Star Ratings in Google Search Results

Our review score widget allows you to easily integrate rich snippets with review data on your website. Rich snippets are a powerful tool for enhancing your website's search engine visibility, as they usually boost your click-through rates. In this article, we will guide you on how to use our widget to add review data to your website and ensure that your rich snippets comply with Google's guidelines.

Displaying star ratings in search results cannot be guaranteed, as it is entirely dependent on Google and beyond ReviewForest's direct control. We recommend, in line with Google's advice, not to include the script on your website's homepage but on subpages that have content directly related to the reviews.
If you still want to include the script on your homepage, note that Google often only awards stars once all subpages have successfully received stars. However, there is no guarantee that Google will grant stars to your homepage.

Checking the Implementation:
After implementing the review score widget, you can use Google's Rich Snippet Testing Tool to verify whether the script has been correctly integrated on your web server and is recognized by Google. If everything is in order, you should find a review snippet in the structured data section.

The speed at which the stars appear depends on how frequently Google crawls your website, which usually takes several days. If you have an account for your website in the Google Search Console, you can expedite this process by re-indexing the pages where the script is embedded (enter the URL of the subpage in the tool's search bar, confirm, and then click "Re-index").

In the Google Search Console, you can also check whether your rich snippet has been correctly integrated. To do this, go to the 'Enhancements' category in the left sidebar menu and find 'Review Snippets'. Here, you will see errors, warnings, and valid pages for the implemented snippet.

Make sure to read our How To Article: Add Star Ratings in Google Organic Search Results

Updated on: 31/03/2023

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