The Review Widget for Reputation Builder has been utterly overhauled with new design types, added functionality, and extra control settings.

WS-Review Widget Updates

Any edits you make to the Review Widget can now be previewed, and then revealed to your website, previously they routinely went reside. Within the Publish section a log of the Newest Modifications Made and Last Revealed On info retains monitor of your edits, while displaying the date, time, and consumer who made the modifications. For those who make modifications however don’t publish them instantly, you’ll get an alert message in the prime right corner. Whenever you’re ready to make your updates stay, simply return to the Review Widget part, and hit Publish Review Widget(Step four).

Word: For those who edit an present Tag Review Widget, modifications go stay if you click on Save. For the Review Badge, when you select a brand new format the format routinely goes stay on your web site.

Out there Review Format Designs

We’ve integrated three new layouts, added look controls to enhance customization, and all types at the moment are responsive and will show persistently across units. Easily combine your branded Review Widget to your web site, and take pleasure in the benefits of unique user-generated content, social proof, and improved search engine marketing.

Vertical Format

The Vertical Format is right for any page that features a sidebar or other cut up format to seamlessly combine in your landing page whereas displaying assessment content material and testimonials.

Horizontal Format

Neatly incorporate evaluations on landing page using the horizontal format, it’s compact design makes it straightforward to insert between paragraphs or in a piece of its own to create rich content material, whereas serving to to strengthen your model’s messaging with actual customer experience.

Full Web page Format

Create a devoted touchdown web page for all your critiques and testimonials through the use of the Full Page Format to showcase your feedback. With this design guests will see a bar graph indicating the distribution of all of your star scores, which provides this fashion a further visible impression, in addition to an extra area to add custom-made content material.

You possibly can choose to incorporate a Depart Feedback button and Hyperlinks to Review Sites to create your personal one-stop evaluation and suggestions hub for clients.

Knowledge Only

The Knowledge Solely choice lets you select what evaluation content material you wish to display, and then offers you with a knowledge solely feed allowing you to completely customise your personal format. This can be a nice choice for businesses who want full management on how knowledge is displayed, and for those that are tech savvy to create the code needed for the extra functionality they want.

Legacy Format (Restricted Time)

Our unique Review Widget design, the Legacy choice, will only be obtainable for a limited time, in order to provide customers a chance to turn out to be acquainted with the new choices. Play around and check out the controls, totally different designs, and then make a selection and publish in your web site.

New Review Widget Settings

New adjustable settings permit you to determine which critiques sites you need to embrace in your widget, how many critiques present per web page, the minimum star score and more.

You Management the Evaluations Displayed

The Review Widget permits you to show critiques from all the sites you’re monitoring, like Google, Angie’s Listing, or TripAdvisor, plus all of your direct testimonials (1st-party critiques).

  • All Evaluations – Show each your testimonials aka 1st-party critiques (marked up with schema) and Third-party critiques (no schema added). The assessment complete and score common displayed are an combination of your testimonials (1st-party evaluations) as Google’s tips indicate that you simply can’t embrace 3rd-party evaluations from different websites.
  • Testimonials Only – Show your direct buyer testimonials (1st-party critiques) which embrace schema evaluate markup, evaluation complete, and score common.
  • Third-party Critiques – Create a Review Widget that displays solely your online critiques throughout all the sites you’re monitoring in your Reputation Builder account. With this feature, the widget does not use schema markup, assessment complete and score common displayed is just for all Third-party critiques monitored and shared.
  • All widget mixture embrace a Filter button clients can use to slender down critiques by source or type by Most Relevant, Most Current, Score Excessive – Low, Score Low – Excessive. Default setting is Most Related, and critiques with content seem earlier than star only scores.

Routinely Display Chosen New Critiques

Preserving your assessment content recent and updated has by no means been simpler. Mechanically display your new evaluations based mostly on your designated star-rating and tailor your widget with the next further options:

  • Select which websites 3rd-party critiques to show.
  • Select the variety of critiques to point out per page.
  • Auto Display Testimonials: Mechanically show content material in your widget if it’s above the chosen score setting. (You still have particular person management from your Buyer Dashboard or Profile too).
  • Auto Display 3rd-Celebration Evaluations: Routinely show critiques in your widget if it’s at or above the selected star-rating.

