There are many Google reviews widget providers, but they aren’t equal. Actually, we did a comparison of the 14 best review display tools.
According to our customers, the best Google reviews widget:
This article guides you through the principles of why Google reviews are a valuable addition to your digital marketing and introduces you to 8 branded Google review widgets that you can start using right away.
If you’re eager to implement Trustmary’s Google review right away, see the video tutorial and get cracking.
“What even are Google reviews? Where can I find them? How can I use them?”
If this sounds like your thoughts, here’s a quick explanation.
Google reviews are reviews written by customers about your business – on Google, of course. In order to have Google reviews, you must have a Google Business profile.
When you do a Google search on a business or look them up on Google Maps, you will see their possible reviews under the business name and information.
Google reviews include a star rating and a comment by the user. The users are logged in to Google or using a Gmail account, which makes Google reviews more trustworthy than anonymous reviews.
In case you already have Google reviews, but want to see how they’d look embedded on your website, type in your location below ⬇️⬇️
Trustmary’s review widget automatically fetches your brand colors, fonts, and other branding elements from your website to ease the process for you.
No need to find those color hex codes or fonts from a list. Your widget will fir your brand perfectly right from the get-go ❤️
Installing a Google review widget can look different depending on which service provider you choose.
However, let’s talk about Trustmary.
We are not afraid to state this:
Trustmary is the fastest and easiest way to add Google reviews on your website. An additional bonus is that you can also request even more fresh Google reviews while showing your existing reviews. A real win-win situation.
Here’s an example of how the Google business reviews widget could look like ⬇️
You can achieve the same with just three simple steps:
If you want, you can customize your widget in an easy widget editor. The changes will be automatically updated on your website.
Additionally, Trustmary will automatically import new Google reviews. You don’t have to do anything manually after you have implemented the widget for a first time.
That’s not all: Trustmary also automatically prioritizes your best reviews! There are a few factors that Trustmary takes into consideration:
Trustmary can also import your reviews from these sources:
The Google review widget works on all major CMS and website builders, including:
Now, let’s see what kind of widgets you can use on your business page.
You can get started with Trustmary by embedding our free Google reviews widget called “Review widget”. It is one of the best Google review widgets available that are free to use.
The widget is perfect for your homepage, as it takes little space but showcases many reviews at the time. While displaying existing reviews, you can ask to write a review on any third-party source you want. All you need is a review link from that source.
This Google reviews widget is also a great attention grabber.
You can also import reviews from all other third-party sources, including for example Facebook, G2, and Capterra.
If the Review Widget is not your cup of tea, there are many other alternatives to choose from that you can embed as inpage widgets.
Trustmary also has plenty of popup review widgets to choose from.
The Carousel showcase widget is a classic choice. It’s one of our most popular widgets for homepages and landing pages thanks to its simple layout.
Review Carousel is elegant and adds a dash of interactivity to your page, as visitors can move the cards forward or backward.
If you’re unsure what are your most impactful reviews, Trustmary’s AI score will help you determine which reviews to show.
If you have reviews spread across different third-party platforms, try adding the overall rating from each of them to your website.
This reviews widget puts your star ratings in the spotlight, and is best to use it in-between different elements of your website. Or even above the fold to convince your visitors the second they land on your site.
A Star Review Listing is a simplistic and clear way to embed your Google reviews.
Like the Wall of Love, it’s best used on a separate reviews page. Especially if you want to display many reviews with this Google review widget.
However, you can hand-pick just a few reviews and fit them into a smaller space like a landing page. Here you can add very detailed reviews on top to catch the attention of your website scrollers.
The Review Showcase widget highlights your positive reviews in simple blocks.
If you import reviews from multiple sources and use them in this widget, your website visitors can filter reviews based on the source.
Double Testimonial can, despite its name, feature more than two reviews. However, the optimal amount is 1–3 testimonials.
It’s a static and classic design that works best for longer reviews. The profile pictures are in a big role in the widget, so make sure you choose reviews that have those.
Add your most powerful Google reviews to above the fold with this stylish Hero CTA widget.
Wall of Love is perfect for showcasing text and video reviews. If your Google reviews are left by users with profile pictures, their images are put in the spotlight.
The best place to use this widget is on a specific review page.
If you’ve collected reviews with Trustmary, you can also set the profile pictures to be on the fore-front.
This works wonders in putting your customer in the spotlight. It makes it easier for potential customers to relate to the person if they can see their profile picture better.
If you aren’t using popups on your site, the chances are, you’re missing plenty of leads.
Popups are great because instead of being located on the page, they appear on the corner of the page. They don’t disrupt the website design in any way.
You can configure the pop-up to your desired pages.
