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Google Review Extractor

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Start the bot and wait for completion
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About this bot

In short: This online tool extracts reviews from places on Google Maps and provides them as a downloadable CSV, Excel or JSON file.

Have a look at this example output file for a better understanding of what the bot does.

To extract reviews for a particular place you will need to provide one of the following:

  • CID
  • place_id
  • keywords

Find examples in the description below.

Video tutorial

Watch a detailed video walkthrough of extracting reviews from Google Maps.

How to scrape Google reviews?

A fast and simple review extracting software, this bot can be used for multiple purposes.

You can easily grab the following details:

  • Review author name
  • Review author URL
  • Profile photo URL
  • Rating
  • Review text
  • Time published

How to export Google reviews?

  • Sign up on Botster
  • Go to the bot's start page
  • Select your location
  • Specify how many reviews you would like to scrape
  • Enter the keywords, place_id or cid. Each query must go on a new line.
  • Click the "Start this bot" button.

That's it – the review extraction process has started!

Troubleshooting

It’s best to use CID or place_id for extracting reviews, because keywords may sometimes return zero results.

Extracting hotel reviews from Google

This bot does not extract hotel reviews from Google Maps. We are currently working on a solution. But it does extract restaurant reviews.

Software walkthrough

1. Open the Launch bot form

Click on the "Start bot" button on the right-hand side of this page to open the spider's form:

2. Enter the details

Give your "Job" a meaningful title, and optionally specify (or create) a project folder:

3. Select your location.

4. Specify how many reviews you need to scrape.

5. Enter your queries. Each query must go on a new line.

You can enter up to 3 types of queries during the same session:

1. Keywords (⚠️ format: keyword + location)

Examples:

  • bars in Bratislava
  • Bukowski Bar Bratislava

2. Place_id (⚠️ format: place_id:12345678)

There are 2 ways to find a company’s place_id:

a) Using the Google Maps Scraper:

  • Go to the Google Maps Scraper’s start page.
  • Enter your keywords with locations.
  • Select how many places your would like to export.
  • Launch the bot.

The place_ids will be in the ‘Place ID’ column (take a look at the example file).

b) Using the Google Place ID Finder tool:

  • Open this page.
  • Scroll down until you see the map.
  • Enter the place name into the search field on top of the map. (e.g.: Bukowski Bar Bratislava) and press Enter. The place_id will appear:

Bukowski Bar

Place ID: ChIJ-9HGmEOJbEcRYuybEfzWZ8o

24, Námestie SNP 142, 811 01 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia

  • Copy the place_id.
  • Add place_id: to it. The result must look as follows: place_id:ChIJ-9HGmEOJbEcRYuybEfzWZ8o (⚠️ no spaces!).

Remember that the place_id can change with the time, meaning that you’ll need to recheck it.

3. CID (⚠️ format: cid:12345678)

To find a company’s CID, do the following:

  • Open Google Maps.
  • Paste the company name into the search box (e.g.: Bukowski Bar Bratislava) and press Enter.
  • Go to the URL located on top of the page, replace “http://” with “view-source:”, and press Enter.
  • The code page will open. Press “CTRL+F”, insert “ludocid”, and press Enter. The CID is located between "ludocid\\u003d" and "\\".

Example:

<...> ludocid\\u003d14584862296378174562\\ <...>

To provide you with the full list of reviews, the Google Maps service prefers CID and place_id parameters rather than keywords.

6. Set up notifications.

Specify if you would like to receive a notification when the grabber completes the crawl:

7. Start the bot!

Click "Start bot" button on the right-hand side:

That's it! You will be taken to your "Jobs" section. The software is now working and will notify you once it's done.

Data output

After the bot completes the job you can download your data as an Excel (XLSX), CSV or JSON file.

To use this bot you need to register or log in first.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, you can. The table formats available are Excel, CSV and JSON.

It will take you about 1 minute to fill in all the required fields. The bot will do the rest within 15 minutes or so depending on how many queries you’ve inserted.

No. You can do this online on our website.


Endpoint: POST https://botster.io/api/v2/bots/google-maps-reviews-scraper

Request body:

input string or array of strings (required)
Keywords, place_id or cid

coordinates TODO (required)
Select your location<br/>Pick a location from which the bot will be making queries to Google. User-agent location may influence your results.

depth string (required)
Positions
Possible values:

10Up to 10 reviews
100Up to 100 reviews
1000Up to 1000 reviews
2000Up to 2000 reviews
3000Up to 3000 reviews
4490Up to 4490 reviews (max possible)

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Now that I've read dozens of reviews (scraped by this bot), I know all the naked truth about my competitors in the nearest surroundings, and this insider information comes from the most critical and reliable audience - their clients. And I'm going to do better than the competition!

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A very time-saving software! Just a couple of minutes to fill in the necessary fields - and voila! You have all the necessary information (reviews, author names and so on) at hand.

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Pricing options

Up to 100 reviews

Retrieves up to 100 reviews of a place from Google maps.

  • Fast delivery
  • CSV, Excel
301 credits~$0.30

Up to 1000 reviews

Retrieves up to 1000 reviews of a place from Google maps.

  • Fast delivery
  • CSV, Excel
450 credits~$0.45
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