Reviews on your Google listing

Ever wonder how some listings in the Google search results pages have reviews attached, as Axis Interactive has here:

You too can get all that fanciness, with a very simple process. Here are a few basic starter steps.

  1. Create a Google Places business page.
  2. Fill in as much information in there as possible (don’t worry, Google really won’t sell your personal details as much as the conspiracy theorists would have you believe they will).
  3. Really importantly, include your website address in the appropriate field.
  4. Wait a few days until you start seeing your business in the results on Google Maps, and then ask your customers to search for you on Google Maps, click on the red bubble indicating your company location and then click on the “Be the first to review” or “Write a review” link in the information on the left hand side.
  5. They should definitely add a rating when they enter a review.

Once you have 4 or 5 reviews, Google will add that information to your listing. This happens that day, but a few days later, presumably once a human has had a chance to get eyes on the reviews, that review turns into the kind of prettiness that you see on our website above.

What about my normal listings?

The technique above seems to add a review to your results and to your major listing when someone Googles your specific name, however your normal listings still remain disappointingly devoid of that decoration. The solution is all a bit complex and not easy for a non-programmer, but essentially all that needs to be done is for your developer to follow the advice given in this article (directly from the horses mouth).

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