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The customers who know your business do not search - they call, book online or send an e-mail - new or potential customers find your business online in the search that is relevant. Therefore, it all starts on the search engines, where your business visibility is important (SEO) but the ranking in the search results (SERP) is even more important.
Content is the most important thing to master in terms of SEO. If the search engines do not find the content interesting, then the pages are not displayed or with poor ranking (on page 5 or above). Review Snippets can affect the display in the search results (SERP) because the search engine algorithms include markups or structured data. If the web page has qualified content and has structured data, then the search engines read the page's markups and display the coveted stars in the search result itself. That is, as in the example with divorce lawyers. The display of stars in the search result on Google or Bing means that half of new customers fail to check further on, for example, Trustpilot.
Ratings or Review Snippets are often associated with products or e-commerce, because it is on the product or service pages that you want to show customer reviews. Reviews should be displayed on all websites because you don't know which page the search engines will choose to display. My recommendation is therefore to implement review snippets on all web pages and this is where automation comes into play.
Structured data, markup or Schema.org appear "heavy" because the markup script is mostly static. It is copied onto the website, but continues to show a 3.7 rating and 312 reviews until the page is manually refreshed. This is where au2matic.com gets its correction because it is a dynamic script that is copied onto the web pages. A script that retrieves updated customer review data from the database and makes review snippets dynamic instead of static.
If the search engines judge that the website content is interesting, then au2matic.com ensures that review snippets are displayed - customer reviewers' stars in the search results (SERP) and thus the websites' SEO is optimised. Isn't it just getting started?
On September 16, 2019, Google changed their review snippets guidelines for reviews, as described in this blog. The most important changes are the following:
⦁ SEO TrustBoxes for service reviews no longer show review snippet stars (this affects not only Trustpilot, but all service review providers).
⦁ SEO TrustBoxes for product reviews and Google Seller Ratings are not affected by the change.
Here in 2023, au2matic scripts work better than ever and without the impact of Google's changes.