10 Best Google Reviews Widgets For Your Website

Browse a robust list with innovative Google reviews widgets and learn how to build one for your website with EmbedSocial's editor.

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If you are looking to browse the best Google Review widgets and start using them today, you are at the right place.

All the widgets in this list are powered and built with the EmbedReviews platform, which has direct and official integration with the Google reviews API, enabling seamless sync of thousands of reviews on your website.

These widgets can be used by small local companies with just a few reviews up to large businesses with multiple Google locations.

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Before showing all the Google reviews widget templates first, let’s introduce how they are built.

EmbedSocial is a UGC platform that enables users to connect with various social networks and reviews sites, and pull content like photos, reviews or videos in one place.

Furthermore, one main functionality is showcasing these reviews and UGC posts in interactive social proof widgets.

And finally, the tool to build the widgets is called Universal Editor, which is one of the main features of the EmbedSocial platform.

editor for reviews widgets

It is designed to allow users to add multiple sources of data and choose different settings, design, and layouts in order to construct the most suitable widget for their website.

In the following text you can see the outputs of the editor, when creating Google reviews widgets.

Widget 1: Slider Google Reviews Widget – Left Alignend

Slider Google reviews widget
See Google reviews slider demo >

This widget is one of the most used widget templates in the EmbedReviews platforms.

It is perfect for displaying many reviews in one compact layout that allows users to interact by clicking on it and reading the detailed reviews in a lightbox mode.

It fits great on home pages or sales landing pages.

See Google reviews slider demo >

Template with central aligned cards for Google reviews widget
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This is a variation of the Slider layout with two active settings to make the appeal slightly different. The active setting here are:

  • Theme setting: Light
  • Alignment: Center

Carousel Google reviews widget demo >

Widget 3: Popup Google Reviews Widget

Light Google reviews widget in a floating mode
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The key features of this widget are the settings to float at the bottom of the website and the ability to slide the reviews in a slider format automatically. It is perfect for using it as a widget sitewide. Here are some of the active settings and functionalities enabled in this widget:

  • Lightbox: on click will open each particular review in a lightbox mode
  • Appears on the website load
  • Displays latest reviews in a slider mode

See the Google reviews light popup >

Widget 4: Dark Popup Google Reviews Widget

Dark Google reviews widget in. a floating mode
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Our dark popup Google Reviews widget is the perfect solution for modern websites.

It’s easy to install and highly customizable – yes, you can change the overall color by changing the theme setting or using Custom CSS.

By default, this template has enabled dark theme settings.

View Google reviews dark popup >

Widget 5: Classic Google Reviews Widget

Classic Google reviews widget
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Having a Google reviews widget in a full-page feed format provides even more benefits for businesses and customers. For businesses, it helps highlight many customer reviews in cases with hundreds of reviews.

For customers, it offers a comprehensive way on a dedicated page to view all the feedback on a given product or service, making it easier for them to assess the overall quality and make an informed purchasing decision.

Additionally, having the widget in a full-page feed format makes it easier for customers to navigate and find what they are looking for quickly.

See Google reviews classic widget >

Widget 6: One Column Google Reviews Widget

Testimonial Page with Google reviews in one column
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This template is designed to showcase reviews that have more text and can fit on a narrow page where the review cards are displayed in one column.

If activated, the page can display a ‘Leave a review’ button that can have the following options:

  • Link to open a form where the reviews will be stored and displayed in the widget in the EmbedSocial platform
  • Link to open the Google reviews form – where the users can directly submit a review on the company location

See demo >

Widget 7: Dark Grid Google Reviews Widget

Dark template for google reviews grid widget
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This template is great for websites that have darker or more modern layouts.

It displays the Google reviews in a grid of review cards and enables the user to define a Loda more or numbering pagination to browse through the reviews in one page.

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Google reviews widget in single slide
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This template shows the Google reviews in a slider but one review at a slide. It has a larger font size created using Custom CSS.

Additionally, the widget is clickable, meaning that users can define if on click to open the review in a larger lightbox or on the original source page – the actual review on the Google location.

The widget is designed to be used as a ‘Latest reviews’ section on landing pages and home pages.

See Google reviews single slider >

Widget 9: Google Reviews CTA Widget

Template to create a Google reviews widget with CTA buttons

Widget 10: Vertical Autoplay Google Reviews

Autoplay vertical slider for Google reviews

By activating a single setting, you can transform your widget into a vertical feed that auto-plays.

It shows a header with your Google reviews, aggregated rating, and a ‘Leave a review’ button.

To activate this setting, just open the editor, and in Layout, settings scroll to the bottom, and activate the Vertical autoplay setting. Here you have an additional option to set the autoplay interval too.

Quick guide: Embed the Google reviews widget on your website

Here is the Google reviews widgets library generated by EmbedSocial. Click to preview the widgets live or click Use this template and get your own widget in just sections :

Step 1: Click Use template, register, and activate a trial

Step 2: In the editor, click Connect source to pull your own Google location reviews

Step 3: Use the left-hand settings panel to customize the widget further

Step 4: Copy and paste the provided Google reviews widget code

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Note that to embed the Google reviews widget, you can paste the javascript code into the HTML code of your website, or if you use WordPress, you can use both the JavaScript code or a special shortcode that is a smaller version of the main code and can be used in WordPress shortcode block once you install the EmbedSocial reviews plugin for WordPress.

