In just a few steps you can create your free profile in order to collect your first customer ratings. The handling is intuitive and does not require any programming knowledge. Sign up now!
The ProvenExpert FREE version is and will always remain free. If you require more features or want to receive and present customer reviews on a larger scale, you can choose between the BASIC, PLUS, and PREMIUM plans, or ask us to configure a custom-tailored enterprise solution for you.
Protecting your privacy is our top priority. We use the latest web standards and strict guidelines to ensure the safety of your data and that of your customers.
More information on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Processing Agreement (DPA) can be found here.
Please contact our data protection administrator if you have any questions .
If you do not have a profile yet, you can navigate to the free registration via the “Register Now“ Button at the upper right screen margin.
The button “Login“ leading you to the log-in mask is located above right on ProvenExpert.com. Here you can enter your email address and password or just log in via social sign-up using your Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, or Xing account. A further step leads you to your ProvenExpert-profile.
To avoid abuse of our platform, you can only change your profile name by sending a request to our support team.
You can change your email address in the profile settings in the “user account area”. Simply click on the blue pen symbol in the “line for email address for notifications and registration.”.
You can set a new password in the profile settings in the “user account area”. Simply click on the blue pen symbol in the “change password” line.
Go to the Forgot password page. To reset your password, enter the email address you provided to create your ProvenExpert account. You’ll receive an email including further instructions and the required link for resetting.
Your field of activity is the foundation of your online surveys. The surveys include a catalogue of questions based on criteria for customer feedback, specifically tuned to your field of activity.
You can change your field of activity by contacting our support team if you haven't received any customer feedback. If you've already received feedback, you can no longer make any changes.
You can unsubscribe from email notifications and the newsletter in the profile settings in the “Reporting & newsletter” area. To do so, simply click on the blue pen symbol and remove the checkmark.
To find out more, go to Why are stars, overall grade, and recommendation quote missing from my seal?
This may be because your profile isn't public and/or your ratings haven't been approved.
You can set your profile to public in the profile settings in the “Privacy area”. Simply click on the blue pen symbol in the right hand corner and set a checkmark next to “public mode”.
To approve ratings, open your profile after logging in and open the detailed view for each review (“View review”) that you would like to approve. Click on the button “Publish review”.
This may be because these reviews are older than 24 months and are therefore not displayed in the FREE version, or the maximum number of reviews you can publish, which depends on the plan you've selected, has been exceeded.
However, your reviews aren't lost. When logged in, you will still be able to view all reviews in your profile. As soon as you upgrade your plan and raise the limit for publicly visible reviews, your older reviews will reappear in your public profile.
Yes. However, all reviews that you've received via this survey will also be permanently deleted. You can also opt to pause or deactivate surveys. This way all reviews will be kept.
Unfortunately, a survey cannot be restored after it has been deleted. You have to create a new survey and invite customers to provide feedback again.
Top competencies are those criteria for customer satisfaction in which you've been ranked highest.
They are determined from the weighted average of all reviews. If two competencies have the same average score, the number of reviews decides the order of top competencies. The average with the most reviews appears before all others. In the case of several 4-Star ratings in comparison with single 5-Star ratings, the top competence, which shows a greater count, is still more convincing. That is why the stars are evaluated and offset against the count.
1 star: -2
2 stars: -1
3 stars: 0
4 stars: 1
5 stars: 2
At this time, it isn't possible to formulate your own questions. However, you can adjust your survey template as you see fit by activating or deactivating individual questions or whole categories and creating surveys for different topics.
You can change the survey topic as long as you haven't received any feedback from it. If you've already received one review, no changes to the survey topic are admissible. This is done to avoid abuse and ensures transparency for users. If you have noticed that a mistake has been made in the survey topic, changes may be possible following a check by our support.
Select the survey to which you would like to invite. Subsequently, click on “invite customers via email“. Here you can edit and adjust the invitation text and the salutation to your own desires. The changes to the salutation will automatically be inherited in the reminder email.
