Google Shows Ratings Snippet 8 Out Of 11?

May 8, 2014 • 8:04 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Rich Snippets SpamDan Barker spotted a fun rich snippet in Google where the ratings displayed for an IMDB movie result was 8 out of 11. Out of 11, not 10, 11. Dan posted this on Twitter and said "The only title on IMDB where the review is out of 11."

Here is a screen shot:

Google Shows Ratings Snippet 8 Out Of 11

If you actually look at the markup it indeed says the bestrating property is 11, so technically this is what they are passing to Google.

Other movies do not do this, such as Frozen:

Google Ratings Snippets

It is just interesting how something like this can happen on the IMDB side, you'd think this would all be standardized.

I wonder if soon we will be seeing publishers start doing X out of 1,234 or something weird like that to make people do a double take.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: Well, it seems like it was done by IMDB as an Easter Egg, shows how many movies I watch. Here are details:

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05/08/2014 12:17 pm

But...those reviews go to eleven. This is a funny little Spinal Tap joke.


05/08/2014 12:26 pm

Don't you think it's simply an Easter egg? If you had seen "This is Spinal Tap" you would know...

Barry Schwartz

05/08/2014 12:26 pm

Hmm, maybe, I’ve never seen it.


05/08/2014 12:33 pm

One of the more memorable gags from the movie is the amplifier that goes to 11. When I saw your headline I was laughing, assuming the movie was Spinal Tap and that you were seeing a neat easter egg.

Barry Schwartz

05/08/2014 12:38 pm

Thanks, added to the story, now that is funny. I need to watch more movies. :)


05/08/2014 03:44 pm

rating scale is arbitrary... technically they represent values between 0 and 1.


05/09/2014 08:26 pm

LOL. This one goes to eleven! I love that scene!

Mayur More

05/13/2014 12:03 pm

I also saw one strange suggestion last week from Google. I was searching for "web development" but while searching it suggest me a Google plus profile of someone.

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