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Google+ Reviews with Rich Snippets

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by 1337WuLF, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. 1337WuLF

    1337WuLF Senior Member Premium Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm offering ORM to my clients, and I want to be able to display their Google+ (Google Places) reviews in their serps results as part of my services to them.
    Like this: 813e1552416afa1b27dc02eac5ab3cd5.png

    I've been researching this for over two hours now and I've discovered that this needs to be done with rich snippets, however I can't find a way to do this with the Google+ reviews.

    Is there a way that I can do this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BlueSteele

    BlueSteele Regular Member

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    Google has def made this a lot tougher.

    Best way I have come up with to get around this on client sites is to rotate the reviews with a slider. Cycle through a bunch of them. Or I've heard ppl having them rotate on every page load. Like have 15 in the hopper, show 5 at a time. These routes seem to have some staying power.

    Here is a working one: http://www.nirenandassociates.net/our-team/

    They are only rotating one it seems, but I am pretty sure they are rotating because I know the dev and how he works, and the review showing up in the serps is dif than the one that loaded when i brought up the site. I haven't looked at the code, but suggest you do.

    Eager to hear what works for you.

    -Adam
     
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  3. lifestylemanoz

    lifestylemanoz Newbie

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    Confused about google+ reviews in serps. Doesn't make sense. The g+ reviews will show if you have an associated my business account (places) attached to webpage.

    You can use rich snippets in webpage to display rating in SERPS (article schema) like your example (not sure if google still showing though). Word was they killing this.

    If you want to show google+ reviews on webpage, you can use a plugin for wordpress.

    Hope this helps. I didn't really understand the question properly.
     
  4. BlueSteele

    BlueSteele Regular Member

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    Google has killed this off for most businesses that dont have any business having reviews like this. Lawyers and the like really took advantage and abused the hell out of this while they could. So above I described how I and others have been getting around it, so we can still show our stars and get that CTR up.
     
  5. jacobhagberg

    jacobhagberg Registered Member

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    Do your local clients actually have a RM issue? I would consider trying to get them press/PR over trying to game the system via rich snippets or Schema.
     
  6. TheMoneyTrain

    TheMoneyTrain Newbie

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    I have checked IM related keywords for various services and they don't have the rich snippets. However in a different nice which I am in which is service based, most top guys have the star ratings.