Google My Business Reviews WordPress Plugins

5 Best Google My Business Reviews WordPress Plugins Free

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Trust.

It's possibly the most crucial aspect of the sales process.

Unsolicited, honest feedback from other customers is one of the fastest ways to create customer trust.

If there's one thing Google excels at, it's designing products and services that appear to smoothly blend into our lives and enterprises.

When it comes to Google services for websites, there are many of those too. Google Analytics helps you learn about your website and its visitors. Google Search Console is highly helpful to improve your website SEO and rank better in search engine results. Google Adsense lets you monetize your blog like ours. And there are many if we start counting.

is a service that aims to help local businesses establish themselves on Google Maps and eventually on search results. From the time of its inception, it has come a long way and now also shows up in search results for various terms.

If you have ever searched for your “keywords+near me” you will see a lot of top results from Google maps. Businesses with Google My Business reviews usually top these search results.

When you show these reviews on your website, it helps gain the trust of your potential customer. This might lead to sales too. Fortunately, there are many WordPress plugins that help you integrate those on your website.

Today we will look into 5 of these best plugins to integrate Google My Business reviews on WordPress.

Widget for Google Reviews

Isn't user-generated material the best kind of content? Especially if that content is presented in a way that is flattering to you and your company, as reviews may be. Even if the reviews are negative, it's beneficial to display them on your Google My Business page, which is exactly what the Widget for Google Reviews accomplishes.

The principle is straightforward: the plugin allows you to show Google My Business reviews on your website via a widget. It imports all of the reviews into your WordPress , guarantees fast load times, allows for pagination, and displays up to five reviews per location.

At least, that's what you get with the free edition. The premium Business edition allows you to integrate Google My Business evaluations with those from Facebook and Yelp, as well as apply a minimum rating filter and sort by a range of criteria. Users can also post Google reviews directly on your website with the Business edition.

Reviews and Ratings – Google My Business

Because reviews are so crucial to businesses, you can never have too many review plugins to connect your to your Google My Business profile – just don't activate them all at once. Reviews and Ratings – Google My Business is a plugin that displays Google reviews on your WordPress website using both a shortcode and a widget, among other things.

The plugin, for example, will allow you to change the appearance of the columns. They'll be totally responsive, and you'll be able to choose from a total of 96 different styles and themes. This plugin is all about personalization, and it even allows you to specify a customer review length range for display.

It doesn't end there, though. This plugin also allows you to select icons to replace Google's icons, see a live preview in the Settings, and hide reviews selectively. It will accomplish all of this and more while remaining completely free to use. However, you will need to provide your Google Billing Account, and you will be able to limit your API queries each day in order to remain within your free quota.

Widget for Google Reviews

This is a plugin that is new in the WordPress repository for showing Google Business reviews and ratings. The plugin has a great user interface and different styles to select from.

Its demo can be seen here: https://www.radiustheme.com/demo/plugins/business-reviews/

One of its the best features which we liked is that it can save your reviews in your website database. Which means no dependency on Google API. Saves loading time as well.

And it just doesn't stop there, you can also use it to show Facebook reviews and recommendations. Yelp reviews can also be shown by using shortcodes.

Widgets for Google Reviews

Confused with the above plugin with the same name? Me too. This is also a similarly named plugin but much more wide userbase and reviews.

This plugin has the highest number of users as per the WordPress repository. Its review count is also highest compared to other similar plugins.

In its free version, you can show up to 10 Google reviews. It comes with 35 widget layouts and 16 pre-designed widget styles. And supports all kinds of website builders like Elmentor, WPBakery, etc.

It also supports other website reviews display by signing up for a free account. Promises zero loading time.

WP Google Review Slider

This is one of the oldest plugins we have seen in the WordPress repository for Google reviews. Earlier named as WP Google Places Reviews when Google My Business was Google Places.

Although it is an old plugin, its user base is still less compared to the previous plugin we talked about. Its reviews are a little less too in comparison.

But this plugin comes with some nice features like a reviews slider and a selection of reviews to show. Multiple templates can be created for different pages and posts.

Custom CSS can be used in this plugin to create designs of your likes. Google reviews with no text can easily be hidden with this plugin.

Comes with more functionalities in its pro version of the . Multiple locations and languages are included in the pro version too.

