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How to get more Google Reviews on Google Maps and Google Local September 2016

The ideal way to get more Google reviews is by creating your own Google Reviews Link which you can then display on your own website – See instructions on How to Create a Google Reviews Link below.

Once you have created your Google Review Link there are a number of ways to use it as a way of getting more Google reviews;

  • Use it to create a Google Review Button to display on your website.
  • Use it as a plain text link for when posting online
  • Use it in emails and newsletter that you send out to customers
  • Incorporate it in to your shopping cart process on eCommerce sites
  • Incorporate it in email signatures

To make this simpler I suggest that after you have created your review link you then use a URL shortener like goo.gl which can make your link as small as http://goo.gl/BllIg5

One thing to take in to consideration when requesting Google Reviews is that you read the Google Reviews guidelines and don’t give incentives for reviews – https://support.google.com/business/topic/6001257

Note: If you cannot get your review link to work post your Local Page URL in the comments below and I will set it up for you

Prior to the new Google+ you could send visitors direct to a review form on your Google Local page by adding /?review=1 to the end of your Google Local URL.

The launch of the new Google+ appears to have stopped this – until now September 2016

Create your own Google Review Link

Replace the CID and Business Name below with your own name and number.
If you do not know your Google CID number please see instructions below.

Test on Google Here

Enter Business Name:

Enter CID Number:

Create Your Own Link Here

Enter Business Name:

Enter CID Number:

How to find your Google CID number to make a Google Reviews link

1. Sign in to your Google My Business account go to your dashboard – https://business.google.com/dashboard

2. Click on the Edit button

Edit link

3. Scroll to where it says Published on, right click where it says Google Maps and copy the shortcut
(Note: do not click the link or it will redirect before you have time to obtain the CID number)

Find Google CID number

4. You will have a link similar to this – https://maps.google.com/maps?cid=12884035013270555522&hl=en&_ga=1.26750653.1866605994.1448893635

5. Copy just the CID number (in this example 12884035013270555522) and enter in the Google Reviews link generator to create your Google Reviews link

Please Note:
A lot of people enter their Google+ Page ID number instead of their CID number which results in the review form not loading, ensure you use the CID number. Feel free to ask in the comments if you need any help.

Any questions?
If you have any questions or do not know your Google CID number please comment below (include a link to your Google Local Page and I will create your review link code for you)

If you like this review generator please add a link to it or share it on your Social Networks – Thanks.

HTML for Text Link: (click in box and copy code)

Note: mention +TerrySimmonds when commenting (this ensures I am notified when a comment is made)

Goo.gl can also create a QR Code for your review link

How to get more Google reviews

Latest Google Reviews Created with the UKSBD Google Reviews Creator

  1. UK Small Business Directory Reviews
  2. U-Move SE Ltd Reviews on Google
  3. Higgins Cladding Limited Reviews on Google
  4. Mobility Smart Reviews on Google
  5. JSA Global Ltd Reviews on Google
  6. Glenthorne Properties Reviews on Google
  7. SysCheck Reviews
  8. Gotcha Surveillance Reviews
  9. Infinity Housing Solutions Reviews
  10. Midwest Surface Restorations Reviews
  11. Kid to Kid Atascocita Reviews
  12. Minuteman Press Printing Wentzville Reviews
  13. HostGator Reviews
  14. Minkys Reviews
  15. DREAM HOME PLUMBING Reviews
  16. Myers for Tires Reviews
  17. Emricci Pizzeria Reviews
  18. Puppies Tannersville Reviews
  19. Sows Cycles Reviews
  20. Complete Plumbing Reviews
  21. Jinn Reviews
  22. Federation Square Reviews

Create your own Customized Google Review Link Button to get more Google Reviews

Before creating your Google Review Button you will need to find your own Google Local Cid number(instructions below)

Instructions for finding your Cid number and Lrd number

1. Bring up your local page in search or on Google Maps

2. Click on *write a review*

3. When the review overlay appears, right click on the overlay and view the source (do not right click in the area you type in and do not view frame source)

4. Search for data-cid= and copy the number it gives you (it will be similar to this data-cid=”12884035013270555522″)

5. Now search for data-fid= and copy the number it gives you (it will be similar to this data-fid=”0x4870d5467cdf4f29:0xb2cd4994ffafcb82″)

6. Remove the string before the colon : (and the colon itself)

7. You now have your own CID number and LRD number which will look like the ones below;

Cid Number: 12884035013270555522

Lrd Number: 0xb2cd4994ffafcb82

Now that you have these you can create your own Google Review Button by entering the numbers in the boxes below.

Create Your Own Google Review Link Button

This tool can be used to create a Google Review Button for Google Local listings and provides you with the code needed to add the review button to your own website.

Replace the CID and LRD numbers below with your own numbers. (see instructions above to obtain these numbers)

If you do not know how to obtain your numbers, post your Local Page URL in the comments below and I will find them for you.

Google Review Button Generator

Business Name:
(As it appears on Google Maps)

CID Number:  

LRD Number:  

Update: 24/11/2015 – New Automated Versions

Since making this Google Review Button Generator and following on from discussions at Local Search Forum two developers have created automated versions that save the trouble of finding CID and LRD numbers.

Far easier than my long winded way of doing it 🙂


 
 
Update 24/11/2015

Follow link to see my latest version and create your own Google review button

New Google Review Button Generator »

 
 



 

Demonstration Google Review Buttons – Make your own lower down the page

1. Size dependent on text using Float.

Review UKSBD

 
2. Fluid, full width, text centered.

Review us on Google

All you actually need is your review URL and you can style how you like or even use existing buttons.

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Original Post Displaying Alternative Ways of Linking Direct to Google Review Forms

Prior to the new Google+ that was launched in Mid November 2015 you could send visitors direct to a review form on your Google Local page by adding /?review=1 to the end of your Google Local URL.

The launch of the new Google+ appears to have stopped this.

Sending Visitors Direct to Your Google+ Review Form on the New Google+

A quick workaround for no longer being able to send users to your review form using your URL and /?review=1 is to use your Google placeid instead.

There are 2 ways of doing this

1. If you are sure they are signed in to their Google account you can send them direct to your Google review form using the following link;

Please Review V1 SEO on Google

2. If there is any doubt that the visitor is currently signed in to their account you send them to the same Google Review form via their Google Account login panel by using the following link;

Please Review V1 SEO on Google+

To set this up for your own review form simply copy the links above but replace the placeid number with the placeid of your own Google Local Page.

Review form overlaying the Google Results Pages

There are also ways to overlay the review form over the Google results page, but this is a bit more technical, use these links for an examples,

1. See existing reviews 1st;

Please Review V1 SEO on Google

2. Go direct to review forms;

Please Review V1 SEO on Google (This one is a bit buggy and tends to only work when people are signed in)

The 2nd two ways of achieving this also requires you to use your Google Local LRD number

In my examples above I am also using my ludocid id number which specifically pulls in my Local Page

ludocid=16492733264192133482 (note: this is the same as placeid)

lrd=0x4870d5466938d6bf:0xe4e1f5858370d96a

,1 goes to existing reviews

,2 goes direct to review form

The following links can also be used, providing the search phrase retuns your local page

Please Review V1 SEO on Google

Please Review V1 SEO on Google

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Written by: Terry Simmonds

How To Make A Google Review Link Button How to get more Google Reviews How to find your Google CID number Get more Google Reviews with the UKSBD Google Reviews Generator. Google Maps and Google Local