Want a hassle-free way to display Google reviews on your website?
While showing Google reviews can be a great way to boost your sales, getting started can be tough if you’re not used to coding.
The good news?
We’ll show you an easy way you can embed Google reviews in WordPress — no need to touch a single line of code.
Before we get started, let’s see how you can use Google reviews to grow your business.
Why Display Google Reviews Widget on Website?
Fun fact: 95% of customers check before buying something online!
With so many people trusting online reviews, you can start gaining their trust by embedding positive reviews of your brand.
And when it comes to online reviews, Google is easily the #1 source and the biggest review platform out there.
With social proof from Google reviews, you can convert more people into customers and boost your sales.
On top of that, here are a few more ways Google reviews can help your brand:
- You can display in-depth and informative reviews so your website visitors can learn more about your products
- Showing fresh reviews can boost your site’s SEO and help you rank higher in search results and reach more people
- With a regularly updated reviews feed, you can also show visitors that you listen to what your customers have to say
- And much more…
With that, let’s look at the easiest way to display Google reviews on your website.
Easiest Way to Embed Google Reviews in WordPress
To display Google reviews in WordPress, the easiest option is to use a reviews aggregator like Reviews Feed Pro.
With the help of this plugin, you can create, customize, and embed feeds of Google reviews in just minutes — no coding needed!
On top of Google, this plugin lets you embed reviews from other trusted platforms like Yelp reviews, Tripadvisor, and Facebook.
Plus, you also get a lot of control over your review feeds. You can moderate your feed to only show specific reviews or hide certain reviews.
On top of that, you can also add filters to only show reviews with specific reviews or keywords, and even set up banned words.
That way, it’s easier than ever to show high-quality reviews that help you build trust and boost conversion.
You get a visual customizer that can help you personalize how your reviews will look on your site. In just a few clicks, you can set your layout, header, button design, review elements, and more.
The best part?
Reviews Feed Pro comes with a team of WordPress experts who are always ready to answer your questions and help you out.
With all these amazing features, Reviews Feed Pro has become the fastest-growing reviews aggregator plugin in the market.
Ready to display Google reviews on your website? Grab your copy of Reviews Feed Pro for your site.
Now, let’s see how you can use the plugin to embed Google reviews on your website in just minutes.
How to Display Google Reviews on Your Website (Step-by-Step)
If you’re ready to add a Google reviews widget to your site, just follow our step-by-step guide below.
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Install and Activate the Reviews Feed Pro Plugin
Ready to get started? First, grab your copy of the Reviews Feed Pro plugin.
Once you have the plugin, install and activate it on your site.
Not sure how? Don’t worry – we’ve got a step-by-step guide on how to install plugins in WordPress that you can check out.
After installing and activating the plugin, you can move on to step 2 below.
Step 2: Create a Google Reviews Feed
Using the guided flow, you can now create a new feed to show your Google reviews.
From your WordPress dashboard area, open the Reviews Feed » All Feeds menu and then click on the Add New button.
Next, the Reviews Feed Pro plugin lets you choose between different review platforms. From here, you can choose to embed Facebook reviews, Tripadvisor reviews, and even Yelp reviews.
For now, click on the Google option before clicking on Next.
After creating a new Google reviews feed, you can move on to step 3 and connect it to your Google account.
Step 3: Connect Your Google Account
By connecting your Google account, your new feed will be able to view your Google reviews and then display them on your website.
For that, click on the Add Source button to get started.
The easiest way to connect your Google account is to enter the Google API.
That way, Reviews Feed Pro can keep your feed constantly updated with new reviews.
In case you don’t know your API key, check out this guide on creating your Google API key. Finally, copy your Google API key and then return to your website.
Here, paste the API key into the popup and then click on the Next button.
Or you can click on Skip to add your API key later.
You can now select which Google business page to fetch reviews from. For this, you can add your own business or select any other business that has been added to Google.
To connect your feed to a Google business page, you can enter its Place ID.
Just open Google’s official Place ID generator and then look for the Google map there.
Enter the name and location, and then select your business from the drop-down list.
You can then see additional information about your business, including the location and Place ID.
All you have to do is copy the code in the Place ID field before returning to your site.
Now that you’re back on your website, you can use that Place ID to connect your business page.
Just paste the code that you just copied into the Place ID field here.
After that, click on the Finish button to continue.
You’ve now added this place as a source for your review feeds. When you create a new reviews feed in the future, you can select this source without leaving your site.
For now, select your Google source and then click on Next.
Next, you can personalize the design of your Google reviews feed and control which reviews show up on your website.
