Not All Product Comparisons Trigger The Google Product Reviews Algorithm

Apr 13, 2022 - 6:31 am 2 by

Product Comparison Google

Alan Kent from Google was asked if if product comparison posts like comparing one product against another "count as reviews in the eyes of Google and, more importantly, the Product Reviews Updates?" Alan sent not necessarily.

Alan Kent explained on Twitter that "you can certainly do comparison product reviews," "but just saying "X vs Y" in the title is unlikely to make it considered a legitimate review," he added.

So it all depends on the amount of content, how the content is structured and if you can really call it a product review or not.

Google has been doing basic product comparisons in search for a long time now and then tried to get more sophisticated with buyer guides in search.

But when it comes to what triggers Google to say the product reviews algorithm should look at this piece of content, Google dug more into that in their blog post over here.

Here are those tweets:

Alan Kent added more clarification later:

I should note, Google also does a lot of search related product comparison features, like I mentioned above - these may be slight upgrades to those:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Search Ranking Update, Recipe Blogs Drop, Google Hits Reviews & More SEO, PPC and Local - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: February 21, 2024

Feb 21, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: We Want To Reward The Best Content No Matter Site Size

Feb 21, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Ads

Google Pushing Google Ads Consults In Gmail Accounts Pop Ups

Feb 21, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

Google Ads Sitelink Unknown Eligibility Bug

Feb 21, 2024 - 7:31 am
Search Engine Optimization

Only 20% Of SEOs Think Search Volume Won't Change By 2026

Feb 21, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google

Google App Adds Toggle Between Search & Gemini

Feb 21, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Google Search Console Will Show Links From A Redirected Domain To New Domain