Note: In recent times, we’ve found this method doesn’t always work across all devices. For a bullet-proof way, read our article about Finding Any Google ID which combines your personalized Google ID with a standardize url that works on all browsers and devices.
Have you ever been frustrated that Google doesn’t give you a simple place you can send customers to read your reviews?
When Google overhauled Google Plus, they killed most of the features that were useful to businesses, including the ability to show your customer reviews.
For a while we found this vexing, and we struggled to find a reliable way to add a links to our clients websites so their visitors could read their reviews. We tried linking to Google maps, but found this didn’t work reliably on mobile devices. However, after some experimentation and testing we eventuality found a suitable solution.
In this article I’ll explain how we add links to your Google Reviews, and also show you how make a direct link where customers can leave a Google Review.
The (Current) Best Way To Link to Your Google Reviews From Your Website
Step 1. Open a browser, but don’t use Chrome. You can use Firefox, or Edge, or even Internet Explorer but not Google Chrome because it alters the URL and your link will not work correctly.
Step 2. Go to Google.com and search for your company’s name.
Step 3. Find the card on the right and click “View All Google Reviews”
Step 4. Copy the URL in the address bar.
Step 5. Now paste the URL as a link on your website.
That’s it. You now have a link to your Google Reviews so you can show off how much your customers love you!
If you don’t see the card on the right when you search for your company name, try to make your search more specific (for example add the city where you’re located). Sometimes companies with generic names won’t have their card show up.
Bonus Tip: Add A Link to Let Customers Leave A Google Review
Note: Just like the above tip, this is not guaranteed to work across all devices. For a bullet-proof way, read our article about Finding Any Google ID. It uses your business’ Google ID and a special url to pull up your reviews, regardless of device.
It’s nice to let visitors see your reviews, but if you want to get more review, try adding a link for that as well. Here’s how…
- Just like before, open a browser (not Chrome) and search for your company name.
2. Click the “Write a review” button.
3.Copy the the URL. Simple as that.
Bonus Tip #2: Add Google Reviews Directly To Your Website
Adding links to your Google reviews is nice, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could show your Google reviews right on your website?
We thought so too, so we wrote a simple guide to displaying Google Reviews on your website. It’s been overwhelming successful and it one of our most popular guides.
I am not happy to make these kinds of accusations but the suspicion that I have is that the difficulty to access, not least on their own internet browser, and to link to and thus reference reviews as well as to print the review section of an entity either is poorly planned and on the verge of being abandoned and or exists on purpose in order to limit the exposure of not seldomly mixed to negative reviews published there. And while one must acknowledge that anyone can pretty much claim anything there, they tend to be written to address aspects such as poor customer service and questionable business practices, which Google itself may not necessarily be unknown for.
Yes. I did it to my site. But sometimes it shows blank. I didn’t any issues to the process. Then i found the plugin and use this to generate all reviews of Google business page. And its still working perfectly. I have a request to you man, can you tell me what was the problem? Thanks for sharing this.
I dont think this works anymore as the link is now a void(0)
I found a much simpler solution for displaying a button to link to my Google reviews. First I got the link, like described above. When I copied the link, there were 3 commas (,,,) at the end and it didn’t work.
I noticed that your link has only one comma at the end, so I removed the two surplus commas and hey, it worked.
Instead of css, I just added an HTML button right on the page:
see all Google reviews
Perhaps not the most elegant solution, but good enough for me!
I am little lost as to where do I put the code on my WordPress site. I want it to show on the sidebar on the homepage. Sorry new to WordPress.
I have saved the code on my word pad and hopefully it will work. Do you think someone can offer some help if things go south :D.
Did you mean to comments on this article? It sounds like you’re referring to https://www.launch2success.com/guide/display-google-reviews-website-2017/
Anyway, you may need to install a plugin that let’s you add head code to a page. Put everything except the div in the headcode. Then put the div where you want the reviews to show up.
Yeah, but it only display old reviews….The latest reviews is on showing up…
Hi Nizam, The Google API doesn’t display the most recent reviews. It displays the “most relevant” reviews (according to it’s algorithm). This is something we can’t control.
Hello, Any way to show the aggregate Google Reviews rating average on our website ( I use strikingly).
Following that, is there then a way to display this average rating in an organic google search result?
Thanks in advance!
These posts are awesome! Thank you. Everything I have done works.
works now, thank you very much
after following the guide, i couldnt get it done… i use custom html on my joomla site and nothing, i have the right google place id and even took off the script source as you mentioned on troubleshoot, but still doesnt work.