Learn How To Embed Google Plus Reviews In 3 Simple Steps
Reviews are important to any business, especially 5 star reviews. In this tutorial I show you how to embed Google Plus Local Business Page Reviews from a Google Plus page directly into your website or WordPress blog. It is very simple and will only take you about 5 minutes to do.
Step 1: Share Your Google+ Review
Make sure you are signed into your Google Plus Business Page so that you can share your review to your stream.
Not many people know that you can share your Google Plus Reviews. Now in order to do this correctly you must share your Google+ review directly from your Google+ Page and not from the reviewer’s review from their profile. This is important because if you share the reviewers review it will not show their name, thus giving your review a lackluster effect on your website. You cannot share Google Plus Business Page reviews from Google users that have not upgraded to a Google+ account.
Tip: I suggest that you do not add a description to your shared review as it will take away focus from showing the reviewer’s name and the review content.
Step 2: Get The Embed Code From Your Shared Review
Simply 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.
Step 2.1: Insert Header Code
Step 3: Embed The Google Plus Review Into Your Website or WordPress Blog
This is where all the magic comes together. Simply copy and paste the second part of the embed code directly into your website’s HTML editor. Do not embed the code directly into the WYSYWIG editor. If you do it will not work. When done, save and publish your work.
The Advantage Of Embedding Google+ Reviews On Your Website
The primary advantage to embedding Google+ Reviews into your website is that you will demonstrate what REAL PEOPLE are saying about your business.
Writing testimonials and placing them into your website has never been a good idea. Oftentimes many website owners will write up their own testimonials which will leave a less than credible attitude towards your brand. By embedding Google+ Reviews into your website you will demonstrate that real people are saying positive things about you from an independant and credible third party source such as Google+.