Allison Pope

Program Manager

Amsterdam, Netherlands

How to Find Your Google Places ID

First of all, you need to find Google Place ID: this is the identification of your Google Place (business). It should be like that: ChIJ.., for instance: ChIJ3TH9CwFZwokRIvNO1SP0WLg. If you know it, go to How to create Google API key

Please keep in mind: your Google Place must have a physical address, because Google Place API, which is used in this plugin, works only with a phisical Google places, it’s not possible to connect area or virtual place. Unfortunately, it’s a limitation of Google, not specifically the plugin.

The standard way to find your Google Place ID is to go to https://developers.google.com/places/place-id and search for your company name. But sometimes it just doesn’t work.

 

1 Search for your business on Google.

 

 

2 Inspect the “Write a Review” button. To do this in Firefox, right-click and choose “Inspect Element“. In Chrome, right-click and choose “Inspect“. (Most browsers follow a similar process.)

 

 

3 Find “data-pid” as shown above. (This part is a little tricky, but just look inside the  tag until you find data-pid=).

 

 

4 Copy the characters within the quotes (as shown above). You now have your google Places ID. Paste this somewhere you can easily find it.

 

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