How to Find Your Google Places ID

The standard way to find your Google Places ID is to go to and search for your company name.  (There are plenty of articles that cover this.)

But sometimes it just doesn’t work.

Sometimes your company won’t show up in the search above.  Whether it’s a problem with Google’s database, or something else is hard to say.  But one thing is clear: it’s frustrating.

I came across this problem today after trying to add a link to Google Reviews for one of our clients.

The Solution: How To Find Any Google Place ID…

1.  Search for your business on Google.

screenshot of someone right-clicking the review button and highlighting Inspect Element.

Right-click to Inspect the “Write A Review” button.

2. Inspect the “Write a Review” button.  To do this in Firefox, right-click and choose “Inspect Element“.  In Chrome, right-click and choose “Inspect“. (Most browsers follow a similar process.)

screenshot illustarating how to right-click and bring up the developer tools.

The developer tools will reveal that which is hidden.

3. Find “data-pid” as shown above. (This part is a little tricky, but just look inside the <a> tag until you find data-pid=).

screenshot of a browser's developer tools pointing out where you can find the PID.

The data-pid (outlined in red) is what you are looking for…

4. Copy the characters within the quotes (as shown above).

You now have your google Places ID.  Paste this somewhere you can easily find it.