What Happened To My Google Rich Snippets?? End Of Review Stars In Search Results?

published on July 20, 2020

My website just got hit by this maybe your website got hit by this or if you have clients their website just got hit by this google has something in their search results called Rich Snippets it's those stars if someone leaves a review and and you can optionally try to

Show the review stars in the Google listing and what happens is it's very eye-catching right someone does a search they see stars not just words and it will draw your eyes there and you'll click on it well those are called Rich

Snippets and there are tools for WordPress to add those Rich Snippets to your website and Google will sometimes pick those up and show them for your website results when someone when they're suggesting your website well all

Good things come to an end there have been some changes with Rich Snippets my website got hit hard so if you're wondering where the heck your Rich Snippets have gone then maybe this is info that is going to help you so here's

An article that says Google cracks down on some Rich Snippets reviews but there's other Rich Snippets where they've changed the rules with it and tightened it on up and this is based on information that Google recently put

Out so essentially here's like three rules that Google's being very clear about Google is now showing review rich results only for a clear set of schema types for review snippets non self-serving reviews this I've seen you

Go to a you do a search in it it's the products website and every page on that website it's showing sixty-seven or some random number of reviews and they're all five stars those are self-serving reviews and they're gone already they're

Gone now okay and reviews that have the name property within the markup this is where you have to pay attention to this right now so even if the rich snippet the schema

That you're using on your website for various pieces of content is not going to be affected per se with regards to the self-serving concept and some of the review schema types that are not going to get those stars anymore you still

Have to make sure you go in and make sure this property is set up right I'll be for the first to admit that it's not on my website so all of the Rich Snippets for my website have been wiped out what this means though is if you

Have been relying on a reliable provider for that to add schema to your website so for me it's WP schema Pro or schema Pro something like that it's my brainstorm for so I'll have to get a link and put that down below so you can

See the exact schema tool that I'm using and it's probably a good time to have a brand new video tutorial about schema point being they released an update a few days ago and if you're not using that schema tool and you're using

Another one you're gonna want to make sure that the developer is going to provide an update but that doesn't solve the problem updating it doesn't solve the problem I have to go in there and I have to add the name a property and then

I have to put information in that name property so I have a little bit of work to do maybe you have a little bit of work to do as well here is a list of the schema types that are going to show Rich

Snippets so we got books course episode events games how-to movie product organization recipe and all of that so each of these schema types have different requirements I know this is kind of a techy topic but it's a very

Important topic if you were using this and your notice your snippets are now gone from Google now you may know why now some times the WordPress theme that you're using the theme developer is putting those Rich

Snippets in or the schema that would generate those Rich Snippets in the theme well you want to make sure that that theme developers on top of it as well if you're losing your snippets in google anyways if you have clients

And they notice their stars are gone and they're knocking on your door now you know why if you're googling your own website and they're gone now you know why I'll go ahead and work up a new tutorial for Rich Snippets

Given this information it's a good time to do that anyway and I will put that out and add a link in the video description down below as usual I want to you to share your opinion in the comment section down below remember to

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