In this article we will guide you step-by-step on how to embed Google reviews on your website using ReviewsOnMyWebsite’s widget. Let’s start by creating a new account. Next, add your business by specifying its name and website url.
In the next few steps we will go over the process of connecting your reviews and customizing the widget appearance.
Step 1: Connect your reviews
We offer two methods of connecting Google reviews. The first and the recommended method requires you to authorize our app with Google in order to be able to retrieve the reviews. Simply click the first Connect button on the page and follow the prompts.
Once authorized, it will display the list of businesses available to you. Click on the business that you want to get the reviews from and our system will take care of the rest.
Note: this method will only work if the business is a verified listing on Google and you have the access to manage it.
The second method requires no Google authorization but is limited to only 5 reviews. Simply start typing in your business name in the search field and click on your business when it appears in the auto-suggest box as shown below. Make sure you type in your business name exactly as it appears on Google.
Click on your business and then “Connect”. You should see up to 5 of your Google reviews appear on the next page.
Step 2: Customize widget appearance
First, create a new widget by clicking “Create new” on the Website Widget page. Next, customize the appearance of the widget by selecting how many reviews to display, template, font and color of the reviews. Click “Save” once you are happy with the appearance.
Step 3: Embed reviews on your website
Now it’s time to showcase your reviews on a website. On the Website Widget tab click “Embed code”. Copy and paste the provided code snippet into your website where you wish your reviews to show up. You should see your Google reviews appear on your web-page after refreshing it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have more than 5 reviews in Google but only 5 are imported. How do I get the rest?
A: The business lookup method is limited to only 5 reviews at this time. Please use the other available connection method to connect and import all your Google reviews.
Q: Do you import the most recent reviews?
A: Yes. However, with the lookup method Google API returns the most helpful reviews according to their algorithm and not necessarily the most recent ones.
Q: I can’t find my business using the auto-suggest tool. Help!
A: It is common for service-area businesses that don’t have a physical address to not appear in the search results. To retrieve reviews for a service-area business you will first need to get your PlaceID from here. Then, copy and paste your PlaceID into the dashboard and click Connect.
Still having issues? Please contact us or leave a comment below and we will be happy to help.