Generating a link to get Google reviews from your customers couldn't be easier, but what you need to focus on is what you're going to do with your Google review link after you get it.
You would think Google would make it easier for you to get a Google review link for your business, but the good news is that it's not that hard, you just have to know how to do it.
In fact, Google themselves tells you exactly how to do it if you're willing to take a deep dive into their help center, but here's a summary to save you some time:
The Easy Way To Get A Google Review Link
- 1Sign in to your Google My Business account.
- 2In the menu on the left, click "Home".
- 3In the “Get more reviews” card, you can find and copy your short URL and share it with customers.
If that doesn't work, here's...
How To Create A Google Review Link
- 1Go to Google and search for your business by name. It should come up on the right side of your screen (on a desktop ). If it doesn't, search again being sure to enter the full name of your business (and your business address or phone number if necessary).
- 2When you find your business listing, locate the "Write a review" button. If you can't find the "Write a review" button don't worry - we've got detailed instructions below.
- 3After you click the "Write a review" button, copy the URL in the address bar. That's your Google review link. Open up a new browser window and paste the URL into it to make sure it's working.
Finding The "Write a review" Button
The location of the "Write a review" button may be different depending on how Google displays your listing.
An easy way to find it is to find the review summary at the top of your listing. Usually it's directly below your business name and top links like "Website", "Directions", etc. It will show a star rating and a blue text link showing the number of reviews. For example if you have 10 reviews it will say "10 Google reviews" in blue text. Click that text and a window will open with your business' reviews. In the upper right corner of that window you'll see a blue "Write a review" button. Click that then go back to step 3 above.
Another way to find your Google "Write a review" button is to scroll down on your listing until you get to the "Reviews" section. It should be at the top right of that section. Click it, then return to the third step above.
If You Still Can't Find Your Google Reviews Link
If following the steps above doesn't work for you, Google provides an alternative way to get a direct link for your customer to post Google reviews. To find it, you'll need to use the Google PlaceID Finder.
Simply click on this link and enter your business name in the search bar at the top of the map. Be sure to enter your business name as it appears in Google. If it doesn't appear in the list of businesses then continue to enter your business street address. Once you see your business, click on the listing.
In the middle of the map there will be a pin with your business name and "Place ID". Copy your Place ID and paste it onto the end of this URL: https://search.google.com/local/writereview?placeid=
So for example if your Place ID is ChIJj61dQgK6j4AR4GeTYWZsKWw then your URL would be https://search.google.com/local/writereview?placeid=ChIJj61dQgK6j4AR4GeTYWZsKWw
Copy your URL and paste it in a new browser window to make sure it works before you send it out to your customers to post Google reviews.
How To Use Your Google Reviews Link The Best Way To Get More Reviews
So now that you have your direct Google review link it's time to send it out to all your customers, right? Sure, if you just want to get a few reviews (some which might not be as good as you think) and leave it at that.
But you know how important getting reviews is for your business. You know how frustrating it is when you get a bad review, and how powerful a steady stream of positive reviews is for generating new business. So why leave it to chance or get around to it only whenever you remember?
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