How to generate a Google My Business review link for clients

by | May 17, 2020 | Blog Post | 0 comments

Google My Business (or GMB as it’s known) is an SEO powerhouse for your business. It’s also a fabulous place where your clients, new and existing can read reviews on your business.

 

But, how do you direct clients to leave a GMB review? Great question, keep reading and I’ll walk you through it.

Generating a GMB Review Link.

Create a short URL for your account (from your computer)

 

Ok, so I’m going to assume your GMB account is verified, until that happens you can’t actually get reviews.

 

Once you’re verified, the first thing you want to do is create a short URL to make it easier for your clients to get to your review section.

 1. On your computer, sign in to Google My Business.

 2. Open the location you want to create a short name for.

 3. From the menu, click Info, then click into add short name (which may show as an @ symbol)

Google My Business Screenshot.
Google My Business Screenshot.

  4. Enter your short name. You can enter up to 32 characters.

  • If your name isn’t available, you’ll receive an error message and have to choose a different name. Try abbreviating your name or adding other descriptions, like your location. You can also pick another word that describes your business or brand.

  • Short names cannot contain Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters.

Google My Business Screenshot.

  1. Click Apply. Your short name will show as pending, and when it’s ready, it’ll show on your Business Profile.

Create a short URL for your account (from your mobile)

1. On your mobile device, open the Google My Business app .

2. Tap Customers Reviews.

3. In the top right, tap Share .

4. If your short name is not created, you will be prompted to create one.

5. Copy your short URL to share with customers.

Sharing your short URL to ask for reviews (from your computer)

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.

  2. If you have multiple locations, open the location you’d like to manage.

  3. In the menu on the left, click Home.

Google My Business Screenshot.

  1. In the “Get more reviews” card, you can copy your short URL to share with customers.

Google My Business Screenshot.

Sharing your short URL to ask for reviews (from your mobile)

 

1. On your mobile device, open the Google My Business app .

2. Tap Customers Reviews.

3. In the top right, tap Share .

4. If your short name is not created, you will be prompted to create one.

5. Copy your short URL to share with customers.

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