Make It Easy To Get Google Reviews With A QR Code + Simple URL

Make It Easy To Get Google Reviews With A QR Code + Simple URL

Update: As of June 2021, business short names have been discontinued. Meaning you can no longer create or edit short names for review links. Short names and URLs that already exist will still work.

One of the easiest ways to get reviews on your Google listing is to set up a simple URL for your Google My Business listing. With a simple URL, people can just type it into their browsers (or a QR Code to scan it) and will be taken straight to your GMB page with the review box popping up – no need to elaborate with text or more complicated links.

It also helps you stand out from the crowd because most people don’t have this yet.

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.
  2. If you have multiple locations, open the location you’d like to manage.
  3. If you are not in the Google My Business Home Dashboard, in the menu on the left, click Home.
  4. In the “Get more reviews” card, click the button “Share review form” and a popup will appear.
  5. In the popup, select the button ” Share via email”. This will open your email client and create a draft email that contains the review url for your business. Copy the URL and discard the email draft!
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  1. On your mobile device, open the Google My Business app.
  2. Scroll to where you see Get more reviews box and tap the “Share Profile” button.
  3. The share dialoag box will appear. Open the text in Notes.
  4. You can copy it right away with the extra text, but you can open it in Notes and select just the Review URL to use.
  5. Copy your short URL to share with customers.
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Using Your Google Review URL

Some businesses are using QR Codes to encourage customers to leave reviews. They may attach a tag with a QR Code to the item purchased (or add it to a product’s paperwork or packaging).

If you don’t know what QR codes are, you may want to read up on them and understand how they work. They are very useful ways of allowing customers to quickly access a URL from a QR code image using their phone camera. By creating a QR code of your review link, they can simply scan the QR code and be taken directly to the review page. For example, they are great for cafe owners that can hand out little review cards for happy customers.

Enter in your Google Review URL and generate a QR Code Image!

Or use a QR Code Generator to help you with this process – some generators allow for custom designed QR Codes.

    1. Find your Google Review Link in your Google My Business dashboard.
    2. Copy the link (Try clicking the email link and copying from the draft email that appears).
    3. Paste the Review Link into a QR Code Generator.
    4. Download and save your new QR Code.
    5. Wisely use your Google Review QR Code.

There are heaps of places you can place your new QR Code such as on dockets you print out, on the back of the door on the way out of your business, or on your Thank You Flyers/Packages you include with your products that you send out.

Read more about QR Code Ideas for your Google Review link.

While risking your business to bad reviews, A clever place to insert your review links is in your email footer. Your customers will see them regularly and hopefully be reminded that they should leave you a review on GMB.

If you do not have an email signature, go get one from hubspot’s email signature generator.

Product Followup Emails

The value of a product follow up email with review links is that it can make a review more favorable.

The customer will feel more appreciated and cared for when you show them that you want their opinion by sending them an email with a link for them to make a review. You also capture them at a more favorable point in their customer journey.

Be sure to have enough time after the customer’s purchase to allow them to fully use the product/service for the best review.

How are you using your QR Code? We want to know so leave a comment below!

What about the Google Place Finder Tool for a PlaceID?

Yes, this should still work for most businesses.

  1. Go to the Google Place Finder Tool.
  2. Enter the name of your business in the search box. Make sure to enter the name your Google My Business Name has listed.
  3. Copy your businesses “Place ID” from the maps tooltip placed under your business name.
  4. Modify the Reviews URL and paste in your “PLACE-ID”.
  5. Go to Google reviews QR code below and paste the PlaceID to get your QR Code!

Enter in your Google PlaceID and generate a QR Code Image!

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Joshua Scott
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this brings me to the business page directly but it does not bring the customer who scans the qr code on the mobile phone directly to writing a review. They then still have to find and select the reviews tab. is there any way to get this to go directly to writing a review from mobile device. i have tried everything please help

Stacy Pitts

No matter what I try, I get a 404 error when I scan the QR codes that I generated with many different QR code generators and with the links that do in fact work consistently. Any ideas?

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