WordPress Plugin: Widget for Google ReviewsOct212020

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WordPress Plugin:  Widget for Google Reviews

More and more people are placing a higher level of trust with businesses that maintain plentiful positive reviews. Positive reviews have become an integral influencer when it comes to driving increased purchase habits.

Did You Know?

84% of people now depend on reviews as much as they do word-of-mouth recommendations.
(resource: Bright Local)

Here we profile a WordPress Plugin that allows you to place Google My Business reviews on your website

WordPress Plugin:Widget for Google Reviews

by RichPlugins


Active Installs:   60,000+
Requires:  WP 2.8 or higher

Cost:  Free, and Paid Enhanced Business Version

Displays Google My Business reviews on your websites in a sidebar widget. A unique feature of the plugin is that it saves reviews in the WordPress database and doesn’t depend on any other services (like Google) to display reviews in the widget.

Free Plugin Features Include:

  • Displays Google, Yelp and Facebook reviews. (limited as opposed to Business version)
  • Trims long reviews with a “read more” link.
  • Displays up to 5 Google business reviews per location.
  • Custom business place photo.
  • Review list theme.
  • Nofollow, target=“_blank” links.
  • Zero load time regardless of your site.
  • Works even if Google is unavailable.
  • Good for SEO.
  • Shortcode support.
  • Auto refresh reviews.
  • Shows “Based on … reviews” section.

Business Version Also Includes:

  • ‘Write a review’ button so people can leave Google reviews directly on your website.
  • Show/hide any elements (business, reviews, avatars, names, time and etc).
  • Any Sorting: recent, oldest, rating, striped, random.
  • Include/Exclude words filter.
  • Minimum rating filter.
  • Displays all reviews through Google My Business (GMB) API.
  • Merge reviews between each other from different platforms (Google, Facebook, Yelp) and places.
  • Google Rich Snippets (schema.org).
  • Powerful Collection Builder.
  • Slider/Grid themes to show reviews like testimonials.
  • Google Trust Badge (right/left fixed or embedded).

Google Review Badges

Google Reviews Plugin Download and Information Pages:

Screenshots and Download Page


Business Version Pricing

Also Available from the same plugin author, RichPlugins:

Facebook Reviews Widget - https://wordpress.org/plugins/fb-reviews-widget/