Step 4: Customize Your Google Reviews
For quick and easy customization, Reviews Feed Pro lets you import pre-designed templates for your Google reviews.
There are 7 feed templates to choose from here:
- Simple cards
- Single review
- Showcase carousel
- Grid carousel
After you select a template you prefer, click on Next to continue.
For more in-depth customization, the plugin will now open your feed in the visual customizer.
In just a few clicks, you can now change your layout, header design, review elements, load more reviews button, and more.
Plus, the live preview on the right lets you track how your Google reviews will look in real-time.
To get started, click on the Layout option on the left.
Now you can select the layout of the reviews on your website. For that, you have 3 different layouts to choose from:
- List: Embed Google reviews in a single column so each review is more clearly visible
- Masonry: Put your Google reviews in multiple columns and let your visitors see tons of reviews at once
- Carousel: Turn your Google reviews feed into a slideshow carousel to engage visitors
Once you select a layout option, click on Save to confirm your changes.
Want to customize your reviews feed even more?
Click on the Customize button at the top to see the main customization options once more.
Just like that, you can use the rest of the options to personalize your Google review elements, header, button, and more.
Once you’re happy with how your Google reviews look, click on the Save button.
You can then start choosing the Google reviews that you want to show on your website with the help of filters.
First, click on the Settings tab at the top before clicking on the Filters option.
From this option, you can now choose which star ratings that are shown on your website.
On the left, check the boxes to select the allowed star ratings for your Google reviews feed.
Finally, click on Save to save your new filter.
On the left, you can also find the option to only show reviews with specific words or set up banned words for your Google reviews feed.
And that’s just the start. You can even moderate your feed and manually select which reviews to show and which to hide.
Don’t forget to click on Save once you’re happy with your feed.
After you do that, it’s to add this Google reviews feed to your website in the final step.
Step 5: Display Google Reviews on Your Website
So far, you’ve created a new reviews feed, connected it to Google, and customized how it will look on your website.
Finally, you can choose from 2 ways of embedding Google reviews on your website:
- Display Google reviews on web page
- Display Google reviews on website sidebar or footer
We’ll take a look at both of these methods below.
Display Google Reviews on Web Page
From your visual customizer, you can start embedding your new Google reviews right away.
To check out the embed options for your feed, click on the Embed button.
This brings you to a popup with all the ways you can embed reviews on your website. You can even copy the Google shortcode for your feed here.
To proceed, click on the Add to a Page button.
You can then select a web page on your site to display your Google reviews.
Just choose a page on the list and then click on Add to continue.
After doing that, Reviews Feed Pro will open the WordPress editor so you can embed your reviews using a simple content block.
To add a block, click on the plus (+) icon here.
To look for your block, enter “reviews feed” into the search bar at the top.
Finally, click on the Reviews Feed block below to add Google reviews on your website.
If you click on the Update button, your reviews will be public for everyone to see.
As you can see, Reviews Feed Pro makes it super easy to display Google reviews on your website.
If you open the page, you can see your feed embedded, like in this example of Google reviews on a website.
Let’s look at the next method of embedding your Google reviews using this plugin.
Display Google Reviews on Website Sidebar or Footer
Reviews Feed Pro can also help you create social media review widgets to display your Google reviews.
And like before, you can do that from the visual customizer.
You can open your visual customizer once again by opening the Reviews Feed » All Feeds menu from your dashboard.
On this page, click on the Google reviews feed that you want to embed.
That way, you can open any of your review feeds and customize them some more.
For now, click on the Embed button at the top just like before.
Using the popup, you can choose between different way of embedding your Google reviews feed.
You can click on the Add to a Widget button this time.
Clicking on that redirects you to the Widget page of your WordPress site.
If you want to display Google reviews on your website’s sidebar, click on the Sidebar panel.
For the sake of this tutorial, we’ll go with the sidebar option.
Alternatively, you can click on the Footer panel and display reviews below your website’s footer.
Next, click on the plus icon (+) below to add a new widget to your sidebar or footer.
Finally, you can embed your Google reviews by clicking on the Reviews Feed widget here.
After you do that, click on the Update button to confirm your changes.
Now anyone on your site can see your Google reviews on the website’s sidebar or footer. To see how it looks, you can simply open your WordPress site and see for yourself.
And there you have it!
Now you know how to display Google reviews on your WordPress site. In just a few clicks, you can have a beautiful Google reviews widget to boost conversions, build trust, and much more.
As you can see, Reviews Feed Pro makes it easier than ever to embed social proof from the biggest review platforms out there — even if you’re new to WordPress.
Ready to display Google reviews on your website? Grab your copy of Reviews Feed Pro today!
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