How to: Write a Review for a company on Google+
What is Google+ used for?
Google+ is a type of social network used to follow interests instead of following people. It is absolutely for everybody. In this case we will be using it to share our thoughts on how well or poor a company performs, informing the public of our experiences.
Does Google+ cost anything?
No, Google+ is free to everyone and does not require any financial information.
What to consider when writing a review?
Consider all the things you noticed during your experience with the company. Include things like cost, accuracy of order, communication skills, presentation, location, and whether or not you would refer a friend there.
What will you need?
- Access to a desktop computer or laptop
- Access to the internet
- Experience using a web browser
- Experience using a mouse and keyboard
- A Google+ account (Click Here for instructions on creating a Google+ account)
Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes
Finding a Local Lising and Writing a Review
In your web browser type “plus.google.com” then press enter.
If you already have an account with Google, you may log in and skip the rest of the steps in part one. If you do not have an account, continue to follow the directions here in part one and you will have an account shortly.
Now that you are logged in, you can begin searching for a place to review.
At the top left corner of your webpage is a Google+ logo, just under that logo is a button that says “Home” and has an arrow facing down. Hover your mouse cursor over this button. Do not click it, it will drop down automatically.
Move your mouse cursor down the list that just opened. Locate and click the “Local” button. A new page will open allowing you to search your local business listings.
At the top of your screen you will see two search bars. Click inside the left search bar and enter the company name you wish to review. In the search bar on the right, enter the city and state of the company location you want to review. Press enter. Now your search results will be displayed just below the blue bar displaying exactly what you searched for.
Locate the business listing you wish to review. If necessary, scroll down the page to review the results.
On the right side of each listing is a small map. Just above the map are two buttons. By hovering your mouse cursor over the buttons for 3 seconds, a text will appear with a description of what the button is for as seen in Figure 3. Click the right button that has a pencil image in it. This button is to write a review for the chosen listing.
A box should appear in your screen over your webpage. Now you may rate the company from one to five by clicking on the stars located above the big empty text box as seen in Figure 4.
Click inside the text box and describe your experience. When you are content with your words, locate the button on the bottom left that says “Publish” and click it.
Now you have completed writing a review using Google+. If you wish to find another company and review it, repeat steps 6-11.