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    Dead Simple Google Reviews via Mobile - Bypass the Hoop Jumping

    I have not kept up on the whole reviews via mobile issue, but in the past there were all kinds of hoops to jump through and you had to go through a long explanation to tell customers how to leave you a Google review via mobile. And for a long time they could not even leave a review from mobile without downloading an app.

    Depending on what phone, OS and apps they had installed sometimes you could send folks the link to your G+ L page, but the write a review option didn't even show up. Not sure if that's still the case. But at any rate, if it's still a problem, here is an alternate way to make it super easy for customers to leave a reviews.


    ReviewsMobile


    Here is my link to Catalyst eMarketing using the method in the image above.

    So just go to Local search on G+. Type business name, type city. Once the client's listing shows up, grab that link from address bar. Then use that link in emails when you ask for a reviews, and put on your review page on your site or wherever you ask for reviews.

    So anyway, this tip comes by way of one of my Dental contacts: Bob Sommers from Five Star Review System

    Here is a video where he explains and show you how to do it.



    Thanks for the idea Bob!

    I admit, maybe this is not a new idea and maybe I've just been out of the reviews and mobile loop lately. But I have to assume this is an idea that at least some of you have not thought to try?

    What do you think?
    Have you heard of this method or tried it for reviews before?



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    Re: Dead Simple Google Reviews via Mobile - Bypass the Hoop Jumping

    Thank You, Thank You, thank you. Its funny how we miss these little work arounds. We have been struggling with the Androids on this. This option is a bit crude looking without the app loading, but its simple and fast. Its funny how that plus.google.com/local isn't responsive without the App.
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    Re: Dead Simple Google Reviews via Mobile - Bypass the Hoop Jumping

    LOL too funny. So much for investigative research.

    I didn't even try it - just rushed to share.

    But that's just how I roll...
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    Re: Dead Simple Google Reviews via Mobile - Bypass the Hoop Jumping

    Hey Linda. We wrote about this method on our blog back on June 3rd:
    How to Leave a Google Review on Mobile | Whitespark

    I think Jessie can be credited as the person who discovered this.

    We also built the new method into our free tool, the Review Handout Generator, to make getting reviews on mobile SUPER DUPER EASY!
    https://www.whitespark.ca/review-handout-generator
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    Re: Dead Simple Google Reviews via Mobile - Bypass the Hoop Jumping

    Quote Originally Posted by whitespark View Post
    Hey Linda. We wrote about this method on our blog back on June 3rd:
    How to Leave a Google Review on Mobile | Whitespark

    I think Jessie can be credited as the person who discovered this.
    Thanks for pointing that out Darren. Like I said wasn't sure if it was new and sorry but I missed your post.

    Actually looks like Jessie credits Mike with coming up with that idea 1st - way back in 2012:
    Google’s New Mobile Search Inadvertently Removes Review Button From Places Page

    So I guess it really isn't new. But still, just like I missed your post and Mike's comment, this may be new info to others as well.
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    Re: Dead Simple Google Reviews via Mobile - Bypass the Hoop Jumping

    Nice one! Of course, this process quickly becomes tedious if you're working with more than a handful of businesses. As automators of everything review-related, we found a way of constructing these links from ready-at-hand data, at least for U.S. businesses. Just do this:

    https://plus.google.com/local/{ZIP_CODE}/s/{PHONE}

    e.g. https://plus.google.com/local/07042/s/973-509-0999

    Boom.
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    Re: Dead Simple Google Reviews via Mobile - Bypass the Hoop Jumping

    Ah, yes Linda, I should have clarified that. Mike's comment is the original source of the method, but everyone including Mike was under the impression that it had stopped working. I suppose Jessie could be credited as the REdiscoverer of this method. :-)

    Jon, that's great! We use city/state, business name, and phone in our search. Zip/phone is cleaner and simpler. Thanks!


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    Re: Dead Simple Google Reviews via Mobile - Bypass the Hoop Jumping

    I talked to Bob and he said he got the idea from Mike.

    So just goes to show, there are no new ideas...
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    Re: Dead Simple Google Reviews via Mobile - Bypass the Hoop Jumping

    But did Bob get it from Mike, who got it from our post, which was inspired by his comment?!?! Haha.
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    Re: Dead Simple Google Reviews via Mobile - Bypass the Hoop Jumping

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon at Grade.us View Post
    Nice one! Of course, this process quickly becomes tedious if you're working with more than a handful of businesses. As automators of everything review-related, we found a way of constructing these links from ready-at-hand data, at least for U.S. businesses. Just do this:

    https://plus.google.com/local/{ZIP_CODE}/s/{PHONE}

    e.g. https://plus.google.com/local/07042/s/973-509-0999

    Boom.
    Nice one Jon! Thanks for sharing.

    I hate having to separately type name, then city in the other field in G+ local search.
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