Google can display Star Ratings in search results for articles or products that have a review system compatible with Google Rich Snippets.
Rich Snippets Vote is a plugin for Joomla! which adds Rich Snippets support for Joomla Voting System and K2 extension. This plugin is compatible with any other voting plugin based on Joomla Voting System.
By using this plugin, you can boost SEO for your website and you can strengthen your website position in SERP. By displaying Rich Snippets in Google search results, your website's links will become more attractive to users.
Rich Snippets Vote uses microdata format, being compatible with all major search engines: Google, Yahoo, Bing.
To test the functionality of Rich Snippets Vote plugin and how Google displays votes in search results pages, you can use Rich Snippets Testing Tool provided by Google.
Rich Snippets Vote features:
- users can choose how microdata code is displayed
- users can display the text "review" or "vote" in search results pages
- display rich snippets in categories, sections and frontpage
- multilingual support
- uses schema.org standard
However two small side notes: I'm finding it dificult to find support for this plugin because I have a question. Secondly I would also really appreciate it to change the type of micodata sets used. Some of my content is recipes the other business listings and another reviews but they all are set as type: 'article'. Maybe this could be an idea for development.
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However, for my website I would like to place the voting stars somewhere in the article but not on top, where they use to be. Is there any code I can type for calling this plugin to show up wherever I want to?
Thanx for the support.
You can use this feature: Display to users -> No. Using this, normal users will not see the actual rich snippet code.
One question though: I run a Spanish-language review site.
Is there a way to change the snippets to display the spanish 'Calificaciones' instead of 'Reviews' next to the stars and number of reviews?
You can hide it to normal users by choosing Display to users -> No. The voting system will be displayed and only bots will see the actual snippet.
Anyway, it is a super plugin and thanks to developper.
any mod that improves your chance of being seen in search results is an asset to your site, This is a FREE mod that most developers would charge a tidy sum for.
Do not underestimate the importance of rich snippets, let your competitors do that :) THANKS FOR THE MOD
It is there a time delay of google?
from already thank you very much!
You have to wait for Google Bot to recrawl your pages.
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