A few Extra Plugins

Post to Google My Business

These days, blogs are commonplace for many types of businesses. Some may do it because they adore the written word. Others may do it for the sake of branding. However, for many, it may come down to good old SEO juice derived from the content. Your website material can instantly become Google My Business content thanks to the Post to Google My Business feature.

You can make Google My Business posts from the back end of your WordPress website with the Post to Google My Business plugin. The plugin is Gutenberg-compatible, and the posts are published to GMB automatically. Finally, if you have a multisite, this plugin will work with it.

The plugin's premium version comes with a slew of time-saving features that can help you improve your Google My Business content game. For starters, it allows you to schedule posts for automatic publication, create Google My Business posts using any WordPress post type, specify a location per post or post to several locations, and much more.

Final Words

One of the things that makes WordPress such a terrific CMS for any kind of commercial effort is its ability to link to so many various networks and services.

To check more of the plugins in the WordPress repository, you can always check this link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/google-business/

Build a Google My Business page when you want to make sure that visitors in the area of your store may find out that you're there without taking their eyes from their smartphone screen. Then you link it to your website so you don't have to repeat the process of posting or setting things up. As simple as that.

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  • Just-iko avatar Just-iko Thank you very much for answering ☑️ ✨
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 Put your content in the right HTML tags and Google will show it this way.

    In the picture that you show, the first content is put in a list with bold headings.
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    Put them in your website’s htaccess file if you are using Apache
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    If you are using Wordpress then SEO plugins like rank math have this feature.
    If you don’t want to use SEO plugins then there are many good redirect plugins in the Wordpress repository.
    And if you are not using Wordpress then .htaccess file is your friend.
  • BrunoAfonso avatar BrunoAfonso For example, is this image, the second link "THU Main Event" goes to a different page that it's supposed to. How do I fix this.
  • BrunoAfonso avatar BrunoAfonso So I have a website and when you search for it, one of the hyperlinks that google provides goes to the wrong page, is there a specific way for me to change that?
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 Need more explanation
  • BrunoAfonso avatar BrunoAfonso Hello people, does anyone know how to fix a hyperlink within a google search?
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    Do you want to remove high spam backlinks to your website or do you want to receive backlinks from websites that have a high spam score?
  • yaswanth avatar yaswanth Now I use the Search console live URL inspector. It shows the page source and screenshot with an error(If any).
    Result: The page is not mobile friendly in the screenshot. All the element's styles are broken.

    Now, I feel like, " What the hell is happening in rich result tester? The google bot shows everything is ok, and in the search console, this is happening."

    # Problem Digging Stage final stage - Solving the problem
    The easiest way to solve the problem is to compare the thing and find the difference.
    Is rich results tester a google bot? Yes!
    Is it owned by google? Yes!
    Is it have any link with the official search console crawler? No!

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    Their IPs are different. They work differently.

    Summary: Google bot (Offical bot) is not able to crawl all elements in the webpage. It is not able to read all styling files. All other bots(services that use crawl as Google Bot) can view/crawl the page.

    List of official google bot IPs: https://developers.google.com/search/apis/ipranges/googlebot.json

    Solution: Rather than digging into all files, we changed the hosting server located in the exact location.

    Thank you for reading this article. It takes a few mins to read this article, but It took hours to find the correct problem with a solution. If you find this article valuable, give it a like and if you have any questions, feel free to ask them.
  • yaswanth avatar yaswanth Solving Critical Indexing Problem (CASE STUDY)

    Last week I received a message from a friend he is requesting me to help him index a page of his website. I said, " Wait, sometime google will index automatically" Then he said he was getting problem with his homepage. So, I started digging. First, I want to find the problem. Then all other things were easy.

    # Problem Digging Stage 1 - Analyze the top layers
    Checking the basic things
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    Result: Nothing Found

    # Problem Digging Stage 2 - Getting Deeper
    1) Checking status codes (If there is any redirects, 404 error, or soft 404 errors)
    2) Using an SEO browser to check the web page accessibility
    3) Trying with different user agents

    Result: Nothing Found

    # Problem Digging Stage 3 - Analyzing and
    comparing past and current stages of webpage
    1) Checking the Wayback machine for any spam content history
    2) Checking the search console for errors
    3) Other page's indexability

    Result: I got some clue. Search console shows "Page is not mobile friendly."

    # Problem Digging Stage 4 -Finding the reason for the search console error.
    When I checked the web page with SEO Browser, the page was mobile friendly, and I also tried "crawl as Googlebot." Everything looks good. Then where is the problem?

