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Testing your Embedded Testimonials with Google and Schema.org

This post shows you how to test your testimonials on your website using the GetFiveStars.com Embed Code Widget. And to make sure the testimonials are being indexed as original content for your website, using the Google friendly “Schema.org” reviews format.

If you have not yet embedded your GetFiveStars testimonials into your website – please read here for how.


1) Copy the URL of the page that you have created to showcase your testimonials.

Reviews page url

2) Visit Google’s free “Google Structured Data Testing Tool” – aka “Google’s Rich Snippet Testing Tool” http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

3) Paste your URL and confirm that all results are “Green Light”

google schema testing getfivestars

4) Additionally you can click “View Source” in your browser and you will see all testimonials as original content of your website – plus the reviews are all wrapped in the important Schema.org Review Markup.

review-schema-source


Troubleshooting Tips:

Q: Reviews or Star Rating  are not showing in the Rich Snippets Testing tool ?

A: This would indicate that your Website is not allowed to execute PHP code.

It is important to know that the Reviews will still show on your website, however without PHP they are not wrapped in the Schema.org format. Reach out to your webmaster or hosting provider and request your website to run and execute PHP. For more info see here.

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