Embed Google+ Reviews
Testimonials are important to any business and in the world of online marketing these are often in the form of Google Reviews.
It’s common knowledge that if your Google Plus Places listing (what a mouth full!) has over 5 good reviews it’ll rank higher on the original Google Map listing – or as most people refer to it “that pin thing”.
After Google Reviews – Is Your Website Optimized?
Simply add your website, a keyword you’d like to be found for and hit Scan. A full in-depth report will be sent to your e-mail. Add a competitor to get more insights!
So it is common sense to work in a process to ask your customers to review your business via Google. Not only will future customers be able to check your reviews but they can see that they have been left by actual people. The reviews are left via Google+ profiles. As opposed to “real” (wink, wink) testimonials on a website or Yelp reviews.
BUT since the dawn of Google Reviews, there has been the infamous unanswered question.
How the Frig Do I Embed Google Reviews on My Website? It took me some digging – but now you can embed your Google reviews on your website by following these simple steps.
Share your Awesome Google+ Review
First, make sure you’re signed into your Google+ Business Page so that you can share your review to your stream. Like how you would switch between a personal profile and business page on Facebook, do the same on Google+ (unless you want to share your personal/professional profile).
To make sure you do this correctly you must share your Google+ review directly from your Google+ Page and not from the reviewer’s review on their personal profile. This is important because if you share the reviewer’s review it will not show their name, thus giving your review a lame effect on your website. Just so you know you cannot share Google+ Business Page reviews from Google users that have not upgraded to a Google+ account.
Find the Code!
Now the Google+ review will show in your recent stream (on your page or personal profile).
To find the HTML code click on the small drop-down arrow on the top right section of your Google+ Review and select the “Embed Post” link. This will now give you the code that you’ll need in order to embed your review onto your website. You have the option to enable or disable comments. The choice is yours.
Embed the Google+ Review Into Your Website.
This is where all the magic comes together. Simply copy and paste the embed code directly into your website’s HTML editor. Do not embed the code directly into the WYSYWIG editor. If you’re using WordPress switch to “TEXT” mode. If you do it will not work. When done, save and publish your work.
And Bingo! – Your best Google Reviews are now on your website. Customers can see you’ve got real reviews, from real customers and from a trusted source!
If you get stuck just drop me a comment below and I’ll be happy to help!