How do you add your Google reviews to your Shopify store?
- Download the Fera Social Proof App on the Shopify App Store (you get a 30-day free trial!)
- Click the add widget button
- Choose the testimonial carousel widget (don't worry you can add reviews here too)
- Upload your Google reviews to the Fera app
- Choose where to place your reviews on your product or home page
- Watch your conversion rate soar!
Why bother displaying Google reviews?You know that topic we keep writing about? Social proof? Well, reviews are a great way to increase social proof. By verifying reviews through a third party like Fera or Google you're creating trust for your brand and website. These reviews will show new customers how great your products are by being able to see other shoppers' reviews of your site. Visitors will be more likely to buy when they can trust your eCommerce store. If you do any Google advertising having these reviews displayed o your website is great too because it enables the 'reviews extension' in the ad campaign creation which shows your star rating to shoppers!
Why choose Fera Social Proof over Google Customer Reviews?
- You can choose the Google reviews you want to display with ease
- Your reviews will be displayed beautifully
- All your other reviews from Facebook or elsewhere can be added with Fera
- Fera Social Proof App's reporting allows you to see
- how many people interacted with your reviews
- the revenue generated with the testimonial carousel
- You don't need more than a handful of reviews to get started!
- Installation is quick and easy
How Google Customer Reviews WorksGoogle reviews are a relatively new Google feature that can be extremely useful for eCommerce websites. Once you've collected 100 reviews (within 12 months) you'll be able to have the 'badge' on your website, so you'll have to make sure you've got a decent number of reviews. You may need to find another integration like Fera Social Proof to display the reviews on your site, as currently, the reviews go to Google and not your site. Right now, the easiest way to manage your current reviews is by having Google Merchant Center as you can set up ads, shopping and all the additional Google add-ons you may need. You can link this account to Shopify so it may be useful for you!
Google Customer Reviews App and ShopifyThe Google Customer Reviews works by asking customers (after they make a purchase) if they'd like to be emailed later on to leave a review about their order. The idea of this "app" was to build and create trust in the eCommerce realm through a third-party rating system (Google). The email the buyer receives asks for a star review and lets them add a brief comment about their experience. Originally this was only available to Shopify Plus Merchants as others need hacks or apps to edit checkout data. However, in July 2017 Shopify announced a new system for checkout URL migration so that all users were able to set up something like Google Customer Reviews.
How to add Google Reviews to ShopifyYou can set up and register for the Google Reviews through your Merchant Center. Through the 'Merchant Center programs,' you should be able to find 'Customer reviews' to enable and save this feature. This will provide you with code to copy. This code needs to be pasted into the Checkout-->Settings-->Additional scripts section in your Shopify store. Usually, you can have a developer/website designer do this, or a Shopify Guru if you're worried about messing anything up. You'll need to edit your merchant ID number. You can change the estimated_delivery_date to whenever you'd like as that's when the email gets sent. The default is 604,800 seconds which is 7 days. I found this helpful article that shows you how to edit the Google code to change things like: limit the frequency of review requests per customer, change language based on recipient's country, and change the position of the dialogue box. Check it out if you want any further information on the Google Customer Reviews system.
Adding All Your Reviews to Shopify
If you want automatically gather reviews from various review sites and use them to build trust and leverage sales you need to download Fera Social Proof on your Shopify store.
Fera Social Proof allows you to gather, manage and display all your reviews from around the internet on your Shopify store with ease. You'll get a 30-day free trial so there is no reason not to try us out!