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.
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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?
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.
I am using the same format as WP Extend Plugins -> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-postratings/
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
Ooops, or maybe you will include reviewCount and voteCount to ensure schema.org and to please google requirements. Is a suggestion I forgot.
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.
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.
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