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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

Edit link

3. Scroll to bottom of the page, right click where it says Google Maps and copy the shortcut

maps link

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

Create your own Google Review Link

Replace the CID and Business Name below with your own name and number.

Test on Google Here

Enter Business Name:

Enter CID Number:

Create Your Own Link Here

Enter Business Name:

Enter CID Number:

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


 

How to find your Google LRD number

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

Enter Your Google CID number



 

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.

Demonstration 1

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

Find your Google CID Number

Next, click on the reviews link

Find your Google Maps CID Number

This should produce a page like this

Find your Google LRD Number

Now copy the URL from the Address bar

Find your Google LUDOCID Number

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

ludocid=12884035013270555522

UPDATE VERSION BELOW NOW ONLY REQUIRES YOUR CID NUMBER

Create your own Google Review Link

Replace the CID and Business Name below with your own name and number.

Test on Google Here

Enter Business Name:

Enter CID Number:

Create Your Own Link Here

Enter Business Name:

Enter CID Number:

lrd=0x4870d5467cdf4f29:0xb2cd4994ffafcb82

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

Google Review Button Generator


CID Number:  

LRD Number:  

See our Reviews on Google

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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