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# 11
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Thanks for putting up the image; I have been busy for some time and have yet to update GMBToolBox; I just updated it :) next URL you decode should work perfect;

 

Thank you! - http://gmb.reviewsmaker.com

IBest,

Ilan
Developer @ ReviewsMaker
Check out GMBToolBox http://gmb.reviewsmaker.com (free tools to enhance your GMB experience!)

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# 12
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@Ilan P

 

Guessing @Thomas R B  started with an inappropriate  GMaps URL.

 

I  started from his KP and  switched then to GMaps.

 

In this situation the Chrome extension of  "getfiveStars" did the  trick

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# 13
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Thanks for the effort!

I wonder why this does not show up in PlaceID tool?

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# 14
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My algorithm which “scans” the URL for the place ID needed to be updated as Google makes updates to its page; after you’ve reported your issue I noticed GMbToolBoX returns the place ID with an extra character (there was a slash at the end, actually) which means a recent changes to Maps likely shifted some characters where my web application didn’t correct itself for assuming the returned value was correct;

 

Google is known to constantly update, change, try and deploy new things and services like GMBToolBoX which depend on structure also need to be modified to keep up with the changes; I’ve updated and tested several URLs and it’s all good now :)

 

There’s a better way for me to code this actually; I wish I had the time to return back to this but I will try and release the next big update (I’ve figured out a way to allow you to communicate with your reviewers, wait till you see it!)

 

Thanks again for using (or trying to use) my tool; this by far has been the greatest hobby of mine and a joy to work on out of all the things I build; 

 

Best,

Best,

Ilan
Developer @ ReviewsMaker
Check out GMBToolBox http://gmb.reviewsmaker.com (free tools to enhance your GMB experience!)

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# 15
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I am also having a similiar problem. What is strange is that the first two URLS I tried were successfully decoded. However, after that, the decoder didn't work anymore.

 

The two remaining huge URLS are:

https://www.google.com/search?q=martinizing%20Dry%20Cleaners%20piedmont&oq=martinizing+Dry+Cleaners+...

 

and

 

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=lcl&ei=iPYzW42yHMmEsAWp_rfwBg&q=martinizing+Dry+Cleaners+alamo&oq=...

 

 

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# 16
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I figured out the issue. You need to view your google maps location from your GMB dashboard. It wont work if you do a simple google map search and find your business.

 

Thanks!

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# 17
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Correct! That is the way GMBToolBox is intended to be used; I’ve just released a new feature which allows you to chat with customers who left you a review via Google Hangouts (was trying to release this for a month), I’ll update the web app to accept longer maps URLs next or show an image “how to” indicator to help others who got stuck at the decoding process;

 

Thank you for using the tool; always feels awesome when stuff I build actually gets used :)

 

Best,

Ilan
Developer @ ReviewsMaker
Check out GMBToolBox http://gmb.reviewsmaker.com (free tools to enhance your GMB experience!)

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# 18
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No worries, phenomenal tool!

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Thank you!

 

Best,

Ilan
Developer @ ReviewsMaker
Check out GMBToolBox http://gmb.reviewsmaker.com (free tools to enhance your GMB experience!)