How to Create a Short Link for a Google Review Using Bit.ly


Create a Link for Google ReviewsOne of the best ways to build a positive reputation and a strong web presence for your business is to give some attention to your Google reviews. Pestering your customers or clients for reviews is not likely to yield a positive outcome, but a friendly request can go a long way. At the end of your service, you may want to say something like, “Thank you very much! It was great working with you. If you had a good experience with us, we’d love it if you’d leave us a review on Google.”

A visual request for reviews may be even more effective for bringing in some positive words about what you do. Provide a link on your web pages, in emails, and find other creative ways to share a link to capture your customer’s desire to say something great about you. Here’s how:

  1. Use google.com to search for your business.
  2. Click on your business listing. Find the “Write a review” button and click it.Loebig Ink on Google
    A “Rate and review” box will open.
  3. The web address for the “Rate and review” box will appear at the top of the page. It will be very long.https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=Fbq8XNaVDaGq_QaN65vQBg&q=loebig+ink&btnK=Google+Search&oq=loebig+ink&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0.1690.3653..4312…0.0..0.81.756.11……0….1..gws-wiz…..0..0i131j0i131i10j0i10j0i22i30.NxL doFwaGk#btnK=Google%20Search&lrd=0x89b7ceca5e5fcd8b:0xeae7036204131d65,3,,,
  4. Log into to bit.ly, or follow the steps to open a free account if you don’t have one already.
  5. Click the “Create” button in the upper right corner.Search and Create at bit.ly
  6. The “CREATE BITLINK” window will open on the right side of the page.Create Bitlink window
  7. Copy and paste the long web address in the “PASTE LONG URL” box and click “CREATE.” A new, short web address will appear.Edit Bitlink
  8. Edit the end of the short web address to make it more memorable, such as http://bit.ly/Loebig. Click “SAVE.”Edit bitlink - Loebig URL
  9. Share the new short link to increase your Google reviews!
  10. If your business doesn’t show up on the map when you search google.com:
  11. Find it on maps.google.com.
  12. A window will open on the left side of the page.Loebig Ink on Google Maps
  13. Scroll down and click the “Write a review” button. A “Rate and review” box will open.
  14. Follow steps 3 – 9.

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About Brian Loebig

Owner of LoebigInk.com, author of TheInkBlog.net, CriminalThinking.net and part-time Technology Manager for the Alliance for Performance Excellence, Brian has over 15 years of experience working in the quality improvement, human services and technology fields as an administrator and consultant. Brian has also worked as a practitioner and administrator in the corrections, substance abuse and human services fields with a special emphasis on technology. He continues to work with numerous community-based non-profits as a web technology consultant, board member and volunteer. Feel free to .
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