Google Site Command Showing Review Snippets Only?

Jul 10, 2014 • 8:44 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Irving Weiss, the SEO lead at, shared a thread with me on Moz that in some cases, Google is only showing the reviews rich snippets when the query is a site command.

Here is an example. If you do a site command for this site, you get review snippets:

google snippet reviews site

But if you search for the first result without a site command, the snippets are removed:

google snippet reviews gone

An SEO at LeadHub also reported this in the thread saying:

I'm noticing that several sites of mine are triggering rich snippets for REVIEWS when I do site:search, however when I remove the site:search their results are stripped of rich snippets.

Is this common?

Forum discussion at Moz.

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