How to get more Google Reviews on Google Maps and Google Local
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
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 –
Create a link for customers to write reviews on Google
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.
Create Your Own Link Here
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)
All I ask in return is that you recommend this page to anyone you think may be interested and if possible add a link to it from your website or blog.
You may even find yourself featured at the bottom of this post 😉
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
2. Click on the Edit button
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)
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
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.
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) Alternative Method Using Google Place ID
Find Your CID Number From Your LRD
Remember to remove the 0x from the start of your lrd number 1st
Update: 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 🙂
More information about finding your Google CID number can be found here –
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