Yelp, Google, and Facebook Reviews

Have you wanted to embed reviews from the big boy providers – specifically Yelp, Google, and Facebook? Tired of manually entering them into your WordPress website or using their embed codes? Final question… do you happen to have our WordPress Testimonial Pro plugin?

A few months back, we released v2.3 with the ability to use the WordPress REST API and grab testimonials that you published from one WordPress website and display them onto another automatically. No more needing to constantly update multiple websites with new reviews.

Publish once and push to the rest. Magic!

I honestly have no idea how many of our customers use this feature. I’m going to guest that 90% of our users probably don’t as it’s really geared towards a specific purpose – child, sister, mini-sites, etc. where there is a single brand but multiple domains or landing sites for marketing. Another use would be on a project that I work on called PartnersLocal. This is a directory of our marketing customers giving them a landing page for online search that summarizes their services, reviews and contact information. Works great. Google loves it and we use BNE Testimonials on it for this purpose. Reviews are published on the customer’s website and we use the API in the directory to fetch them.

With the API in place within the BNE Testimonials plugin, I was now able to take it a step further to allow more users to take advantage of it. Now with v2.4, I’ve expanded the API to include reviews from Yelp, Google, and Facebook. Below is an example of all three. I’m going to showcase my families dental office in Covina, CA called Arrow Smile Dental.

Yelp Reviews

Jovi V.Jovi V.

Highest recommendation for Dr. Victor Rosales and his team here at Arrow Smile Dental

this review includes a ***personal anecdote

I live 30 miles away...Read More

Joe D.Joe D.

This is the best dental clinic I've been to so far. Doctor Victor Rosales and his staff are very professional and accommodating of my family's needs. They...Read More

Facebook Reviews

Leo TerryLeo Terry

CEREC zirconium crowns are the most amazing technology and Dr Rosales and his staff are the BEST a very happy client. 🙂

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Amy StortzAmy Stortz

To my favorite dentist, Dr. Victor M. Rosales. Thank you for giving me my smile back!
Dr. Victor Rosales, DDS., of Arrow Smile Dental (Orthodontics Implants Cosmetic), is the best in dentistry. He has a great team of family and staff. They are all top of the line professionals, with superb workmanship, artistry and state of the art equipment. A CEREC Milling Unit (for same day crowns & implants). A lab on site, 3D Imaging, and TV/DVD for his patients to watch while waiting, or just to relax, if they wish. He has other Hi-Tech equipment, as well, to achieve a precision alignment, which goes hand in hand with that perfect smile, that I now have. I have had poor teeth for about 15 years, and have had many dentists. None of which, have been better at the Mastery of Dentistry, than Dr. Victor Rosales. He has transformed all of my ugly teeth into a beautiful smile. I am 71, and my teeth look better now, than when I was 20. I thought there was no hope, unless I spent a fortune. His fees are very reasonable, and affordable for all incomes, and he will work with you. He is very caring, compassionate, and patient with a desire to make his patients happy with their results. Dr. Rosales is also very good with children, and has a way of making them calm and relaxed. He will always be my dentist, and even though I will be living hundreds of miles away, I will fly or drive to Arrow Smile Dental, for all of my dental needs. If you need quality work, at an affordable price, then you need to call Dr. Rosales to set up an appointment. You will thank God you did. I do every day....Thank you so much!

Always, your most grateful patient,

Trisha D. McLaughlin

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Google Reviews

Daniel WymanDaniel Wyman

My experience was truly second to none. Luis was incredibly helpful, thorough and informative. Found my dentist for life. 🙂

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Rona KracherRona Kracher

Dr. Victor M. Rosales is AWESOME!

We have been to many dentists before and we haven't met anyone so nice and charming dentist like him. He will make you feel comfortable and relax in his Spa like office and his office staffs are friendly and approachable too. We're so glad that he is our family dentist now!

More power Dr. Vic...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

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Yellow Pages Reviews

Becky M.Becky M.

I As A New Patient With Alpha Dental {Logan} Would Like To Express My Appreciation, For A Recent Referral To A Specialist @ O.S.U. Thank You Alpha Dental For Showing Much Needed Concern For Referring Me To A Specialist ! I As A Cancer Survivor Realize That I Am High Risk For Cancer . Taking Every Precaution Needed To Prevent Cancer From Reoccurring . Alpha Dental Has Gone Above And Beyond Providing The Best Proper, And Quality Care For The Patient ! Thank You For Setting High Standards In The Best Quality Care ! 5+ Services !

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Justin W.Justin W.

Dr Harman was a good American dentist. So may times these days you can’t even understand the language a dentist is speaking. He was friendly, honest and down to Earth. I will be referring all my friends and coworkers to him.

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Looks like they have some decent reviews. Text is even truncated thanks to a new option with this release so those super long testimonials and reviews won’t take a lot of space initially.

Now some caveats… Each provider has a few basic rules for using their API. All of them require their branding of course. However, Yelp only allows at most 3 reviews from their “Yelp Sort” list, Google allows 5, and Facebook opens the flood gates but requires you to be an administrator of that page.

How about we throw in some awesome badges? This is also new with this release. A badge is an aggregated schema powered widget that will automatically show the average rating, total count, business name, and provider’s logo, and links to the website review page. If you’re using with with BNE Testimonials only – your self published ones can also use this as it will automatically calculate the rating and total for you as well. Of course you can also manually enter your stats if you choose so (except with the API ones).

sampleArrow Smile Dental
4.5 Stars - Based on 37 User Reviews
sampleArrow Smile Dental
4.4 Stars - Based on User Reviews
sampleA Custom One...
4.4 Stars - Based on 235748 User Reviews

If you haven’t used BNE Testimonials Pro yet, give it a try. There is a free version (very basic) on the WordPress repo. The free one doesn’t have the API, themes, layout options, etc. Check it out and if you like what you see, you’ll love what you can do with the Pro version. You won’t be disappointed.

  1. Reply Patricia <span class="says">says:</span>

    Didn’t know about this feature of reviews! I would love to have on my contact page a selection of my best reviews from the whole site.

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