Choose the pages carefully, as the pop-up might distract the visitor from other elements on the page.
As stated before, you can customize the Google reviews widget theme to better fit your brand.
Modify the colors, fonts, contents, and other elements with the Google reviews widget editor.
Customization is easy: just use the widget editor and make the desired changes.
The live widget is automatically updated whenever you change it. No need to touch the HTML code again.
Pro tip: Opt for a modern design and make the widget as simple as possible.
In case you need more reviews to any third-party review platform, try Trustmary’s review campaign.
It’s a short process of adding your third-party review site link, tweaking the message a little and sending it away.
Quick, easy, and free.
If you need more Google reviews, just type your location below and Trustmary’s onboarding will help you send your first campaign in minutes.
We have great customer review templates, so you don’t need to come up with them yourself.
Reviews are one of the most effective ways to convert website visitors into leads or customers.
It considers all industries and all types of businesses.
If you don’t have reviews on your website, people will go and search for them somewhere else.
Do you want external review sites to dictate the narrative of your business?
Of course not!
You can take the control back by embedding Google reviews on your website.
Installing a Google review widget leads to following benefits:
You need to earn the customer trust immediately after they land on your site.
Otherwise, they will be looking for other options.
Building trust and credibility is tricky because people don’t believe what you say.
Everyone knows that you are a company trying to sell something. Of course you will try to impress the potential customer!
You need to show that there are people who trust and like your brand.
Only the opinions of actual customers can help new prospects realize your value.
Positive Google reviews are one of the best ways to highlight actual customers’ opinions.
Social proof is a huge thing in marketing.
People’s purchase decisions are heavily influenced by what other people do and say and potential buyers want to make informed decisions.
We are especially affected by the opinions of our peers and people we identify with.
Thus, online reviews from other ordinary people act as a persuasive marketing tactic.
The more reviews you are able to showcase, the better.
If you are a small business, the chances are that you don’t have enough resources to perfectly optimize your website or your social media presence.
Embedding Google reviews widget is an easy way to elevate your website without coding skills.
A branded widget is a great eyecatcher and might even work as an interactive piece of content.
It can bring movement to your otherwise static website.
Reviews often include valuable information that your website might not include.
When you display Google reviews on your website, you let your customers be your copywriters.
And they’re the best kind!
Previous customers know exactly what information potential new customers need. After all, they’ve experienced the same pain points and found a solution from your services.
In other words, you’re turning customer feedback into a valuable marketing asset.
There are many ways in which reviews affect your search engine rankings.
Google loves relevant keywords, and well-written Google reviews are full of them! They help Google to identify what you do and show your site in relevant searches.
On top of that, Google loves websites that are able to engage visitors and keep them on the page for a long time.
Google review widgets can help you with that, too.
Visitors will spend a longer time on your site reading reviews and playing with the dynamic widget.
And what does better SEO performance do for your business?
All of this leads to a simple equation.
More visitors + more engagement + more trust + better information + peer pressure = more customers!
Authentic Google reviews on your website are one of the easiest, fastest, and cheapest ways to boost your customer acquisition efforts and increase conversions.
Are you willing to give it a try? All of these benefits could become a reality for your business when you place a widget on your website.
Having Google business reviews on your website helps you make the most of your existing website traffic.
They increase trust and make your website more engaging, thus effecting SEO and customer experience.
All this leads to more customers and more sales.
Trustmary is the most reliable customer reviews widget that works on almost any website.
It reduces your manual workload by importing new reviews automatically, and prioritizing the best reviews in the widget.
Trustmary’s Google review widget is free and very easy to use. We believe we have the simplest onboarding you have ever experienced!
Are you ready to increase your credibility and get more customers from your website?
Embed Google reviews widget to your website with the free version today and start seeing results immediately! You can continue using the free version until you need more features like more review sources to import from, or simply get a boost in your website traffic and need more widget views.
You can access the full features list on our pricing page.
Do I need a widget for Google Reviews?
If you have Google reviews, you should definitely start using a free Google reviews widget for your website. It helps you build trust and get more customers from your website. Check out Trustmary’s easy Google Review Widget.
What is a Google My Business review widget?
A Google My Business review widget is an element that you can install on your website, and it showcases your business reviews from Google. Trustmary offers a free and easy solution that requires no coding and works on any website. Try your first free Google review widget.
How to get Google customer reviews?
Where can I use Google reviews widget?
How to embed Google reviews on website?
Trustmary has a 3-step process to easily embed a Google review widget on any website.
Are Google reviews widgets GDPR compliant?
Trustmary offers GDPR-compliant services, as the company operates in Finland. You can read all about it in our legal overview.