May 23, 2012
-- Founded in 2006 http://www.TestimonialShield.com was a bit before its time, however, with the recent popularity of online reviews their timing is now just right. As you have no doubt read in the news lately, ‘fake’ reviews [testimonials and product or service reviews posted by people who were never a customer] are running rampant, and potential customers are not sure how to determine which reviews are authentic and which are unscrupulous lies. Testimonial Shield helps its clients capture and verify authentic reviews from their customers and then display these rave reviews on a widget within a web site and disseminate the same reviews to the most popular social media and review sites, including Yelp, Twitter, Facebook, and many more.
“With our ‘re-entry’
into the marketplace”
says Peter Monaco, Testimonial Shield’s President “we’ve been able to secure funding, apply for patents for our algorithms and processes, and purchase our largest competitor, which makes for a nice platform. But nothing is more helpful than the importance consumers are currently placing on reviews and testimonials. 6 years ago when we first launched, businesses simply weren’t ready to believe that online reviews and testimonials were important, but now it’s all over the business news. No reviews (or untrusted reviews) = no business, and trusted reviews = increased business. It’s that simple and businesses now realize the importance of having their reviews and testimonials independently verified.”
Other factors leading to the company's explosive success are the simple to use interface, video testimonials, and services that disseminate the verified customer reviews to top social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and more. A user can even choose industry specific review sites to have their testimonials disseminated as well.
Testimonial Shield’s client base ranges from small ‘mom & pop’ businesses to publicly traded corporations. They currently offer three levels of service ranging in price from free to $40 per month.