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Do Google Business reviews contribute to better search rankings?

Err, reputation with customers first, then search engines: Your customer should focus on reviews regardless of SEO due to the fact many people nowadays look at reviews before considering a service or ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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Is there a direct link to "write a review" for our business on Google that can be put in an email?

There is a great (and short) tutorial on how to create your Google Business Review link: https://support.google.com/business/answer/7035772?hl=en The synopsis is Go to the Google Places API. Find ...
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Proper Microformats for a 1-100 and or a 1-10 rating

Google supports a wide range of ratingValues should it be 1-5, 1-6, 1-10 or even a 1000. You do however have to use bestRating since Google assumes 5 by default. It's very flexible and can even start ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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Can you put your own reviews in microdata tags for organic listings?

Yes, it is easy to abuse with fake reviews. And that's not OK with Google. It violates their terms in that you should not deceive your users, and the offending sites and pages might be penalized. In ...
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Is using aggregate rating structured data for every page considered spam?

No, that’s exactly the intended purpose of AggregateRating. If the video has a rating, there is no point in not providing the rating in structured data, too. By using the itemReviewed property, it’s ...
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What are the advantages of using a 3rd party product review aggregator compared to self managing reviews?

It depends.. do you want control of your reviews or allow anyone to leave one even if they never did business with you? Keep in mind the most "helpful" reviews on most review sites are sadly, the bad ...
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Can use microdata on stars instead of a number in reviewRating?

If you don’t want to display a structured data value on the page, you can use the meta element (if the value is a URL, you have to use the link element instead). That said, if you have a Review, ...
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How many reviews to include in Schema markup (JSON-LD) on product pages?

I think a webpage should only be applying schema markup to the reviews that are actually on that page. Schema markup helps Google determine what content is on your page. And so applying schema markup ...
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Can you write a review schema for a place that charges an entry fee?

Okay. Here is what I see. I do not see any reference to dropping ratings from the SERPs for charging an entrance fee. The article and Googles announcement do not seem to mention this. Both, the ...
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Review site domain: xxxxreview or xxxxreviews?

I'd have to agree with Patrick Mevzek's comment, "Why not buying both domains and redirecting one to another?" Whichever you use, someone is going to screw it up and enter the other one so having both ...
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Citing or embedding a summary of a movie review from another website on my blog. What SEO issues might I encounter?

Is it acceptable to show summarised or cite movie reviews and ratings from other websites? Legally, it depends. In most countries, it is ok to quote/summarize when naming the source. Especially if ...
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Schema and rich snippet for website having only one (non-user) review of each product?

It appears that the most relevant review structured data type is the critic review. This is because it isn't a combined score from reviews submitted by many users which would use the user review ...
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Impact of reviews on SEO

Generally rating system wont give you any boost on SEO, what they will do is increase your CTR especially if you earn rich snippets (displaying stars in Google results) Since you have your own rating ...
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Putting Google+ and Facebook reviews on my website with Schema.org

There is no Issue With This. Google Will not Count it as Duplicate Content. But It will be the Best to Integrate with FB, Google Reviews directly on the site. You can use FB, Google Tools Or Any WP ...
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Spamdexing with reviews? How to stop Google from looking at my reviews?

Generally, you should use a separate review for every product. In practice, this might be heavy to achieve and maintain, so that one may resort to the solution you did. I believe this would not ...
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