4 Average Star Rating and 498 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Mustard: mustard.co.uk  4.6 Average Star Rating and 268 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Compare: compare.com  4.5 Average Star Rating and 248 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Quotezone: quotezone.co.uk  4.6 Average Star Rating and 173 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller

Under the same study,  eKomi analysts also spotted that a strong player Compare the market although has been Star-Rated with an almost perfect 4,9 out of 5-star rating Google, it has not yet received or not yet activated its online reviews.

The study continues with some popular Insurance Comparison websites that have neither been reviewed nor rated up to date through Google Seller 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.

Insurance Comparison Websites with neither Ratings nor Reviews:

  • seguros.es  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • superbuscador.es  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • motopoliza.com  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • comparaguru.com  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • puntoseguro.com  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • turboseguros.com  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • segurosbroker.com  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • comparaencasa.com  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • el-comparador.com  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • caranddriver.es  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • tuseguromasbarato.es  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • tiger.co.uk  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • mycheapcarinsurance.co.uk  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • q4.co.uk  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • thezebra.com  Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date

The same study will be repeated again in the next 12 months. eKomi analysts expect that the number of reviews and ratings aggregated into Google for all the above mentioned Insurance Comparison portals will change. It is interesting to see how ranking will be configured is both categories, and which other players will enter the market.

 

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eKomi launches StarInsights™ for DIY Home Improvement Websites

DIY HOME IMPROVEMENTS STUDY

BERLIN, June 21, 2017 – eKomi, the world’s largest provider of user-validated ratings and reviews, has just released its StarInsights™ (Ref.# 21062017) study. This study is an overview of the reviews and rating received by the DIY Home Improvement market websites in Europe and the United States.

Market Overview

Based on a recently published article in PR Newswire the concept of “the term DIY (Do-it-yourself) in home improvement market is an action taken by an individual homeowner or consumer who executes a task or a job related to home improvement by himself with the help of a DIY tool, equipment, and appliances. As the name suggests, the concept involves only the end consumer and no other third party to execute a project”.

The Worth of the Global DIY Home Improvement Market

In 2015, the DIY home improvement world market turnover reached €538 billion euros, making an important increase of 3% compared to the previous year based on figures released by DIY Global Summit. North America and Europe, represent together the 86% of this world market, although their joint population accounts for only 23 % of the world population. The DIY markets of these two continents sum the amount of 463 billion €. North America and Europe reach 57% and 29% of the world market respectively. North America had the highest average DIY expenditure per capita in 2015 with 854 €. (Source)

“Approximately 83% of the global DIY market (447 billion €) is concentrated in only 8 countries: USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia, and Italy. Moreover, the three major DIY countries in Europe (Germany, France, and the United Kingdom) represent 57% of the continent’s market” same DIY Global Summit article states.

In addition, Technavio predicts that “the DIY home improvement market in the US will grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of over 6% by 2021. This market research analysis identifies product innovation and wide product assortment as one of the primary growth factors for this market”.

eKomi StarInsights™ on the DIY Home Improvement Market

Based on these important findings eKomi group of analysts released today a StarInsights™ study (Ref.# 21062017), that indicates the markets TOP players, based on the reviews and ratings those companies collected in the past 12 months through Google aggregated results and are available in public via Google Shopping Seller.

Most Reviewed DIY Home Improvement Websites

most reviewed DIY home improvements websites
Most reviewed DIY home improvements Websites

On top of the list of the most reviewed DIY home improvement websites in eKomi StarInsights is found Hornbach with 33.025 reviews up to date. In the second best position the US brand Northern Tool receives 16.310 reviews of its customers online within the past 12 months. Lowes follows on position number three with 13.853 reviews up to date.

Within the list of the dominant DIY home improvement websites, eKomi analysts spotted the German giant OBI with 12.004 reviews up to date. With almost half the reviews, in position number five, the UK brand Tool Stop, collects 6.541 reviews up to date and is still on the top five most received DIY home improvement websites in Europe and the United States.

