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    Google Reviews: Hacks for Creating Review URL Strings with the New Google+

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    OK so with the new Google+ there are no reviews on the page so you can't send them there. BTW if you have clients that still have links to their G+ L listing that says "Check out our reviews" or "Leave a review" you need to change to their maps link.

    ALSO in case you were not aware adding "review=1" to the link no longer works, so if you've been using that kind of link to get reviews, better change that one too.

    Terry Simmonds just shared a post at my Local Search Dynamics Community. He did the most comprehensive list of new review link hacks I've seen yet. (Have to admit I have not tried them all and reviews are not my specialty, but Terry knows his stuff and these are definitely worth checking out.)

    How to get more Google Reviews with the new Google+

    Prior to the new Google+ that was launched in Mid November 2015 you could send visitors direct to a review form on your Google Local page by adding /?review=1 to the end of your Google Local URL.

    The launch of the new Google+ appears to have stopped this.
    Sending Visitors Direct to Your Google+ Review Form on the New Google+

    A quick workaround for no longer being able to send users to your review form using your URL and /?review=1 is to use your Google placeid instead.

    There are 2 ways of doing this...

    Hey Terry, a couple of your methods are using Google placeid number. At the bottom you say: "want to know how to find your Google placeid number?"

    Could you share that with us? Either here or ping me on G+ and I'll add your instructions ehre.

    Check out Terry's tips above and let us know what you think.

    THANKS TERRY!


    Phil Rozek also did a great post this week about how the G+ changes have affected the review process.

    Asking Customers for Google Reviews in the New Google Plus:
    What Are Your Options?


    THANKS PHIL!

    Head over to check out both posts.
    Compare notes. Test and take your best shot!

    Reviews FTW!!!
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    Re: Google Reviews: Hacks for Creating Review URL Strings with the New Google+

    Hah just making a tool for this : ) It will be ready after 15 - 20 minutes max.
    Searching for duplicate listings with Pleper : )

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    Re: Google Reviews: Hacks for Creating Review URL Strings with the New Google+

    Haha Stan the Man is on it!

    Next time I come up with an idea for a tool, I'm coming to you!
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Google Reviews: Hacks for Creating Review URL Strings with the New Google+

    And it`s ready : )

    PlePer Tools - Direct link to google reviews ( review box )

    Not fully tested, but ready.
    Searching for duplicate listings with Pleper : )

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    Re: Google Reviews: Hacks for Creating Review URL Strings with the New Google+

    So cool - I'm checking out the tool now.
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    Re: Google Reviews: Hacks for Creating Review URL Strings with the New Google+

    Stan,

    The first type of URL I used didn't work (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Im...2ff9ccded4555a)

    When I tried the one with the CID: http://maps.google.com/maps?cid=18027902491694486874 the tool worked and it spit back both versions:

    https://goo.gl/OSuSf7
    https://goo.gl/cfdxPY

    But both of those only work if you're signed in.
    Joy Hawkins
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    Re: Google Reviews: Hacks for Creating Review URL Strings with the New Google+

    I'm with Joy. Heading to read article and then check out the tool. Thanks Stan the Man!
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    Re: Google Reviews: Hacks for Creating Review URL Strings with the New Google+

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyHawkins View Post
    Stan,

    The first type of URL I used didn't work ....
    Hey Joy, thanks for the feedback.

    The problem with the maps need further research to be fixed, but I changed the url like Terry Simmonds suggest and now variant 1 shows all reviews ( not direct box to post review ) no mаtter logged or not. Added and variant 4 who shows only KG.
    Searching for duplicate listings with Pleper : )

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    Re: Google Reviews: Hacks for Creating Review URL Strings with the New Google+

    The problem with maps is fixed. If anyone use bookmarklets here is something simple :

    Code:
    javascript:var%20c=window.location.href;var%20win=window.open('http://pleper.com/index.php?do=tools&sdo=google_review_link&url='+encodeURI(c), '_blank');win.focus();
    How to use ? Make new bookmark and for location / URL address ( depending on the browser you use ) set the code above. After that go to maps and click the bookmark.

    What should happen is to open new tab to pleper with maps url, no copy, no paste ... just one click : )
    Searching for duplicate listings with Pleper : )

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    Re: Google Reviews: Hacks for Creating Review URL Strings with the New Google+

    Quote Originally Posted by stankolev View Post
    Hey Joy, thanks for the feedback.

    The problem with the maps need further research to be fixed, but I changed the url like Terry Simmonds suggest and now variant 1 shows all reviews ( not direct box to post review ) no mаtter logged or not. Added and variant 4 who shows only KG.
    What a huge help! Thanks a ton.

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