Simple and Free Tool to get Google Reviews for Business

A Simple and Free Tool to Get Google Reviews for your Business


90% of Consumers Say Online Reviews Impact Buying Decisions


I will start by telling you that I have made many mistakes concerning my reviews.


1. Asking my clients to review me on my site using a review plugin

2. Asking my clients to review me on a 3rd party sites like Linkedin and Mosaic Hub

You can see I have many positive reviews on this page that do not show up on local searches

3. Not asking my clients for reviews


There are only 2 sites that I should focus on getting my reviews (a 3rd for Real Estate Agents)

1. Google Local

2. Yelp

3. Zillow


When I search for local businesses these are the only reviews that I see that propagate on the first page of Google.


Why Worry About Reviews?

If you still need to be convinced that getting online reviews is important you can do a simple Google search to get some feedback from the pros or I have written about it many times:

If you want customers to find you on Google, look good on Google.

Google Review Tool

Whitespark has created a simple and free tool to get Google Reviews for your business.  Thank you @Whitespark !


Previously I had written that the easiest way to get Google Reviews was to send your clients a direct link to your review box.

There are 2 problems with this method… Your customers need to be logged in to Google for it work.  This seems to be a bigger problem than I assumed it would be. And it does not work on mobile.

Rather than sending a lengthy email and confusing directions on how to give me a review.  Whitespark has created a tool that creates printable easy to follow instructions for how to leave a Google review, on both desktop and mobile.


You Can Create Your instructions by just:

  • Entering your business information
  • Choosing which platform you would like instructions for
  • Saving the created .PDF

Review Handout Generator by Whitespark




Reviews Best Practice

  • Visit the Review Handout Generator tool and create .PDF instructions for Desktop and Mobile
  • At the conclusion of your business transaction send your clients an email asking them if they could spare 3 minutes to give you a 5 star Google Review.
  • Let them know if they are at a desktop they can you use the Desktop Instructions and link to your instruction sheet.
  • If they are on mobile they can use those instructions and link to your instruction sheet.



By |June 5th, 2014|

About the Author:

Jason Fox - Real Estate MarketingBusiness: We build WordPress Real Estate Websites with IDXMe: #GoHawks, #BringBackTheSonics, #MaybeNextYearMariners, #ILoveMyKids #SeattleSunLover #SeattleWaterLover #BFFBlog: Focuses on Wordpress Websites, Content Management, SEO Services, SEM Campaigns, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, Beautiful Design, IDX, and more.


  1. Marty Pospischil June 18, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

    We had never heard of Whitespark, it looks like a great way to get your customers to give testimonials with minimal hassle. Thanks for the great tip, Jason

    • Jason Fox June 18, 2014 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      Hey Marty. Yeah, I thought it was a good find. Hope it helps.

  2. Cabe Nolan February 4, 2019 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Hi Jason – hope you don’t mind the quick plug. We created a tool kind of similar to Whitespark for creating a one-page Google review PDF. Our tool is updated with some of Google’s latest technology and doesn’t require different instructions for mobile vs desktop so it’s a bit easier for the reviewer to follow.

    Also, the tool is 100% free to use and (unlike Whitespark) doesn’t even require an account or registration. Give it a test drive:

    If you wanted to update this article to include a little blurb about this tool your readers may appreciate it. Thanks!

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