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/locations
2. Click on the Edit button
3. Scroll to bottom of the page, right click where it says Google Maps and copy the shortcut
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 the CID number and enter in to box below to create your Google Reviews link
Your Google LRD number is the Base16 of your Google CID number, this handy little tool can be used to convert your CID in to a LRD
If you have any questions or are struggling to find your CID number please comment below.
Now that Google have made it harder for people to see or write reviews in Google+ UKSBD has created a system that finds your URL for creating Google Reviews links.
The key to this is finding your Google LRD Number, this post demonstrates a number of ways of doing this.
This assumes you are signed in to your Google Account
Go to https://www.google.co.uk/maps/
Search for your business name (as used on your Local listing)
This should bring up your details on the left of the map like below
Next, click on the reviews link
This should produce a page like this
Now copy the URL from the Address bar
This will give you something similar to this
https://www.google.co.uk/search? q=UK+Small+Business+Directory, +6+Granby+Rd,+Honington,+Shipston-on-Stour +CV36+5AB,+United+Kingdom &ludocid=12884035013270555522# lrd=0x4870d5467cdf4f29:0xb2cd4994ffafcb82,1
From this you can obtain your Google CID number and your Google LRD number
Remove the string before the colon and the colon itself any you are left with 0xb2cd4994ffafcb82
Now you have these numbers you can create your Google Review Link below
You can also use our Google Review Button Creator
Numerous other ways of doing this, see How To Make A Google Review Button for other options.
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 🙂
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