How To Write a Review On Google+ Local

Travis Van SlootenSmall Business SEO

One of the core areas I concentrate on with my my local SEO package is helping my clients get more customer reviews online. Reviews are important for two reasons. First, they are a ranking factor for Google+ Local pages. Second, and most importantly, positive customer reviews provide social proof that the business is legit and worth doing business with.

If you have a lot of positive reviews, they can almost sell your business by themselves. They make your job of “selling” so much easier. It’s critical that you get as many positive reviews for your business as you can get from your customers. There are a few different places you can have your customers leave their reviews. I always like my clients to start with Google Plus – unless the industry has more of a following on other sites such as Yelp.

I thought I would post the same exact instructions I post on my client’s websites. If you want me to create a private label page of these instructions for your site, contact me and I’ll gladly do it for free. It only takes me about 5 minutes to do. You can then direct your customers to the page on your own website and they’ll know exactly how to write a review of your business on Google+

Please Note: You must have a Google+ profile to write reviews on Google.

If you have a Google+ Profile:

Step 1: Visit the Google+ Local Page of the business you want to leave a review for

Let’s say we want to leave a review for Sela Roofing and Remodeling. Here is the link to their Google+ Page:
https://plus.google.com/113678505948749535453/about?gl=us&hl=en

Step 2: Click on the blue “Write a review” button

write a review on google plus

Step 3: Sign into Google+

Step 4: Leave your review!

write a review on a business

If you don’t have a Google+ Profile and need to create one:

Step 1: Create a Google+ Profile

In order to create a Google+ Profile, you need to create a Google account. Click here to create a Google account.

Fill in all the fields on the right side of the page and click on the blue “Next step,” button at the bottom of the page:

create new google account

When you click on the “Next step” button, you’ll have the option to upload a picture. You can skip that if you want and click on the blue “Next step” button.

When you click on the “Next step” button, you’ll be taken to the Welcome! screen. Click on the blue “Continue to Google+” button

You’ll be presented with a popup window to other options within Google+. You can skip those for now and click on the gray “Continue to Google+” button:

Step 2: Visit the Google+ Local Page of the business you want to leave a review for

Let’s say we want to leave a review for Sela Roofing and Remodeling. Here is the link to their Google+ Page:
https://plus.google.com/113678505948749535453/about?gl=us&hl=en

Step 3: Click on the blue “Write a review” button

write a review on google plus

Step 4: Leave your review!

write a review on a business