I have a website where I review a few local businesses. I have one page per business, where I present the business and explain my review.
My goal is to have rating stars shown in Google search results (based on my review).
- should my root type be a
- or should it be a
LocalBusiness seems to make sense because I have a lot of information about the business (prices, geoloc, etc.), but since it's not my business it might not be appropriate. Also there is this message in google's documentation:
We are currently piloting this feature with a small set of initial providers. We hope to open up the feature to more providers soon. Register your interest in our form.
So it seems stars will actually not work unless I register to some beta (my website is really small and in french, nothing that Google will really care about).
Review works to show stars then that's enough for me. But if I use
Review, can the
itemReviewed be a
Thing? If it's a
LocalBusiness it seems I need to provide a lot of information that's not useful for the review. Google says:
You can supply ratings for the following content types:
- Local businesses
So reviewing a
Thing might not be a good choice, but at the same time reviewing a
LocalBusiness might not be good too:
(the last point does not fit with my website where I'm the one writing the reviews)