Link to Your Google Reviews Page
Make it easy for people to review you. Provide a direct link to your Local Google+ page in all of your promotional activities and on your website. You might also print out a postcard with the link and instructions, or make a YouTube video showing people how to make a review. The direct link is a very useful and simple process.
Simply add “?hl=en&review=1” at the end of your Google+ page URL. Your Google+ page URL is currently located on your “About” page.
An example of Greg’s Keynamics business is:
Please note that Google is likely to change this direct link extension to add to your Google + Page URL. So check back here often for the latest information – we’ll do our best to keep up with all of the ongoing changes with Google Local Business.
Even if Google changes the direct linking option above, a good backup policy is to also feature a customized link to your Google + page in your advertisements and branding. Hopefully, Google will always allow reviews from your Google + page – See the link below to set up your custom URL.
Please note: At the present time this direct linking method does not work on mobile devices. Hopefully Google will fix this soon. A work around is to be sure and also provide a link to your Google + Page by setting up a Customer URL. Learn more here about setting up a Google + Page Custom URL.
Below is copied from Google’s Page
Get reviews on Google
Customers and businesses both benefit when a business is reviewed on Google. Customers can make informed decisions based on information from people they trust. Businesses can strengthen their relationship with customers by directly engaging with reviewers on Google.
To encourage reviews for your business:
- Remind your customers to leave feedback on Google. Simply reminding customers that it’s quick and easy to leave feedback on Google on mobile or desktop can help your business stand out from sites with fewer reviews.
- Become an active presence on Google and respond to reviews. Your customers will notice that your business values their input and respond with more reviews.
- Make sure your business information is verified. Only verified local Google+ pages can respond to reviews.
Reviews are only valuable when they are honest and unbiased. Read more in our review posting guidelines.
Conflict of interest: Reviews are most valuable when they are honest and unbiased. If you own or work at a place, please don’t review your own business or employer. Don’t offer or accept money, products, or services to write reviews for a business or to write negative reviews about a competitor. If you’re a business owner, don’t set up review stations or kiosks at your place of business just to ask for reviews written at your place of business.