Our API is a program interface that you can link to your online shop, CRM software, etc. An API lets you automatically create customised surveys and add them to your email or CRM system. This allows you to add customised links to your survey in emails and get direct feedback from your customers. In our blog post about the ProvenExpert API you can find out how to integrate and use this interface correctly.
Any customer or business partner can submit a review of your business. However, you can profile settings in the “Privacy area” to determine whether every profile visitor can leave a review, or just those invited by you to give feedback. For more information see our review guidelines.
Basically yes, but every person can only participate once per survey. Multiple reviews by the same person are only valid if you ask her for ratings related to different services.
No, reviews must first be approved by you before being published to your profile. You can make a review public or reset its public status at any time. If you don't make all reviews public, this will be displayed on your profile and rating seal by the absence of the overall score.
To find out more, go to:
Why are stars, overall score, and recommendation quote missing from my seal?
As a rule, we don't delete any customer reviews. However, if a review includes offensive, racist, or sexist statements or is in conflict with another part of our review guidelines, it will be deleted. You can notify our support team of any such reviews.
Have you received a negative review that you're not happy with? Find out in our blog post What you can do after receiving a negative rating.
Was a customer hasty in giving you a bad review, but walked away satisfied at the end? In this case, you can ask him or her to rewrite the review. You will find the “Ask reviewer to change rating feature,” as a text link below each review (you have to open the review to see this).
In order to protect you and your customers, our support proves the reported review. If the review contains indignities, contravenes with our review guidelines, Data Protection Directive or if the rater has evidently never used your product/service, a deletion of the review takes place.
For effectively taking steps against fake reviews, we have compiled here, how you recognise and proceed fake reviews. Solid hints about a suspicion helps our support to validate and prove the fake reviews. Under specific circumstances, a dispute settlement procedure will be initiated.
You can report reviews as follows: At first, select the review to be proved and fold out the details with the blue arrow “view review” of the drop down menu. At the bottom edge, you find the option “report review”. Alternatively, you can directly refer to the reviewer with “E-Mail to reviewer”, “Write comment” or “Ask reviewer for edit”.
By the way: Even third parties can report reviews of your public profile.
You cannot correct grammar and spelling mistakes yourself. By using the “Ask reviewer to change rating feature,” you can ask your customers to correct mistakes. You'll find the feature as a text link below each review (you have to open the review to see this).
For your overall score to appear in the form of stars when your profile comes up during a Google search, all evaluations must be made public, and your profile be set to public, too (“public mode”). As soon as the Google web crawler indexes your ProvenExpert profile, your Google star rating will appear in the search results for your profile. This normally only takes a few days.
Can my profile be found by search engines?
Yes, you can display Google star ratings for your site in Google search results as well. Google shows the rating data from your profile (total score, rating stars, and number of reviews) in its organic search results for your website as well.
To link your website to Google star ratings, sign in, and in your profile menu or the navigation at the top right, click “Google star ratings” to follow the instructions.
Note: This function is available starting from the PLUS plan and in the course of the 30-day PREMIUM test period.
The display of the Google star ratings in the search results cannot be guaranteed, since this is ultimately up to Google. ProvenExpert has no direct say in the matter. Accordingly to the recommendations of Google, we suggest no implementation of the script on your front page, but on the subpages including content with a direct thematic connection to the reviews on your ProvenExpert-profile.
Log in and go to the rating seal page. There, you can select a version, adjust the shape, and size and then click on the “Generate HTML code” button. Copy the displayed code and insert it into your website.
The double-sided PRO Seal is an innovative further development of the current ProvenExpert seal. It can be played out in German and English and is engineered for responsive pages. All important reputation elements like the rich snippet for your reputation stars, your most recent public reviews and your recommendation rate are included. Since Google indexes mobile pages first since 2021, you secure the decisive ranking advantage with the PRO Seal.