Regulate the Score Common Calculation

With the update widget now you can modify the Score Average Calculation to incorporate all evaluations or only authorised evaluations. Choosing to include all critiques will show the typical score calculations for the all the testimonials (1st social gathering critiques) being displayed.

  • Handle Your Testimonials (1st-party critiques): Go to the Buyer Exercise, and click on on the Manage menu to toggle Show in Widget to ON or OFF.
  • Manage Your 3rd-Celebration Evaluations: Go to the Success Report and use the Motion menu to toggle Show in Widget to ON or OFF.

Activate the Review Widget

To activate your Review Widget, enter the URL of the web page the place you’ve gotten positioned the assessment embed code in Step 2 of the Settings section for Widget Placement. This is needed for Google schema tips, especially if you will use the Badge Widget or create Tag Review Widgets as you will need to link back to where the primary source of your critiques reside. For step-by-step directions visit our help middle.

Customize the Design of the Review Widget

In addition to managing the assessment content material that seems, you’ll be able to customise the look and really feel of the widget to match the colours and font types used inside your corporation web site and select what content areas to incorporate.

Choices embrace:

  • Add a Suggestions Button: Enable your clients to “Give Feedback” at a click on from the Review Widget and interact them within the feedback process. It’s a simple ON/OFF toggle.
  • Button Colour: Customize the colour of your button to match your brand colors and website design by getting into a hex quantity.
  • Button Font Colour: Choose the text colour that “Give Feedback” displays in.
  • Show Social Share Buttons/Review: Add the power for users to share a selected evaluate to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ with one click.
  • Social Share Image: This image displays on social media sites when a evaluate is shared. Some social media sites show this image and some do not.
  • Display Hyperlinks to Review Websites (Vertical and Full Web page Format Only): Turning this feature on will show hyperlinks to the evaluate websites that you’re request evaluations on, and allows shoppers to click on the hyperlinks and depart you a evaluation.
  • Intro Paragraph Content material (Full Web page Format Solely): Inform shoppers that you simply value suggestions and invite clients to go away a evaluation by adding distinctive model messaging to your widget. Font and font measurement, weight, and shade could be adjusted using Superior Settings with this function.

Tag Review Widget

The Tag Review Widget exists to can help you “filter” the critiques displayed in a widget by tag or keyword. Go to Publish > Tag Review Widget to create a Tag Review Widget.

The alternatives you made in the Review Widget for Step 2: Settings and Step three: Design for the desire apply to the Tag Review Widget. Nevertheless, the format selection for the Tag Review Widget is separate from the Review Widget format.

Tag Review Widget is not restricted to pixel width. Now absolutely responsive, choose Vertical, Horizontal or Full Web page to regulate the widget format to fit your website. For custom layouts, Knowledge Solely is out there. Once you’ve selected a format for your widget, apply or create tags using key phrases to create a filter.

Create your Tag Review Widget to put on your product or service web page and the tags added act as a filter to display only these evaluations that embrace chosen key phrases. Tag Widgets can help you group critiques by content material or theme using our guide tagging performance or with auto-tagging.

Review Badge

The Review Badge displays the typical star-rating and evaluate rely (based mostly on the settings selected for the Review Widget) in a neatly packaged format. Add the Review Badge to the homepage of your web site for a pop of social proof. The badge features a button that links to the Review Widget in your website so that buyers can entry your critiques with one click on.

A extra trendy format has been added and it uses the type preferences chosen for the Review Widget for a extra cohesive look and feel throughout your website.

Ready to Put Your Evaluations to Work?

The Review Widget places the facility of critiques in your web site, while offering the wanted flexibility to show critiques your approach. Add the Review Widget, Tag Review Widget, and Review Badge to your website, and put evaluations to work for you. In case you’re not already signed up for the Reputation Builder, make sure to take a look at our device, and study extra about the way it may help you develop your on-line feedback and evaluations.


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