Google Search Console Adds New Reviews Snippet Reporting, Tools & Notifications

Feb 11, 2020 - 7:21 am 0 by

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Google has launched new tools and reports within Google Search Console for review snippets in Google Search and Google Discover. If you have reviews on your snippets or local panels, these reports can help you debug issues, see how well those snippets are doing and more. Google is also sending email notifications of review snippet issues via Search Console.

Here is the tweet announcing this:

Note that you will only see these review snippet options and filters if Google detects reviews on your pages.

Performance Report:

Here is the new performance report that shows you impressions, clicks, CTR of your pages when you filter by the reviews snippets search appearance filter. Google said "this means that you can check the impressions, clicks and CTR results of your review snippet pages and check their performance to understand how they are trending for any of the dimensions available. For example you can filter your data to see which queries, pages, countries and devices are bringing your review snippets traffic."

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Enhancement Report:

The enhancement report now can show you your review snippets and give you tips on how to improve review markup and issues with your code. The report allows you to see errors, warnings, and valid pages for review markup implemented on your site. It can also help you fix an issue, you can use the report to validate it, which will trigger a process where Google recrawls your affected pages. The report is covering all the content types currently supported as review snippets.

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Rich Results Test:

And the Rich Results testing tool also added support for review snippets. Google said After adding Review snippets structured data to your pages, you can test them using the Rich Results Test tool. You can test a code snippet or submit a URL of a page. The test shows any errors or suggestions for your structured data.

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Email Notifications:

Google is also sending notifications through Google Search Console of issues with review snippets. Here is a screen shot from @PeterNikolow on Twitter:

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This is great news, as reviews are one of the oldest markups offered by Google and now Google Search Console supports them.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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