Best-Rated DIY Home Improvement Websites

Best-Rated DIY home improvements websites
Best-Rated DIY home improvements websites

In eKomi StarInsights list of Best-Rated DIY Home Improvement websites, Screwfix occupies two of the Top ranked positions, in different countries though and with different domain names. Screwfix in Germany receives a total of 4.9 out of 5 Star Rating, although accompanied with a very poor number of reviews, and occupies the Top position. In the second best position, Tool Stop receives a considerable 4.8 out of 5 Star Rating.

Joint third position for Hornbach and Screwfix UK who both received a 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating. Joint fifth position for Northern Tool and a list of other companies that follow below. All of them received a 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating, but since Northern Tool managed to gather much more reviews than the others, it well deserves its place on the table.

List of Companies in Joint Fifth Best-Rated Position

The American Homedepot and Lowes, the French ManoMano,  the Spanish Eurobrico and the German Hagebau, all achieved to score a 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating in Google Seller Rating via their Google Aggregated Results within the past 12 months. There is a great differentiation on the number of reviews that they also managed to collect, so continue reading this study for the complete list of DIY home improvement websites to find out more.

eKomi Starinsights ™ (Ref.# 21062017) Study List

eKomi team of analysts present the complete list of companies in the DIY Home Improvement eKomi StarInsights study. They are presented underneath based on the number of reviews collected and publicly released in Google Shopping Seller:

  • Hornbach: hornbach.de4.7 Average Star Rating and 33.025 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Northerntool: northerntool.com4.6 Average Star Rating and 16.310 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Lowes: lowes.com4.6 Average Star Rating and 13.853 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Obi: obi.de  4.5 Average Star Rating and 12.004 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Toolstop: Toolstop.co.uk  4.8 Average Star Rating and 6.541 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Poco: poco.de  4.1 Average Star Rating and 5.846 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • bricorama: bricorama.fr 3.9 Average Star Rating and 3.441 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • ManoMano: manomano.fr  4.6 Average Star Rating and 3.408 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Screwfix: screwfix.com  4.7 Average Star Rating and 2.719 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Entrepot-du-bricolage: entrepot-du-bricolage.fr  4.4 Average Star Rating and 2.477 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Wickes: wickes.co.uk – 3.9 Average Star Rating and 2.433 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Mr.Bricolage: Mr-bricolage.fr 3.9 Average Star Rating and 2.329 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Hellweg: hellweg.de – 4.5 Average Star Rating and 1.614 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Acehardware:acehardware.com  – 4.5 Average Star Rating and 1.350 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Sediarreda: sediarreda.com – 4.5 Average Star Rating and 816 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Eurobrico: eurobrico.com – 4.6 Average Star Rating and 701 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Baywa: baywa.de – 4.4 Average Star Rating and 451 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Hagebau: hagebau.de – 4.6 Average Star Rating and 198 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Screwfix: screwfix.de – 4.9 Average Star Rating and 169 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller

Under the same Study, eKomi analysts found out several DIY Home Improvement Companies that although have been Star-Rated they have not activated yet their online reviews.

  • Homedepot: homedepot.com – 4.6 Average Star Rating but with No Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Bauhaus: bauhaus.info – 4.5 Average Star Rating but with No Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Homebase: homebase.co.uk  4.5 Average Star Rating but with No Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Castorama: castorana.fr – 4.5 Average Star Rating but with No Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller

Lastly, eKomi StarInsights Study continues with those DIY Home Improvement Companies, that are quite popular and also appear in satisfying position in Google organic search results but have not yet received or/ neither have they yet activated their Google Seller Rating and Reviews System.

Hereby is the list of non-reviewed nor Star-Rated DIY Home Improvement companies that appear in random order.

