Google Places Reviews allows you to to display business profiles and reviews for one or many companies on your website or blog using an easily configurable widget and shortcode.
With our Google Places Reviews Pro plugin, you can show your business name, average review rating, business image and more in your sidebar or page content. Use multiple widgets within the same or separate sidebars to display multiple locations and business listings. This plugin is actively supported and developed.
Our documentation will help you use the widget and shortcode to display Google reviews on your website. The documentation is written for the Pro version of the plugin but has some application to the free version. Please review this documentation prior to contacting support, it may just answer your questions. If you have any issues not covered in the documentation we’re happy to help out. Thanks for using Google Reviews Widget!
Configuring Your G+ Profile to Show Reviews
Not all G+ Business profiles are created equal in the eyes of Google. Not all profiles can actually serve their reviews over the Places API. Here’s a quick overview of what you need in order to serve reviews with our plugin:
- Your business must be verified. Read here about that process.
- Your business must have a physical address associated with your G+ profile
- You must be serving customers from your verified business address.
For full details, and a step-by-step guide on the whole process, see this excellent article by the folks at Elegant Themes.
Testing Whether Your Business Profile is Configured Correctly
If all has gone well, Google will start listing your business via their Autosuggest tool. If your business appears in that list, then you will be able to serve reviews successfully. To test that, go here and type your business name into the search field.
NEXT: Create your Google Places API Key
Assuming you’ve got your business verified, you’re serving customers at that location, and your business shows up correctly in Google’s Autocomplete tool, you’re now ready to setup and configure our plugin for your website.
The next step is to create a Google Places API Key. Google doesn’t make this particularly easy, so we have a dedicated document on doing that here. Head over there first and then the rest is super easy.
Insert Your API Key into your Google Places Reviews Pro Settings
Now that you have your API Key, paste it into your Settings:
Configure Your Google Places Reviews Pro Widget Settings
Now you can go to “Appearance > Widgets” and insert your Google Places Reviews Pro widget to display on your website.
Alternatively, you can also use the Shortcode.