Google Updates Document On How Reviews Impact Local Rankings

Sep 23, 2020 - 7:31 am 0 by
Filed Under Google Maps

google gold stars

Google has slightly updated the document on the local ranking factors, specifically the section around how reviews impact local rankings. The change was from "will probably improve" to "can improve" local rankings in the document.

Zach Mettra posted on Twitter the new version says "more reviews and positive ratings can improve your business' local ranking." The old version said "more reviews and positive ratings will probably improve a business's local ranking."

It is also its own sentence now.

Is this an important change? Hard to say, here are what some local SEOs have to say:


Forum discussion at Twitter.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More

May 17, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Remove Your Content From Google's AI Overviews

May 17, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Ads

Google Ads AI Summaries Live For Some Advertisers

May 17, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Maps

Order with Google For Food Delivery Going Away End Of June

May 17, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Two New Googlebots: GoogleOther-Image & GoogleOther-Video

May 17, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Google Merchant Center Image Policy Enforcement Going On The Item Level