First, easy on boarding process for users to write a review, say a short and brief impressive content optin form that prompts users to make one for value.
Second, create an email list and build a strong rapport thru newsletter which will help the third part.
Third, create a custom page or template to send to your users telling how valuable their reviews are and requesting for them. Hope this help good luck!
Have you tried surveymonkey.com by generating a survey sent to people who are bound to respond in a short time? This works very well when the queries are meaningful and the respondents pre-commit to responding within a short time. Wishing you luck.
You can use TechValidate to automatically collect customer feedback and transform your results into positive customers reviews.
Either you can go for the paid reviews or you can make a dummy accounts for the reviews. Simple
Whenever we wrap up a project with a client, we request a project debriefing meeting. We record these meetings and we ask questions like, "how did you enjoy working with us?", "how did we meet your expectations?", we also ask questions that give us an indication of whether we need to improve things. At the end of the meeting, we have the recording transcribed and we select several quotes from the conversation and we ask the client if we can use those quotes as testimonials. In the cases where we do not have debrief meetings, we will simply ask for recommendations. If you do not ask, you cannot receive.
Discount your services for everyone who provide the review.
Cherry pick a few satisfied customers and offer a rebate for a review.
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Great answers. Thank you all for your help. The client could get user reviews through a massive social media campaign.
Have you launched the portal as MVP model to get User feedback and suggestions, which is one of the general software practices to get User Feedback /suggestion before going full blown live
If that is the scenario, please start targeting 100-200 user registration process and get their feedback and reviews around the complete application ecosystem and business module and in turn also monitor the User Activity at your end
In this way you will benefit getting nice reviews and feedback from to get the application functionality rechecked
I have already worked on similar MVP model for one of the World's leading consulting group