For more details, follow the tutorial on how to embed Google reviews >

Benefits of having a Google reviews widget on your website

Embedding Google reviews widget on a web page offers several benefits:

  • Increased visibility in Google Search: If you embed a Google reviews widget on your website, you will get a higher chance of getting listed in Google search results when people are looking for your brand or similar services.
  • Enhanced credibility and social proof: Showing off customer testimonials and ratings instantly adds credibility to your website, helping to establish trust with visitors. Google reviews especially provide potential customers with insights into your business because these are real reviews that a brand can not actually manipulate.
  • Get more leads and sales from your website visitors: This is one of the biggest benefits, as people who browse your website and are keen to make a purchase decision will get higher trust when they will be able to read and learn from previous customers.
  • Valuable insights: With Google reviews, you can gain valuable insights into what customers think about your business and services. This allows you to take action and make any necessary changes to improve customer experience.
  • Engagement opportunities to get more reviews: The review widgets usually contain links to leave a review directly on Google or in a custom form. Encouraging customers to leave reviews provides helpful feedback and creates an opportunity for engagement where customers can follow up on their experiences or give additional customer feedback.

Google review rich snippets included

Get Google stars in search

Having a reviews widget on your website is one of the best ways to get a review-rich snippet that will appear as aggregated rating stars for your page’s search results.

A rich snippet is included as an additional option when you create a Google reviews widget in EmbedReviews.

To access the scheme code that will display aggregated rating stars along the search result, follow these steps:

Step 1: When in the widget editor, click on the Schema tab

Step 2: Copy the schema code with a click on the ‘Copy code’ button as shown below:

copy schema code for Google stars search snippet

Step 3: Embed the code at the top of your page where you have embedded the widget code

That’s it.

Follow the detailed help article to get Google stars aggregated reviews snippet >

Customize your Google reviews widget

In the EmbedReviews platform, you will find one of the most robust widget editors on the market. Complex yet very simple, in provides options for advanced web developers and also for small businesses who can click a few buttons and have their widgets live in seconds.

Here are some of the available customizations:

General customization

General settings for reviews widgets
  • Show widget on the website
  • Show widget on mobile
  • Auto-add new posts
  • Activate Google Analytics
  • Widget language
  • Change widget font
  • Setup email alerts for new reviews
  • Setup Slack alerts for new reviews

Layout customization

customize reviews widget layout
  • Change Layout Style: Grid, Slider, Popup, or Badge
  • Choose a widget theme, Light or Dark
  • Activate Vertical autoplay
  • Define Feed columns on Desktop and columns on mobile
  • Define Slider autoplay interval
  • Choose the type of Navigation: Load more or Pagination.
  • Change Load more button text

Reviews card customization settings

reviews card customization settings

The main setting is the Card Styles setting – which enables users to change the overall look of the reviews card. The style usually activates a few settings so you can quickly get to an appealing look of the card – and don’t spend time clicking through the widget settings.

  • Option to Turn on/off card elements like Date, Source logo, Avatar, Review text, etc.
  • RatingStars color
  • Define the appearance of the Reviewer’s Name: Full name, First name, and Hide the name
  • Card background color
  • Corner radius of the review box
  • Define box link: To open in lightbox or Original source
  • Define clicks in Lightbox: None or Original sources
  • Define Lightbox direction: Horizontal or Vertica
  • Option to select the images to appear in better image quality

This is unique to the EmbedReviews platform, and it enables you to add CTA buttons like Buy now, Go to checkout, Add to cart, etc., which will help you to sell the product that is mentioned in the review immediately.

Additionally, it helps the potential customers too because they won’t need to browse the website to find the product, rather they will click on the button in the review box and buy the product on the link you’ll provide.

Here is how to add links or buttons to your reviews.

Step 1: Navigate to the Links tab and lick Add CTA on each review you want to add a link

Add buy buttons on Google reviews widget

Step 2: Write the product name, add the link to check out, and add the price

Shoppable reviews

Once you save the links, the CTA buttons will appear inside each card in the widget.

Frequently asked questions about Google reviews widgets

Why do I need Google Reviews?

Google reviews, like Facebook reviews, are among the best online reviews you can collect on your Google place. It is a pure format of user-generated content shared by past customers to help you boost your brand reputation, gain trust and increase sales. And finally, Google reviews will help you get found when people browse locally and based on the algorithm, the businesses that have better reviews rank higher in the Google Maps app.

Why use Google Reviews Widget on your website?

Embedded Google reviews are one of the best practices of businesses to display fresh reviews on their websites, gain trust and help potential customers make faster purchasing decisions.

How to get more reviews on Google My Business

One of the simplest ways is to add the link to your Google business page in all communication mediums with your customers. Send them emails requesting reviews, add a Leave a review button on your website, and similar.

How does the Google reviews widget work?

The EmbedReviews Google review widget works with the help of an official integration with the Google reviews API. It integrates seamlessly, which enables in just a few clicks to connect with your Google Business Profile, aggregate, and add Google reviews on your website.

Can I display these Google reviews widgets in Content management systems?

Yes, the javascript code works in most CMS, website builders, and eCommerce platforms. You can display the widgets on a Squracpace website or a WordPress website.

Can I embed aggregated rating Google review badges?

EmbedReviews also allows you to easily embed Google reviews badges that automatically update the rating each time you get new reviews.

Key Takeaways

Social proof and reviews widgets are one of the best website widgets to show evidence of the success of your product and services.

You probably already collect reviews and know how to display reviews on your website. But if you want even more fresh reviews on your website that will auto-sync and attract customer feedback more authentically, consider having a Google reviews widget.

EmbedReviews is one of the best review platforms that will help you aggregate your Google Maps reviews and show the latest reviews from satisfied customers on your online store or service website.

FYI: You can embed Google reviews widget automatically with EmbedReviews platform. Start a free trial and display your Google reviews now. 

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Generate & embed your Google Reviews.

Try EmbedReviews, generate Facebook and Google reviews, and display social media reviews widgets on your website. Automatically and in seconds.

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