Google Showing Stars for 3/4 Reviews

Eric Marshall

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Just noticed Google showing review stars for GMB listings with 3 and 4 reviews stars in both the 3-pack and the local finder. Anybody else seeing this?

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I just did a couple random searches and yep I'm seeing the stars for businesses with less than 5 reviews as well.
 

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From what I'm seeing, 3 is the new 5. Anyone with 1 or 2 reviews isn't showing the stars. Can you guys confirm that is what you're seeing too?
 

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Yes, looks like 3 is the new 5. Although I came across an exception where a 3 star had no stars. All 3 reviews were one stars so I am wondering if that's why the stars aren't showing?
 

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Now I'm wondering if the age of the reviews might factor into it if there is less than 3. For the 2 you showed with stars, they both had reviews over 2 years old. Wolf Rock did not. However, that theory doesn't hold up with this business who has a 5-year old review:
 

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Wow Robin, yours wins for most bizarre. I'm going to add that to an ongoing thread I have going on with Google to see if they can give me an explanation.
 

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Wow Robin, yours wins for most bizarre. I'm going to add that to an ongoing thread I have going on with Google to see if they can give me an explanation.
Has to be a "soft score" from the other reviews tied to the Knowledge Card, right?
 

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