Gold Stars Are Back on Google Plus Reviews and Ratings.

Yes, gold stars are back on Google Plus Reviews using Google Maps App on Android.

By: John Wilson    My Google Profile 


July 10, 2013

I got an update on my Google Maps App on my Android phone today.

Note: For some reason my Icon link to the app on my homescreen simultaneously disappeared. I am not sure why that happened???

Anyway, back to what’s new with doing a review of a business if you are using Google Maps app on an Android phone.

It immediately looks significantly different.

You can still type in a search term for Business Name, City, State, which gives you a map with dots showing results. Click a dot and you get that business page showing photos, reviews, etc.

Maps may open showing, not a map, but your Recent Search terms.

Find the magnifying glass which gives you a place to enter a new search term and then a map displays.


auto dealers in conyers ga

















A Map View shows like this:

map view of auto dealers, conyers, ga
















Touch a point on the map and the Business comes up at the bottom.

Touch the Business name and drag up from the bottom to expose more of the page. 

drag business name up from bottom


You see a “washed-out” looking Rate and review with gray stars. Touch a star and they turn Gold. Touch another star if you want a different rating.

gray stars until you touch them

















As soon as you touch a star for the rating they turn Gold and you are ready to start typing your review. You see the Publish button if you are signed into your Google Plus account and it tell you who you are posting as.

Gold Stars show when you select one.

















Drag up a little more and you see All reviews for the business.

All reivews for business.

















This process is really streamlined if you already have a Google Plus account.

Another view is available from the map view by touching the icon of (3) horizontal bars at the top of the page. It brings up a Results view.

Icon for Results List is at top
















The Results List view

Google Plus Results View from a Search. 
















Touch one of the Results to see that business marked on the Map.

It is really pretty Slick and Quick with a lot of Information!!


map view of auto dealers, conyers, ga
















Take a Look at a Search from Your Google Maps App!

I think that you will Like It!

Gold stars are back!


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