Google Shows Ratings Snippet 8 Out Of 11?

May 8, 2014 • 8:04 am | comments (8) by | 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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