Allison Pope

Director of Global Operations

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 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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