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    Re: No "write a review" option available on iPad/iPhone for Google+ Local?

    @Freddie

    That's crazy about Android. But thanks for the intel.

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    Re: No "write a review" option available on iPad/iPhone for Google+ Local?

    Phil,

    Almost a year later and the "review" button is still missing on the Google Plus app.

    The only way to leave a review is on the place info on Google Maps app

    The problem is you cannot open Google maps with a simple URL encoded in a QR Code. The trick is using QR Codes in a different way. You can encode in a QR Code a geo-location that when scanned will open your default mapping application instead of a regular browser. When you open the place page on Google maps app you will find the review section.

    So the process is
    1- Find Lat Lon for your business and encode the appropriate QR Code
    2- Use the QR Code to lead customers to your place in Google Maps.

    I published a step by step instructions with pictures here:
    How to write reviews on Google+ Local using mobile devices by @schapsis #QRCodes #MobileMarketing

    Let me know if it worked for you.

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    Re: No "write a review" option available on iPad/iPhone for Google+ Local?

    Don't you just love technology?

    Things are changing so fast we are always finding bugs.

    I usually only add reviews via the web, as do clients, but we have a review inbox set up that also allows people to go leave their reviews for the business and then gives them a site of choice.

    As much as we hate Yelp and the filter, a ton of people use it because it is easy and familiar.

    Sadly, the G glitches moved us toward targeting other sites that are more user friendly. Too many G reviews were getting sandboxed as well.

    In the past, some of my colleagues use the apps for reviews with success but I believe most target other sites based on all the continued issues.

    Thanks for the link on the workaround and explanations, the resource article will be useful to a whole lot of people I am sure!
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    Re: No "write a review" option available on iPad/iPhone for Google+ Local?

    I have a client who has a heavy base of mobile users so he's been sending people to his Google+ Local page via a link he puts on his invoices, emails, etc. The problem is, if they go to his G+ Local page on a mobile device, they get the Google+ app version of the page - which doesn't appear to have a "Write a Review" button on it.

    Am I missing something or is this still a bug (now going on almost two years)? If it is still an issue, is there a work around yet?

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    Re: No "write a review" option available on iPad/iPhone for Google+ Local?

    Currently there are no work arounds the only way to leave a review on the iPad is via Google Maps

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    Re: No "write a review" option available on iPad/iPhone for Google+ Local?

    Thanks Mike!

    I thought that was the case, but was just searching to see if there was any new update on this. Thanks for weighing in!
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    Re: No "write a review" option available on iPad/iPhone for Google+ Local?

    That is just shocking to me that Google hasn't fixed this.

    What about Android devices? I'm not an Android user Are you able to leave reviews on Google+ Local listings on Android devices?

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    Re: No "write a review" option available on iPad/iPhone for Google+ Local?

    We work around this presently by asking mobile users to visit the site on their desktop due the issue. Inconvenient but some reviews are better than none.

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