Google Local Pack With Blue Star Icon For Top Rated?

Dec 23, 2019 - 7:45 am 1 by
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Sergey Alakov posted a screen shot on Twitter of a new icon he spotted in the local pack listings. The icon is a blue comment style image with a blue star in the center. He asked me if this is an ad icon, but I believe this is a top rated icon, an icon that shows this location has a top rating by Google users for some category.

Also, I doubt bars are paying for ads in Google Ads.

Here is his screen shot:

Google Local Pack Top Rated Icon

You can see that the two with a top rating line in the snippet have the icon. I also checked myself and I cannot replicate it and I do not see any ads for these restaurants coming up for me.

Have you seen this icon before?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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