How to Connect Fomo with Google Reviews

Google Reviews is an excellent resource for local businesses.

If you have product or service reviews that you're proud of, hosted on your Google Places listing, you can stream this on your website with Fomo.

Setting up this connection takes just a couple minutes, and requires no coding experience.

Step 1 - Find your Google Places ID

Visit this free resource from Google and input your place of business.

After selecting your result, you should see text "Place ID ..." in the listing bubble. Copy this to your clipboard.

Step 2 - Connect to Fomo

While logged in to Fomo, visit the Integrations tab at the top.

Select 'Google Reviews' and click Connect:

Inside the "Google Places ID" text box, provide the data we found above. Note: do not include "Place ID," just the random string of characters after it. In the example above, the Place ID is "ChIJ96LAxMpKW4YRBgs2Zstiag0."

Inside the "Minimum Rating" text box, provide a threshold for the ratings you want to allow. If you input '3', for example, only reviews with at least a 3 or higher rating will be included in your Fomo notifications.

Step 3 - You're Done!

Going forward, new Google Reviews will be sent to your Fomo event feed, and shown on your website in real-time.

To edit the message structure of your Fomo notifications, simply visit the Templates tab while logged into Fomo, and edit the 'Google Places Review' template.