Rating not showed on google search. (9 posts)

  1. lpccoder
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't know why but the rating of my post are not showed on google search, after some investigation I found that at google master webtool site:

    Reviews: Does your review use count instead of vote?

    Your marked-up review uses count instead of votes. count specifies the total number of reviews for an item. votes specifies the number of people who provided a rating, with or without an accompanying review. A review can specify count or votes, or both. However, whenever you include count, the page must also contain markup for each reviewed item.

    If, after implementing the suggestions above, rich snippets still aren’t appearing for your site, let us know. While we won't be able to individually reply to everyone who fills out this form and we can't make guarantees about how we may use data from any particular site, we may be in touch to learn more about your data.

    Seems the wp-postratings stores user votes as count instead as a vote, and that's why rating are not showed on google search.

    Can you modify the code to get the ratings at google search?


  2. Poi5on
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is also something I would love to see.

  3. Lester Chan
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am using count because the schema says http://schema.org/AggregateRating

    ratingCount Number The count of total number of ratings.
    reviewCount Number The count of total number of reviews.

    And the ratings is showing up for me on Google Searches, not all but some.


  4. Lester Chan
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am using the same format as WP Extend Plugins -> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-postratings/

  5. lpccoder
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, you can make a test: change count to votes and verify if all the post ratings are showed up at google search. Won't you?
    So we can solve and close this question or maybe Google is wrong and will accept, nobody knows when, our ratings implementation

  6. lpccoder
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ooops, or maybe you will include reviewCount and voteCount to ensure schema.org and to please google requirements. Is a suggestion I forgot.

  7. Lester Chan
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I added in reviewCount. - http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/651148

    You can download and replace your postratings file http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/export/651148/wp-postratings/trunk/wp-postratings.php

    I did not add in voteCount because it is not in the specs. If you can find it in the specs, please pass me the url.

  8. lpccoder
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm not an expert on this question but I found that url that maybe gives some clues:

    And says that:


    Google recognizes the following aggregate review properties, derived from the hReview-aggregate microformat. In general, you can use the same property name for microdata, microformats, and RDFa; where the microdata/RDFa and microformats property names differ, the microformats name appears in parentheses. Properties in bold are required. Each item must include at least one of either count or votes.

    But after reading a while:

    Google supports rich snippets for these content types:

    Businesses and organizations

    So What are posts? Recipes? or Reviews?
    As I said before, I'm not an expert and maybe we are trying to do something that we can't.

  9. Lester Chan
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Post are generic more towards review if you ask me.

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