Google Review Slider

Amanda_Ryan
Amanda_Ryan Member Posts: 6
edited January 27 in Discussions

I'm rebuilding a website for a client who has a Google Review Slider in their footer. They would like to keep it there in the new website as they have hundreds of 5-star reviews that they want to showcase.

Is there a way to do this in Duda? I've seen custom Google review widgets but I've not found one that would be good to showcase such a huge amount of reviews.

This is what their current WordPress plugin looks like.

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  • Aj_Cre8
    Aj_Cre8 Member Posts: 342 MVP
    Answer ✓

    That link did work. Have you submitted anything to any of the Duda Experts? I believe a widget like that could be done but the expert would need additional information. Information like Design (the screenshot covers a little) - where the reviews come from (dynamic data, or api integration from a platform), what happens on the "Read More" click (go to Google, or a reviews page). There are a lot of Scenarios where Custom Widgets are request based off of an image, and so much more information is needed..

  • Elizabeth_Fedak
    Elizabeth_Fedak Member Posts: 95 MVP
    Answer ✓

    @Amanda_Ryan So I thought that google limited the number of reviews via API, but just noticed you can get all of the reviews via API now! https://developers.google.com/my-business/content/review-data So a custom widget would be your best bet IMO like @Aj_Pfeil advised.

    GET https://mybusiness.googleapis.com/v4/accounts/{accountId}/locations/{locationId}/reviews
    

    https://developers.google.com/my-business/reference/rest/v4/accounts.locations.reviews#Review

    It can send this data:

    {
      "name": string,
      "reviewId": string,
      "reviewer": {
        object (Reviewer)
      },
      "starRating": enum (StarRating),
      "comment": string,
      "createTime": string,
      "updateTime": string,
      "reviewReply": {
        object (ReviewReply)
      }
    
    
    }
    

    I saw there's a Zapier trigger too so you could easily put all of the reviews into a collection and connect to any dynamic review widget you can find!:)

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  • Aj_Cre8
    Aj_Cre8 Member Posts: 342 MVP

    For a custom widget, you will want to reach out to a Duda Expert. Agencies who have been Vetted by Duda, and certified. Just do a search for Custom Widgets, and take your pick.

    Do you by chance have a link to the current site so we can see an example??

  • Amanda_Ryan
    Amanda_Ryan Member Posts: 6

    @Aj_Pfeil I tried attaching an image and also editing my original post to include an imgur link. Both glitched out and failed. Not sure what's going on but attempting to use this forum has been a pain.

    Here is the link, maybe it will work this time: https://i.imgur.com/tPpKgmg.png

  • Bruce_McCaughan
    Bruce_McCaughan Member Posts: 67

    Hi Amanda,

    I don't want to trample on the community of Duda Experts (in offering a 3rd-party suggestion)...they're awesome (the Experts).

    But here's my $0.02 ...

    1) I use this widget and there is a setting for "All" when you are selecting the number of reviews to suck in.

    https://reviewsonmywebsite.com/

    That said...

    2) Loading "hundreds of reviews" can't be good. It can drastically affect site load times, and honestly, while wanting to showcase one's 5-star reviews is understandable, does the client really, REALLY expect his customers/leads to wade through hundreds of reviews? I would suggest a handful of reviews (the widget can give the overall rating and list the number of reviews) and let them click through to Google to pore through them all if that's their desire.

    3) see number 2 above...but now it's in the footer and loading on EVERY page.

    I would seriously consider scaling down what you display.

    Cheers,