How to Get Star Ratings for Your Site in the Google Search Results

When you see text ads on Google search pages you will see some which have a star rating beside them. These are called Google star ratings and they’re a way for Google to keep you informed about sellers ratings.

GOOGLE STAR RATINGS AS SHOWN IN SEARCH RESULTS

Here’s an example of how they look…

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Try out our Widget / Snippet code and Reviews Platform now with our 14-day FREE Trial.

Only 2 lines of code for you to place on your website or blog.

Show your reviews in a list or a scroller and have your ratings appear next to your SERP results.

www.testimonialrobot.com

How to Get Star Ratings for Your Site in the Google Search Results

Adding our Testimonials or Reviews widget to Big Cartel

The ideal way for Big Cartel users to add a review or testimonial page is create a new blank page. Follow the link below to find out how to do this.

Creating a new page in Big Cartel

Once you created the blank page give it a title like Reviews or Testimonials.

Then clicking on the HTML code button you can paste the full code from your testimonial robot email.

 

<h1>Testimonials</h1>

<div id=’trobot’></div>
<script …. ></script>

Like so, into the page and save. This is just a basic example – style and layout as you see fit.

Customer Review Widget

 

 

Adding our Testimonials or Reviews widget to Big Cartel

Google Seller Ratings

When you see text ads on Google search pages you will see some which have a star rating beside them. These are called seller ratings and consumer ratings, respectively, and they’re a way for Google to keep you informed about sellers.

About seller ratings

Here’s an example of how they look…

trobotserpratings

Try out our Widget / Snippet code and Reviews Platform now with our 14-day FREE Trial.

Only 2 lines of code for you to place on your website or blog.

Show your reviews in a list or a scroller and have your ratings appear next to your SERP results.

www.testimonialrobot.com

Google Seller Ratings

Google Rich Snippet SERP ratings for your website

Our SERP widget / snippet is perfect for your website!

After adding our snippet / widget and indexing with Google you should soon see the familiar google rating stars appear next to your Search pages results for the pages in question.

This doesn’t happen overnight but usually within a week or two, some lucky ones get it within hours of implementing our widget.

Some caveats are that this will not work on the website home page….Google do not permit this.

But otherwise you should be fine as long as your reviews are genuine and valid.

Our service is a great alternative to the other rating widgets that do not provide rich snippet features.

Customer Review Widget

GET YOUR FREE TRIAL SNIPPET TODAY!

 

Google Rich Snippet SERP ratings for your website

Google SERP widget for SEO

Do you have a dedicated product or service page on your website?

Then our SERP widget / snippet is perfect for your website!

After adding and indexing with Google you should soon see the familiar google rating stars appear next to your Search pages results for the pages in question.

This doesn’t happen overnight but usually within a week or two, some lucky ones get it within hours of implementing our widget.

Some caveats are that this will not work on the website home page….Google do not permit this.

But otherwise you should be fine as long as your reviews are genuine and valid.

Our service is a great alternative to the other rating widgets that do not provide rich snippet features.

Customer SERP Review Widget Snippet

 

Google SERP widget for SEO

New Review Star Selector

For customers that wish to have more choice of the Star graphic we are adding a host of new star graphics to choose from the new Rating Library.

The new option will be available on the main dashboard allowing users to have more options for customizing the star images for matching the color schemes of their website.

This feature is being introduced now and will be live before the end of June.

PS. Another new item coming in early July are Testimonial Robot badges for customers to use on their websites.

Customer Review Widget

New Review Star Selector

Keeping your business website healthy

Our review widget is quite lightweight and loads asynchronously after the rest of the content has loaded. But many widgets, plugins and other items on your website can end up bloating it and increasing the page load times for your users.

If something is installed on your page and offers no value then consider removing or swapping with something that is value-added or adds value to the site.

Examples of non-value added:

  • Weather widget added to eCommerce website selling tech goods
  • Quote of the day widget added to Travel website
  • Twitter widget added to site that does not utilize their Twitter account

Testimonials and Reviews are key to many commercial websites today and offering extra bonuses like ratings in SERP results makes having a widget like ours invaluable for your business.

Being dynamic as well means that the SERP rating updates automatically with each new review that is added. So when Google next indexes your page your new rating will be applied.

If you want to try out our widget visit here.

Customer Review Widget

 

Keeping your business website healthy

Rich Snippets for Products / SEO

Where can I show Rich Snippets for my products?

Rich snippets will work on all pages except the Home page!

But if you have a product or service page and have some reviews then Rich Snippets is a great selling tool when combined with review ratings to show in your SERP result pages.

 

How OUR rich snippets show in SERP result pages…

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Above you can see the results of our widget in creating the Rich snippet data in real time with the latest indexed copy of your page as stored by Google.

