hi fellow warriors - quick question for exp IMers

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How do you get the star rating images in the search results?

here is an example:



help is much appreciated =)
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  • Profile picture of the author surgematrix
    Which search engine is this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mitchell Assin
    google search engine ~
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    They are called Rich Snippets. You basically add certain markup language to your page that the Google search engine can then read and use in the search results.

    You can read more about them here:

    Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Introducing Rich Snippets
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  • Profile picture of the author Mitchell Assin
    do you know if they have any plugins to automate this?
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by massin View Post

      do you know if they have any plugins to automate this?
      Yeah, it's quite simple if you are using Wordpress. I use the GD Star Rating Wordpress plugin:

      GD Star Rating | A WordPress Rating System | »

      That plugin is all setup to work with Rich Snippets.

      When I search my posts using the plugin on Google it will show up the star rating and also the number of people who have voted, etc, just like in your example above.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mitchell Assin
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        Yeah, it's quite simple if you are using Wordpress. I use the GD Star Rating Wordpress plugin:

        GD Star Rating | A WordPress Rating System | »

        That plugin is all setup to work with Rich Snippets.

        When I search my posts using the plugin on Google it will show up the star rating and also the number of people who have voted, etc, just like in your example above.
        you are the best! thanks - I've searched far and wide with no luck! and I am very exp with IM lol I run my own business and everything haha

        anyways if you need any help just send me a msg =)
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    Never knew that before! Thanks WillR. I've learn something new today.
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    • Profile picture of the author epark732
      Hi,
      I just installed this plugin and set it up. Do I need to do anything other than set it up within wordpress to get the stars to show in the search engines? As of now I don't see them. Do I need to add markup language to the html of the page that I want the stars to show for in the search engines? If so what language needs to be added. I can see the stars on the correct page of my website, but not in the search engines. Sorry for all the questions, but this is a cool little trick I'd to take advantage of.

      Thanks

      Eric
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by epark732 View Post

        Hi,
        I just installed this plugin and set it up. Do I need to do anything other than set it up within wordpress to get the stars to show in the search engines? As of now I don't see them. Do I need to add markup language to the html of the page that I want the stars to show for in the search engines? If so what language needs to be added. I can see the stars on the correct page of my website, but not in the search engines. Sorry for all the questions, but this is a cool little trick I'd to take advantage of.

        Thanks

        Eric
        Eric, no, you don't need to do anything else apart from install the plugin. As with any other changes you make to your website, they do not update on Google immediately. Google only comes and indexes your site every so often so you will need to wait until the next update before changes are reflected in Google.

        I'm also not certain if you need to have at least 1 vote for the stars to show up. Obviously there's not much point in showing a blank rating so you might just want to vote for your page yourself or ask some friends or family to vote for it.

        Other than that, the rest should all happen automatically.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    In the local results, each logged-in Google account can vote on a single search listing also, from within Google's search results.
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