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  • After adding the shortcodes to a page, I ran the page through Google’s Structured Data testing tool.

    The results came back with two errors for AggregateReview.

    1. rating: The property Rating/rating is not recognized by Google for an object of type Rating.
    2. votes: The property Rating/votes is not recognized by Google for an object of type Rating.

    Looking at the code generated for this page, this is the AggregateReview
    <div itemscope itemtype="">Overall rating: <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype=""><strong><span class="value" itemprop="rating">0</span></strong> out of <strong>5</strong> based on <span class="votes" itemprop="votes">0</span> reviews</div>

    According to the website,

    Since June 2011, several major search engines have been collaborating on a new common data vocabulary called


    Shouldn’t the reviews be updated to match the review markup found here ?

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  • Plugin Author Nuanced Media



    We are currently in the process of a large scale overhaul to correct many of the remaining bugs in Rich Reviews. The two above errors can be eliminated by simply removing the itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="" from the span wrapper inside the aggregate review. This should have been corrected in our latest update, however I will take a look. As I said above there will be a large scale update released later this week or early next, with the above correction, among others.


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