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

stankolev

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Hey Jon, I really like your variant, it`s look great and is very intuitive. Great job !

One question. There is screen that say checking G+ :

visiting_gplus.png

Are you "Visit" the G+ page ? If yes, why ( if you want, you can PM me the answer, I have some suspicions ) ?

I send you in PM info for one little bug I found.

And something else you should consider, SABs have been removed from places API and moved to GMB API.

visiting_gplus.png
 
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Well they don't call you "Stan the Man" for nothing! LOL, thanks very much, I am looking at that refresh bug. Appreciate the find!

Actually, the mention of G+ there is really just a holdover from when G+ was THE place for reviews--you know, *last* week. I think I will update that now.

And yes, interesting point about SABs. We may want to migrate our API integrations--or straddle both APIs for years as Big G might force us to :)
 

Linda Buquet

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Thanks for creating your tool too Jon. This is awesome to see all these great minds at work and so willing to share! Just covered Stan and Jon's tools in a new post here:

<a href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/google-local-important/38410-free-tools-generating-google-review-links-now-g-reviews-gone.html">Free Tools for Generating Google Review Links now that G+ Reviews are Gone</a>
 
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Hey Michael, yes, Google has bifurcated its data for SABs vs storefronts and has apparently not made the SAB data available except via a restricted access GMB API. We're trying to determine if this "secret" GMB API actually provides the necessary info before jumping through the hoops necessary to gain access. Sorry for the limitation there.
 

UKSBD

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I am having a problem with using this for a service area business. Is this a known problem?
What problem do you have?

Is it just getting the tools to recognise your Page, or can you not create the link at all?

If it's just getting the tools to work, you should still be able to manually create links for Service Area Businesses providing you have the cid and lrd numbers.
 

AllSearch52

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Hi all,

Having some issues creating a review pop up for a listing that is on google places & google maps but doesn't show a result when the places api is used.

Google Maps

Any tips
 

UKSBD

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Incredible. But how did you do it ? I had no luck and used all the right tools.
I see the review it has is only a few hours old.
Were you trying before that review had been added?

The method where it goes to the existing reviews only works when the listing already has at least one review.

The alternative way is to change the 1 on the end of the URL to a 3
http://www.google.com/search?q=Triggr+Sydney+NSW&ludocid=13902202035531493353#lrd=0x6b12ae40d84468a5:0xc0ee8b1823912fe9,3

This takes people direct to where they can write a review.
 

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