Google Review Link for 5 Star Reviews

If you have a business listing on Google this simple growth hack will ensure it's easy for your happy customers to leave 5 star reviews.
Google review link that will pre-fill 5 stars
Google review link that will pre-fill 5 stars

If you have a business listing on Google this simple Google review link growth hack will ensure it's easy for your happy customers to leave 5 star reviews.

It's always great to receive positive feedback on your business. This is especially valuable when that happens on a platform that matters such as Google or your Facebook page.

Zero Star Review Headache

When you get a glowing review with 0 stars that is not so great. Customers can often click the wrong star amount despite writing an excellent review of your business.

How to Encourage 5 Star Google Reviews

You can encourage a customer to write a 5 star review by pre-filling a review box with 5 stars. This doesn't mean they have to (or will) leave 5 stars but it's a great psychological growth hack for your business.

How to Create a Pre-Filled 5 Star Google Review Form

Follow these simple steps to generate a 5 star Google review box for your business.

Find your Google Place ID

Find your Google Place ID

  1. Go to the Google Places API and search for the place ID of your business.
  2. Add your place ID to the end of this link:
    https://search.google.com/local/writereview?placeid=[YOUR-PLACE-ID]
  3. Open the link in a browser and copy the generated link.
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Music+Radio+Creative,+Innovation+Center,+St+Cross+Business+Park,+Newport+PO30+5WB,+UK&ludocid=12843827381527301588&gws_rd=cr&ei=dFLrWNv6OoPB6ASblZKQDA#lrd=0x48747d2a913471ef:0xb23e70f4385ecdd4,3
  4. Finally add ,5 (comma 5) to the end of the generated link.
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Music+Radio+Creative,+Innovation+Center,+St+Cross+Business+Park,+Newport+PO30+5WB,+UK&ludocid=12843827381527301588&gws_rd=cr&ei=dFLrWNv6OoPB6ASblZKQDA#lrd=0x48747d2a913471ef:0xb23e70f4385ecdd4,3,5

This final link will now send anyone who clicks it to a page that pops up a review box for your business that is populated with 5 stars.

Bonus Review Link Tip

Use a short URL link generator to create a good looking link that you can share on social media or on printed cards if you have a business in a physical location.

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Growth Hacking

Mike is co-founder of New Media Europe – obsessed with everything new in media and technology. He’s also a founder of audio production company Music Radio Creative.

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