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There are three ways to create a Google review link. The Place ID tool and manually searching for the link via Google Search are still viable, but Google recommends that businesses take advantage of its new “short name” and “short URL” methods, which were recently added.
Note that your Google review link will still work if you previously found it through Search or Place ID.You can create a review link by one of two ways: Gootgle Search or the Place
ID Lookup Tool.
Google Review Link Method 1: Business Short Name
Instead of sharing random URL, Google allows you to create a “short name” for your brand, which is then put at the end of your custom URL. For example, if you have a bakery called “Cookies” you can put “cookies” as the short name for your Google review link, which would look something like this:
Customers who type this address on a browser are directed to your GMB listing where they can easily leave a review.
The feature is available for most business categories and online merchants. Please note that you need to have a verified business on Google to generate a short name. You can quickly set up your own short name and URL by signing in to your GMB account. Just follow the steps below:
A Google Maps developer page features this handy tool.All you need to do is eEnter the name of the location in the search bar.
A small text window above the business will appear on the map, which features a series of numbers, letters, and symbols that make up the PlaceID. Copy that PlaceID onto the URL below after the “placeid=” string.
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