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All About Reviews »

When it comes to making decisions about booking school performers, the words and opinions of others count for a lot. That is why we have added reviews to SchoolShows.com.

How does this work for Schools?
To enter a review of a performer.
  • Find the performer's listing, go to their "More Info" page, and click "Submit Review".
  • Enter your review.
  • If you are not already a registered school, you'll need to enter your name and your email. You'll be sent a confirmation email so that we can verify your review.

    How can I read a performer's reviews?
  • Find the performer's listing, go to their "More Info" page, and click "Reviews".

    I am a performer. Can I enter reviews I have received from schools?
    Absolutely. If you have received a letter of recommendation, a thank-you email, or a quotation from a school, you can enter it yourself to your listing. Just log into your control panel and click "Add Reviews". You will need to enter the name and email of the person from whom you received the review. A confirmation email will be sent to that person so he or she can confirm the review. All reviews must be confirmed before they are published. This is to prevent any fake reviews from appearing on your listing.

    What if a school enters a review about me that I don't like, or that I think is false?
    All reviews must be approved by you, the performer, before they are published. This is to prevent any fake or negative reviews from appearing on your listing. After a school enters a review, you will be sent an email asking if you approve or disapprove of the review. If you disapprove, the review will not appear on your listing.

    SchoolShows.com feels very strongly that just one negative review on such a high profile site as ours, can have a big bad impact on your performance career. You may have successfully performed in schools for 20 years and received hundreds of good reviews, but if just one negative review appears in your online listing, you're in trouble. And, sad to say, there is always the possibility that one of your competitors might try to enter a false fake negative review about you. The only way to absolutely insure that this could never happen is to allow you, the performer, to approve reviews before they are published.

    Why all the confirmation emails?
    False reviews can be very misleading. Performers might try to enter false positive reviews about themselves, and competitors might try to enter false negative reviews about other performers. So, SchoolShows.com has implemented features to protect you from fake and false reviews:
  • Every review must be confirmed by the reviewer;
  • Every review must be approved by the performer;
  • A school can submit only one review per performer.

    But, won't this result in only positive reviews appearing?
    Correct. But this is not entirely misleading to schools. Think of it this way... There are 3 types of performers: Type 1) the ones everyone likes; Type 2) the ones who are liked by some and not liked by others; and Type 3) the ones everyone dislikes. Schools, when they read reviews, basically want to know which type of performer they are reading about. Our system of not allowing any bad reviews, would do this successfully because Type 1 performers would get LOTS of good reviews, Type 2 performers would get some good reviews, but not as many as Type 1, and TYPE 3 would get no reviews at all. And, most importantly, no career-busting fake bad reviews would be possible.

    Again, SchoolShows.com feels very strongly that just one negative review on such a high profile site as ours, can have a big bad impact on your performance career. You may have successfully performed in schools for 20 years and received hundreds of good reviews, but if just one negative review appears in your online listing, you're in trouble. And, sad to say, there is always the possibility that one of your competitors might try to enter a false fake negative review about you. The only way to absolutely insure that this could never happen is to allow you, the performer, to approve reviews before they are published.

    And performers, note -- Reviews improve your ranking
    Your listing is ranked according to how many reviews you receive. The more reviews you have, the higher you are listed in search results. So, if you want to improve your ranking, get schools to enter reviews about you, or add previous reviews you have received.

    Top Listings are listed before Free Listings. Within each of these tiers, the listings are ranked by number of reviews. So, here is the ranking system:
    1 - Top Listings with reviews
    2 - Top Listings without reviews
    3 - Free Listings with reviews
    4 - Free Listings without reviews

    The listings with reviews are sorted by number of reviews. The listings without reviews are sorted alphabetically by organization name.
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