On the Google Maps app or directly on your computer desktop at Google.com, you can write reviews for places you’ve visited or places that provided you a service. A gmail address is not needed to leave a review but a google account (any email address can be used such as yahoo, hotmail, etc.) would need to be created.

Create a Google Account

A) Go to Google.com and type in the [business name][city] and click Write a Review.

B) A box will pop up to sign in. Click Sign In.

C) New page will show sign in location with an option to create an account. Click Create Account.

D) Click "I prefer to use my current email address" (blue link within form) to create a Google account without a gmail address.


E) Fill in remaining form such as your name and a password. Click Next Step.

F) A window will pop up to agree to privacy and terms. Scroll to bottom and click I Agree.

G) Next, you will need to verify your email address. Click Verify Now.

Once verified, you are now ready to sign in to your new google account and leave reviews!

Add a Rating or Review

Open the Google Maps App on your iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or tablet.


A) Type in the [business name][city]. You can also use your current location to find a business listing if you are at the place of business while leaving the review.

B) Select the Business listing.

C) Scroll down and click on the “Rate and Review” section.

D) Write a review about your experience, service, and so on.

E) Finally, click on the “Publish” button.

Your review will be visible in Google Maps until you take it down. After your review is published, you can edit what you wrote, or change the rating and pictures you included.