  • Toom-baumarkt.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • i-m.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • bauvista.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • leroy-merlin.es – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • leroy-merlin.fr – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • bricodepot.es – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • bricor.es – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • aki.es – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • letsbrico.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • adeo.com  – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • menards.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • walmart.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • diy.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • howdens.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • castorama.pl – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • praktiker.pl – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • merkurymarket.cz – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • espace-bricolage.fr – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date

If one of these companies decide 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.

Customer ratings and reviews, especially when integrated into Google search results, motivate users (and potential customers) to visit a company’s website.They are a crucial element in driving overall website traffic, thereby increasing revenue generating activities from visitors.

 

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eKomi launches StarInsights™ for Online Food Delivery Portals

Online Food Delivery Portals

BERLIN, June 16, 2017 – eKomi, the world’s largest provider of user-validated ratings and reviews, has just released its StarInsights™ (Ref.# 15062017) study. This study focuses on the Global Market of Online Food Delivery Portals.The study has used publicly released results from Google Seller Ratings and its aggregated system of ratings and reviews.

eKomi team of analysts compared results of the most popular Online Food Delivery Portals in Europe and the United States and found some interesting data for this fast-growing industry. Technological advancements, excessive use of mobile phones and Online applications, in combination with time-saving necessities, are among others, the most determinant factors for the growth of the Online Food Delivery industry.

On this StarInsights™ study, the team has focused on portals that offer delivered food from a variety of restaurants within their portals. The study has excluded any own labeled and franchise restaurants. The reason is to simply continue the analysis on a separate StarInsights and then compare the results for the broader Food Industry Sector.

Online Food Delivery Service Market Overview 

McKinsey on a recent article about the changing food business landscape, states that “Worldwide, the market for food delivery stands at €83 billion, or 1 percent of the total food market and 4 percent of food sold through restaurants and fast-food chains. It has already matured in most countries, with an overall annual growth rate estimated at just 3.5 percent for the next five years.”

It’s been almost 15 years ago that Online Food Delivery Portals first appeared, allowing customers to compare menus and prices from various restaurants and then order from their preferred one. And only since 2013, the what-so-called New Delivery players entered the market. The difference is that the latter are using their own delivery systems of vehicles and drivers allowing opening a new segment of those restaurants that did not manage to have their own delivery service yet. Brands like Foodora and Deliveroo, belong to this category.

What triggered eKomi analysts interest was to check the differences among various countries where Online Food Delivery Portals exist. The French case features a distinct market as stated by “The Verge” in a past article. Cost and food quality are the main concerns for some restaurant owners. Others doubt whether delivery services can ever overcome ingrained cultural norms.

Assuming that Online Food Delivery Management teams work hard to provide to their customers; user- friendly websites, short delivery times, competitive prices, and a variety of restaurants and menus to pick up, eKomi analysts needed to dig deeper in order to discover differentiation points for the market top players. eKomi analysis was based on other variables that differentiate Online Food Delivery Portals from their competitors, help them acquire new and retain their existing customers; Ratings and Reviews.

Reviews and Ratings in Online Food Delivery Portals

One of the most efficient ways of improving Online reputation in the competitive Online food delivery market, is to start collecting Online reviews and ratings. 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.

Which are the MOST REVIEWED and the BEST – RATED Online Food Delivery Portals?

Most Reviewed Online Food Delivery Portals
Most Reviewed Online Food Delivery Portals

On the top of the list of the 5 MOST REVIEWED Online Food Delivery Portals, the German Lieferando occupies position number one with 5.682 reviews, exceeding by far all other companies. The second best position is held for Eat Street, the American portal, and its 971 reviews up to date. Position number three for the popular in U.S.  Door Dash with 582 reviews. In position number four, the Parisien cuisine receives its well-deserved attention with Alloresto and its 496 reviews. Last but not least, together with all dominant Online Food Delivery Portals, US popular Grub Hub occupies position number five with 411 reviews up to date.