Learn more about the PRO Seal
ProvenExpert offers only credible seals to protect consumers, these must be linked to a visible ProvenExpert profile so that the consumer (a customer, a website user) can see where the reviews come from.
The ProvenExpert seals already integrated into your website will remain and do not necessarily need to be replaced by the newer PRO Seal. The previous seals generally do not lose their meaning or validity due to the introduction of new seals. If you want to keep your -already integrated- ProvenExpert Seal, no action is required. However, two seals with rich snippets should not be included in one web page. With two rich snippets on one page, Google crawler may not recognize which is the more relevant one.
Please also read the section „PRO Seal - What are the advantages“.
Enthusiastic customers, excellent service, and being proactive about customer feedback - we think that needs to be recognized. This is why we highlight service providers on ProvenExpert.com that meet the above-mentioned criteria.
The awards “TOP Service Providers”, “TOP Recommendation”, and “Customers' Choice” are given on a running annual basis. This is why the profile badge, certificate, and sticker all display the current year. But there's no deadline for qualification — anyone that meets the criteria during the calendar year is eligible for an award. But there's no deadline for qualification — anyone that meets the criteria during the calendar year is eligible for an award. Which criteria have to be fulfilled by the service providers to achieve the awards, you can learn here.
Our awards are a clear sign of excellence and high customer satisfaction. Winning a ProvenExpert award opens up new marketing opportunities for your business — both online and offline — and gives you a clear competitive advantage. Check out our blog post on 10 Ways to Advertise your ProvenExpert Award.
The criteria table lists the conditions for winning an award. Keep in mind that the minimum number of received reviews is limited to the previous 12 months. Any reviews which are older than 12 months will not be taken into consideration. Also, all the reviews must be made public in order to be eligible for an award. Check to make sure you've approved all reviews for public display in your profile.
We only give stickers to service providers that fulfil all of our criteria — we don't make them available for sale.
Service providers that have won an award can request additional stickers in exchange for a nominal fee. If you want more stickers, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The minimum term of a plan depends on the kind of payment you chose: by booking the monthly rate, the minimum term is one month, by booking the annual rate, it is 12 months. The contract will be extended automatically if you do not cancel it before the notification deadline. You can cancel at any time until 14 days before the end of the term.
You can switch plans at any time. Upgrades to more powerful plans will become effective immediately. To do so, click on the “Upgrade” menu and select a plan that meets your needs. Downgrades can be made only at the end of the booked term.
We have outsourced our invoicing to our partner Fastbill.com. When you sign up for a plan, it will be calculated for you for one month or one year in advance, depending on the payment type you have selected. The amount will be billed to your specified credit card, PayPal, or bank account. After completing the booking and upon each extension of the service, you will receive your invoice by email (PDF).
Yes. Cancellation must take place at the latest 14 days before the end of the current term. If the cancellation deadline is missed, the contract duration will be extended by another year or month.
At ProvenExpert, we differentiate between recommendations and the affiliate program.
Recommendations: For every successful recommendation, you receive a free month for your booked plan.
Affiliate Program: You get a list of personal registration links, which lose validity after being used by the other person. In addition, you receive a partner link, which you can for example implement on your website. The partner link can be used by several persons and is still valid afterwards.
For every successful recommendation you are receiving a free month of your particular booked plan. To recommend ProvenExpert, simply click on Recommendations after logging into your profile . Here, you can choose between different kinds like sending a direct email.
In order to participate in our affiliate program, you should successfully use at least our PLUS plan for yourself. Register for our affiliate program and earn a lifetime commission of up to 20% on each new customer on any of our pay plans.
You find your personal registration links with the menu item “Affiliate Program”. An overview of all customers registered via your partner-registration links and your earned commissions are listed here for you.
Please send us a VAT invoice of your commissions and we will transfer the accrued balance to your account.