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.
- Go to the Google Places API and search for the place ID of your business.
- Add your place ID to the end of this link:
- Open the link in a browser and copy the generated link.
- Finally add ,5 (comma 5) to the end of the generated link.
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.