Unter this StarInsights™ study, eKomi analysts figured out also, the Best-Rated Online Food Delivery Portals and made a list of the TOP #5. In the table underneath eKomi results are presented:

Best-Rated Online Delivery Food Portals
Best-Rated Online Delivery Food Portals

In our list of the 5 BEST RATED companies, Lieferando and Eat Street share together the top of the top rankings, occupying position #1 and a total 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating. Joint third position #3 for the German Pizza.de and the French Alloresto and an Average Star Rating of 4.6 out of 5.  In position five #5 Door Dash receives a 4.4 out of 5 Average Star Rating up to date and is found within the TOP 5 Best-Rated Online Food Delivery Portals.

From the list of TOP Star Rated Online Food Delivery Portals, only Pizza.de has not released its reviews yet on Google Seller Rating. Google requests a minimum of 150 reviews collected within the last 12 months before releasing them to the public, so brands shall always keep an eye on the flow of the incoming reviews and make sure to have efficient review collection systems.

Lieferando in both categories occupies Number #1 Position and seems to understand the importance of reviews and ratings using an online system to improve these figures. Alloresto is the only popular French Online Delivery Portal that has released its reviews and ratings, differentiating itself a lot from its competitors.

Customer ratings and reviews, especially when integrated into Google search results, motivate users (and potential customers) to visit a company’s website.They are a crucial element in driving overall website traffic, thereby increasing revenue generating activities from visitors.

Underneath you may check StarInsights™ (ref.#15062017) complete list of Online Food Delivery Portals analysed:

  • Liefarando: lieferando.de4.7 Average Star Rating and 5.682 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Eatstreet: eatstreet.com4.7 Average Star Rating and 971 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Pizza: pizza.de – 4.6 Average Star Rating but with No Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Alloresto: alloresto.fr4.6 Average Star Rating and  496 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Door Dash: doordash.com 4.4 Average Star Rating and 582 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Foodler: foodler.com 4.4 Average Star Rating and 378 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Seamless: seamless.com 4.3 Average Star Rating and 167 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller
  • Grubhub: grubhub.com – 4.2 Average Star Rating and 411 Active Reviews in the last 12 months across Google Shopping Seller

The study continues with those Online Food Delivery Portals, that are quite popular and also appear in satisfying position on Google organic search results but have not yet received or/ neither have yet activated their Google Seller Rating and Reviews System.

  • Foodora.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Hungryhouse.co.uk – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Deliveroo.co.uk – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Foodpanda.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Ubereats.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Deliveryhero.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Lieferheld.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Mr-Sandwich.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Eatfirst.de – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Foodtoeat.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Foodrepublic.com Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Boxed.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Goldbely.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Zomato.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Just-eat.es – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Pedidosya.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Deliverum.com– Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Resto-in.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Grood.co – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Classroute.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Eat24hours.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Eat24.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Just-eat.co.uk – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Kukd.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Feasthq.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • Postmates.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date

eKomi Team also found out that Italian Online Food Delivery Portals, have not collected yet any reviews or ratings. This is a great opportunity for those Food Delivery Service providers who are looking for an effective way to improve their SEO, increase their sales and rank better in Google in Italy.  The list of those highly dynamic and growing companies is below:

  • moovenda.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • foodracers.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • deliveroo.it – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • pizzabo.it – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • bacchetteforchette.it – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • fanceat.com – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • justeat.it – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date
  • mymenu.it – Neither Seller Rating nor Active Seller Reviews to date

It is interesting to see how the Italian market will react in the upcoming months, and whether this great marketing opportunity will be taken into consideration and be transformed into a competitive advantage for those “smart” enough to grab this in favor of their website traffic and sales figures. So actually, the main question is “How hungry are you for success”?

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 Online Food Delivery market will look like in the following years 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.

 

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eKomi launches StarInsights™ for Online Pet Supply Stores

Best Online Pet Shops

BERLIN, June 08, 2017 – eKomi, the world’s largest provider of user-validated ratings and reviews, has just released its StarInsights™ (Ref.# 06062017) study. This study focuses on the Global Market of Pet Food and Supply stores.