    One thing was confirmed google is not able to view the webpage clearly. And all other bots are not getting any problems.

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    1) Google page speed insights
    2) Google rich results tester
    3) Search console Live URL inspector

    First, I used page speed insights to check If the google bot can crawl/view the page or not(If there are any issues in crawling, then the tool returns a lighthouse error)
    Result: everything is ok

    Second I used Google rich results tester. It provides the page source and screenshot of the webpage.
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  • nkap avatar nkap <@211319858258771968> hey, would you be able to share the website that you want guest posts on? I’m in touch with a few fintech businesses and can ask them whether they’d be interested in putting a post on your site.
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 <@211319858258771968> it sure will work. Make sure to write that it’s free to post as guests. A lot of websites do not mention this and writers usually think it’s paid opportunity only.

    Keep us updated of how well this goes for your website.
  • soutaraku avatar soutaraku Thank you so much for the detailed guide. I'll see if I can put up the Guest Post page to start with! I hope my email gets bombarded in a good way haha
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    Build up some links to this page. Because most of the writers are looking to write for high metrics website that have good DA, TF, etc...

    Once you have a page setup it will help you get attention from people who are searching on Google.

    Next you can start sending the URL of this page to people whom you think might be interested to write for your service on social networks like twitter, linkedin, etc.

    Also list this page URL on websites that have posts like free guest posts list in SaaS, free guest posts list in "your niche", etc. Something like this: https://underwp.com/the-best-free-guest-posting-websites-list-in-2022-over-3000/

    These will get you enough traction to attract guest posts from various contributors over the time. Your email will be bombarded with emails following the above tips.
  • soutaraku avatar soutaraku I can translate guest post to Japanese and put it on our website to share stories from overseas. I thought it would be interesting for our readers and a good way for link building.
  • soutaraku avatar soutaraku It's not titled as contribute/guest posts page, but there's a website we put interview articles and such. We surely can put guest posts on that website.
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 <@211319858258771968> does your website have contribute/guest posts page?
  • soutaraku avatar soutaraku Hi guys! I'm a Japanese SEO specialist/ content editor working for a fintech company, and looking for someone to put guest posts on our website (preferably about fintech or SaaS market). Are there any good place to look for people willing to guest post?

    In Japan, not many people write guest posts, so I'm kinda lost. Twitter trick is only guiding light to me, <@838326478924021760>. Thanks for sharing.
  • Deleted User avatar Deleted User trying it out right now
  • nkap avatar nkap Great idea! Will definitely try it out. Thanks mate.
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 A good trick to get guest posts for your website. <@456226577798135808> <@755307075625549854>
  • Büşra avatar Büşra Thank you very much. I'll try 😊
  • nkap avatar nkap Yeah me too!!
  • naaz avatar naaz <@755307075625549854> Thank you for the detailed answer. Hope <@341197404302737408> finds the right solution for this.
  • nkap avatar nkap <@341197404302737408> Just these:

    You can try 3 things: (I suggest you try the 3rd option first)

    1. If there are any links in your coverage report that’s actually not from your domain/property, I’d recommend you use the Search Console’s removal tool to remove these from your property.

    2. If you’re using any page builders like elementor etc make sure you turn off search engine indexing for things like templates. You can find this in Yoast SEO settings. With this setting your templates and unnecessary pages won’t be indexed. Are you using elementor by any chance?

    3. It’s also possible that your site has been hacked. If random URLs are appearing in analytics and search console the first thing that you should do is check your .htaccess file to see if someone has put any rewrite rules.
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 <@755307075625549854> got any views on this?
  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 did you change your permalinks sometime back in last few months?
  • naaz avatar naaz <@838326478924021760> bringing to your attention on this.
  • Büşra avatar Büşra hello guys! I need to help about SEO optimation. I'm using wordpress Yoast. I saw dummy link like as ``` https://myURL.com/cuisine/35/17498``` I haven't these in page. Btw ı'm using google search console. Why may be this? Is anyone has idea about that?
  • ankit662003 avatar ankit662003 does anyone know how to create seo silos?
  • ankit662003 avatar ankit662003 hi
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  • ddev66 avatar ddev66 No worries mate.
  • Alex25 avatar Alex25 The thing is idk what to ask .
    I'm just stuck
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