How to Find a Direct Link for Customers to Leave a Google Review

It is often helpful to post a link in emails or on a small business website for customers or clients to post a review on Google Reviews.

If you have enabled the new Google Short Name for your business/website in Google My Business (GMB), you don’t need the rest of this post: you can get the link right there in your GMB dashboard. It will look something like this: https://g.page/psychlinks-web-services/review.

If you don’t have a GMB account set up, or for some reason you havben’t set up a Google Short Name, here’s how to get a direct link to leave a review for your business:

Go to https://developers.google.com/places/place-id

Google Placeid

Google Placeid

 

Enter the name of your business and you’ll get a dropdown to confirm the location (or I think you can use the address as well). Press enter and you’ll get a popup with the the placeid, which will be a long string of letters and numbers looking something like this:

ChIJrTLr-GyuEmsRBfy61i59si0

Simple copy that placeid and append it to the end of the following URL:

https://search.google.com/local/writereview?placeid=

That’s your direct link to leave a Google Review for your business.

Unfortunately, this method does not seem to work for a Service Area Business (SAB) or a business which is not yet on Google Maps.

For that, there’s a bit of a convoluted work around outlined here:

Can’t Find Your Google Places ID? Learn The Trick To Find Any Place ID – Launch 2 Success

 

2 Comments on "How to Find a Direct Link for Customers to Leave a Google Review"

  1. Now you can grab your leave a Google review link right inside of your Google My Business dashboard. They look like this https://g.page/1on1-seo-training/review
    I guess Google wants to get more reviews and found a way to make it even easier to ask for them by providing this link themselves.

    • Yes but

      1. that only works if you have set up the short link via Google, and
      2. Google now insists that you be logged in with a Google account to leave a review, whether yopu use the short link or the longer one

      My concern about the login requirement is that less technololgically adept clients or customers who aren’t automatically logged into a Google account won’t know how to log in or just won’t bother, and consequently won’t leave a review at all. This may be especially true for mobile users.

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