The analysis reveals the most reviewed and best-rated Online Pet Supply Stores in the world. In order to find out which are the TOP Online Pet Supply Stores in the world, eKomi analysts collected data for domain names that appear in prime positions when searching Google with related keywords.

It is a direct proof that Online shops that receive reviews and ratings, jump into better positions in organic results on Google and consequently perform much better in their SEO strategy. This study has used publicly released results from Google Seller Ratings and its aggregated system of ratings and reviews.

Online Pet Food and Supply Industry Overview

IBISWorld estimates that revenue for the Online Pet Food and Pet Supply Sales industry has increased. Rising pet ownership and growth across the e-commerce sector have caused the industry to experience overall growth, despite the recession. Furthermore, increasing demand for premium pet food and Online animal pharmaceutical sales also contributed to industry growth during the past five years.

IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will increase in the five years to 2021 mainly due to the expected rise in per capita disposable income plus the increasing number of pets. In addition to a desire to decrease their pets’ carbon paw prints, pet parents are opting to purchase natural products in an effort to maintain and/or improve the health and well-being of their beloved companion animals.

Pet Industry Trends of the Future

According to industry trends and projections, the pet industry will continue to boom unabated in the future. Especially certain segments of the industry like natural products are seeing wide-spread popularity since consumers are becoming more conscious about improving and sustaining the health of the planet avoiding harmful and potentially toxic materials. (Source)

Considering that pet parents are expected to spend even more on their companion animals in the future, the sky is the limit for those who have a good head for business and genuine love of pets.

The Most Reviewed Online Pet Supply Stores 

Most reviewed Online pet suppliers in the World
Most reviewed Online pet suppliers in the World

Chewy is on the top of the list and is currently the most reviewed Online Pet Supply Store gathering the impressive number of 291.144 active reviews through Google aggregated seller. Pet Smart follows on second best position with less than 1/3 reviews from the best and a total of 87.240. Drs.Foster&Smith is slightly behind and occupies position number three with 82.039 reviews. In position number four stands the German Fressnapf with 59.548 active reviews. Up there, with these TOP Online Pet Supply Stores in position number five is Petco with 55.436 active reviews up to date.

The Best-Rated Online Pet Supply Stores

Best-Rated Online Pet Shops
Best-Rated Online Pet Shops

In our list of the 5 BEST RATED companies, Chewy received once again the best position and occupies #1 position with a perfect 5 out of 5 Star Rating. Joint second for position #2 of the best-rated Online Pet Supply Stores with an almost perfect 4.9 out of 5 for Pet Shop Online, Animal Shopping, Lucky Pet and Pet Stop.

What is interesting to note in this list of best-rated Online Pet Supply Stores, is the fact that the dominant store, Chewy has by far exceeded its competitors by gathering a considerable big amount of reviews in the last 12 months and an absolutely perfect 5/5 Star Rating. This requires immediate and effective efforts from all other Online Pet Suppliers in order to reach the top of the list for next year.

The Complete List of Online Pet Suppliers

The Importance of Ratings and Reviews

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.

Under the same study, eKomi analysts indicate a popular  Australian based Online Pet Reseller that although has managed to receive a Star Rating, its Public Reviews have not been yet activated. Possibly the Online Pet Reseller has not been able to gather as many reviews needed to be open to public yet. Google, requests at least 150 active reviews before making them public, so those online stores who are interested in gaining online trust and retain loyal customers, need to find productive methods to get more reviews and ratings.

Online Pet Supplies with no Active Reviews or Ratings

Our study also indicates some popular Online Pet Supply Stores that still have not received any reviews or ratings since they have not activated their Google Shopping Seller accounts.

If one of these portals choose to introduce an Online Feedback system, and start gathering 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.

Opportunity is still out there, and it is quite interesting to see how these Online Pet Supply stores will react in the following months, and challenge their ranking on our StarInsights™. Online trust, is a driving force to loyalty, success and customer retention. Furthermore, being trusted online creates opportunities for enriched clientele and consequently increased bank accounts.

 

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