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How to Get Stars in Google With Rich Snippets?
How to Get Stars in Google With Rich Snippets?

A quick introduction to Rich Snippets and stars (scores) in Google organic Search results.

Arezou Solouki avatar
Written by Arezou Solouki
Updated over a week ago

Rich Snippets are indeed an essential factor in getting Google to display your reviews prominently in search engine results. Rich Snippets are structured data markup that webmasters can add to their web pages to provide search engines with more detailed information about the content on the page.

Rich snippets (also known now as Rich Results) can sometimes be confusing and frustrating to work with. Therefore, we have created a straightforward guide to alleviate any stress, which includes useful tips and hints to assist you in achieving organic product review stars on Google. Our aim is to simplify the process and keep you on track toward achieving your goals.

What are Rich Snippets?

Google and other search engines display star ratings alongside search results, exclusively for businesses that gather product reviews and include the appropriate snippet on their product/service pages. By leveraging Rich Results and the associated advantages they offer, you can benefit from this feature. Rich snippets are a form of structured data that can be added to the HTML code of a webpage. This additional information helps search engines, like Google, to read or 'Crawl' your webpage and understand the information you present. By providing more context and detail about the content, rich snippets can help improve the visibility and relevance of a webpage in search engine results pages (SERPs). The use of rich snippets can also enhance the appearance of search results, making them more visually appealing and informative for users. There are several different types of Rich Snippets, but the most important, as far as this article goes, is the Product Review Rich Snippet (1).

Where Does Google Show the Stars?

Free listings allow customers to see products from your store across Google. By adding structured data to your product pages, you enhance the presentation of product information in Google Organic search results ( including Google Images and Google Lens. )

It appears as a few lines of text with product information (price, availability, product reviews) to provide customers with more useful information.

This enriched display allows users to conveniently access a wider range of details, including pricing, availability, review ratings, and additional relevant information, directly from the search results.

What are the Benefits?

  • Increased CTR

    Review Rich snippets can make your products stand out in search engine results pages (SERPs) by displaying additional information such as star ratings and review counts, and prices, directly in the search results. which can increase the likelihood of users clicking through to your website.

  • Improved User Trust

    Review rich snippets can help to establish trust with potential customers by providing social proof of your products or services. Seeing positive ratings and reviews from other customers can help to instill confidence in your brand and encourage users to make a purchase.

  • Competitive Advantage

    Google is constantly scanning your website to determine what it is you do and offer to representatively display your services. by using review-rich snippets, you can differentiate your product from competitors and increase your visibility in search results.

  • Better SEO

    By including review rich snippets on your website, you can improve the visibility and relevance of your product in search results, which can lead to higher rankings and increased traffic.

The structured data we get most excited about here at Flowbox are Product Rich Snippets. In a nutshell, it is specifically structured data on pages where you display reviews for your products, which allows Google to pull this information and display it in a search, and give you those fantastic benefits!

How to Implement Product Rich Snippets?

Google Rich Snippet requires including structured data at the head of the page. In Flow box Rating and Reviews, it is possible to include it on the product page by simply implementing List Widget and activating the setting in the Platform. It can typically take up to 2-8 weeks once rich snippets are installed for Google to start displaying your stars in Google natural results.

Here’s a summary of the most essential e-commerce product markup that Flowbox is exposing to drive more clicks and, ultimately, more sales.

  • name: The name of the product.

  • image: The URL of a product photo.

  • description: A detailed description of the product

  • gtin: Global Trade Item Number is a unique product identifier such as gtin8 / gtin13 / gtin 14 /

  • mpn: The manufacturer part number.

  • brand: The brand associated with the product being offered.

  • aggregateRating: The average rating based on multiple ratings or reviews.

  • offers: The offer price of a product

Review(s) information Including the following

  • name: The name of the author of the review

  • datePublished: The date that the review was published.

  • ratingValue : A numerical quality rating for the item

  • reviewBody: The actual body of the review.


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