How the process works:

  1. Add our snippet to your product page
  2. Collect reviews with ratings from you customers or ask them to populate the Testimonial Robot widget form
  3. Use the Google Add Url to re-index your page or wait for Google to auto re-index
  4. Test that all is working as should be using site:www.yourdomain.com in Google

That’s it! But remember to allow Google time to re-index properly. It can take a week or two in some instances.

Now as new customers add new reviews for you, your SERP rating score and votes will increase automatically without having to update your web pages individually.

Super, isn’t it? Plus you don’t need to update your pages each time you have a new batch of reviews :)

Would you like snippets and our review collection widget for your website? Then check out our trial below.

Free 14 day trial

Customer Review Widget

Rich Snippets for Products / SEO

Experience at SaaStock 2016

Filling the Gap

I never had the chance to attend the Dublin Websummit as the value seemed too low and the event very diluted and broad. The sheer scale of the Summit made it look like you would be attending a crowded concert or football game and a bit overwhelming.

Also, the pricing of the web summit amazed me too, wow!!

Websummit was too expensive
“Startups & Bootstrappers, we don’t want you! we want businesses with tons of cash!!”

 

Out of the crater left in Dublin post-websummit there was a new convention coming and this one looked worthwhile, valuable and relevant to my SaaS business. That event was to be SaaStock and was brainchild of Alex Theuma of the SaaScribe blog.

It looked to be very interesting and great value for money, as it targeted my core area of interest, so I decided to give it a shot!

SaaS City Talks

I attended the SaaS City Bootcamp and was second to arrive at the venue, I wasn’t sure I was at the right place as their was no sign on the door. But after a short while things got going and more attendees arrived for the networking session. The talk itself was fully booked out weeks in advance. Many of the Saastock attendees were wait-listed for access to it.

Once the talks started I was delighted. I had not been to many talks on SaaS or the SaaS Sales side of SaaS business so this was a pleasant surprise.

Fergus Gloster’s talk was entertaining and very informative, as it contained tons of great actionable content from his time at many companies, including SalesForce. I felt I had missed a trick and should have been taking notes. But it turns out we would be given the slides later.

Next talk from #Slack was great too! Wow, what a success story! I would loved to been a fly on the wall when they launched the first version of #slack that obtained 8,000 customers in 24 hours! Phenomenal momentum!

We then broke for tea and scones, how Irish :)

Patrick from PriceIntelligently was next and his talk was also entertaining and opened my eyes on my pricing. I intend to follow his advice. And thanks for the great T-Shirts Guys!

Dave Blake from ClientSuccess was next and was such a nice guy! And their business is a great success story too. Their Customer Success SaaS product looks very polished and professional and they are committed to all things Customer Success related.

Some of the guys then took to the streets for a Pub Crawl and then the Welcome Party in the Powerscourt House. I had business to do so I couldn’t attend and being my home town I was less likely not to have other commitments.

SAASTOCK – the Main event

Early start again and I was Darted to the RDS location just in time to make Des Traynor’s talk. It was like a timeline of the Internet and software evolution, but it was very entertaining.

Through out the day there were many great talks and I can’t write about them all as I should because I had not intended to write a blog on it, until today.

There were two stages and at most times each stage area was full and had many other viewers standing and listening to the talks.

For fund seekers there was a great Investor Zone area with many big names like Scale Venture PartnersPointNine, 500 Startups to name but a few. We could see the pitches and deals been discussed, perhaps some up and coming SaaS businesses were partnered up with some big venture funds on the day. There was definitely a hive of activity in there.

The lunch was great. I had expected standard fare, but was pleasantly surprised at the effort the SaaStock team put in. There was Fish Shack, Bagel Factory, Eddie Rockets, and many more.

The weather was nice enough to really enjoy the outdoor marquee where lunch was held. We were accompanied by atmospheric Acid House Music provided by local Dublin DJ Alex Donald. I had the Fish and Chips from Fish Shack which was very nice indeed!

I attended the rest of the talks and meetings with great fellow entrepreneurs and had the obligatory Guinness for the networking session at the end of the day.

Most of the attendees were heading on to the Odeon for the After party that evening. Unfortunately, I was not staying in town as I need to head out to meet my partner for dinner and a show elsewhere but I am sure it was a great night!

Overall Impression of Saastock 2016

I met many  great people at their respective business stands and was super excited to try to get the Chartmogul app for Testimonial Robot.

I had a lot of interest from potential users for Testimonial Robot that want to use our White Label offering to collect feedback from their customers.

We are in talks with a business that may want to create multiple accounts with us. So we have a lot to show for attending the event, new contacts, some to many signups, great success stories and a great learning experience on the recent developments with the SaaS community.

A well organised and valuable event that I am glad to have attended. Congrats to Alex and his team for putting on a great event!

Customer Review Widget

Experience at SaaStock 2016