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    Question Oh My Stars! Are Google Review Stars Changing Colors?

    There are reports of green, gray and red Google review stars in the SERPs according to Barry over at Search Engine Roundtable.

    Google Switching Rating Stars From Gold/Orange To Green

    He shows screenshots of the various colored stars that are being reported.

    Google. Testing. Always testing...

    Anyone seeing different colors?
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    Re: Oh My Stars! Are Google Review Stars Changing Colors?

    I'm partial to red...
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    Re: Oh My Stars! Are Google Review Stars Changing Colors?

    Haha good one.

    "Dino says, since I live at this forum, I've been seeing Red stars all along!"
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    Re: Oh My Stars! Are Google Review Stars Changing Colors?

    I wish they would put their resources towards more useful things.... The orange stars are fine!
    The green looks yucky.
    And the red is good in the ads section to further seperate ads from organic search results.

    Rainbow stars would be nice, however. I'm ok with that.
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    Re: Oh My Stars! Are Google Review Stars Changing Colors?

    Totally agree Kate. The green look terrible to me too. And gray would blend too much.

    Gold or red would be my vote.
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    Re: Oh My Stars! Are Google Review Stars Changing Colors?

    Just weird. I agree with many of the sentiments expressed here. Of course, Google will almost certainly agree with the click-thru data, which may or may not agree with us!
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    Re: Oh My Stars! Are Google Review Stars Changing Colors?

    Interesting they even tested green and red, in light of UX.
    First thing that comes to mind is the red/green colourblind factor. What colour would they look like to those people?
    And then there's the cultural norm of red typically the colour of danger or warning.

    I can't help but think these colours will go the way of authorship photos.

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    Re: Oh My Stars! Are Google Review Stars Changing Colors?

    Lots of folks on G+ tonight, including Phil Rosek are reporting seeing different colored stars again.

    I'm still seeing orange, but a Dentist today was seeing blue. Phil is seeing gray. BLAH!

    What color are you seeing?
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    Re: Oh My Stars! Are Google Review Stars Changing Colors?

    I'm still seeing orange.
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    Re: Oh My Stars! Are Google Review Stars Changing Colors?

    For the most part I see orange but there have been a few cases of green, red, and yellow (screenshots below). I also noticed grey...but not for local results. The grey stars are usually for the organic results (I've seen it a few times with yelp).

    The strange thing with the different coloured local stars is that the first time I saw them I asked my colleague to do the same search from her computer and she saw them as orange.

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