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    No More Gold Stars on Organic Results?

    I saw on Twitter yesterday that gold stars disappeared from Facebook pages in Google's SERPs. Now a client just emailed me and they are missing their gold stars that were on their organic listing due to the review Schema markup. I've been thinking this is coming for a while now. I noticed the pages that still have them on his site are the ones that haven't been cached in the last couple days (last time Google crawled them was last week).

    Is anyone else seeing this?

    https://www.seroundtable.com/google-...ews-20922.html

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    Re: No More Gold Stars on Organic Results?

    Thanks for raising Joy!

    I saw Barry's post about FB yesterday. But didn't know the rest of organic was gone, except the ones still stuck in cache.
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    Re: No More Gold Stars on Organic Results?

    I'm not 100% sure yet. I'm seeing them on some Allstate agents that were cached yesterday. Ex: Allstate Agent, Charlottesville, VA - Life, Home & Auto Insurance | Christopher Burke

    I'm wondering if possibly the criteria changed?

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    Re: No More Gold Stars on Organic Results?

    I doubt that Facebook's review stars are going anywhere. They've been around for less than 3 months, as I first reported.

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    Re: No More Gold Stars on Organic Results?

    Hey Joy,

    Two of my clients that I checked still have them.

    Facebook looks like it has lost their stars although Yelp still has them. So, it's not a clean sweep.

    I had a client that got their stars taken away before. Just one. One day they were gone. I tried a different markup, no dice. It was like Google singled them out and suppressed them. Not sure what the deal was.

    Keep us updated!
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    Re: No More Gold Stars on Organic Results?

    Josh,

    Mike Blumenthal actually sent me this yesterday and it explains the disappearance on both the client I was looking at and all the Facebook pages - https://plus.google.com/106943062990...ts/JDKtAwwpytV

    On Facebook, the reviews are actually on the reviews tab, not the timeline, so there are lots of Facebook URLs that have stars, just not the main URL for the Facebook page.

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    Re: No More Gold Stars on Organic Results?

    Interesting on the Facebook note. Thanks for sharing.

    On rich snippet stars, lots of our clients don't have crawlable reviews on the page marked up; they're in pictures. Still have the stars though and still have that one client who doesn't have the stars even though his format is the same as everyone else.

    But it is good to note the post Mike linked.
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    Re: No More Gold Stars on Organic Results?

    Hopefully Yelp is next

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    Re: No More Gold Stars on Organic Results?

    Hi Guys,
    First - new to the community, but been a long time reader, so hello to you all!

    I recently posted about this on Twitter, but thought you guys would like to read/see this as well.

    Here's my twitter feed:https://twitter.com/MaxinderSoni/with_replies

    I noticed AVVO created rich snippet images on it's category landing page, such as "Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer."

    What I found interesting was how they implemented the snippet, and how it collided with my interpretation of Google's policies on how snippets are embedded.

    https://twitter.com/MaxinderSoni/sta...978626/photo/1
    Take a look at the screenshots I took.

    https://twitter.com/MaxinderSoni/sta...400128/photo/1


    I am curious to know your thoughts. It's very interesting how the rich snippet was implemented differently on the Chicago Criminal Lawyers category landing page, versus the Los Angeles Personal Injury lawyer landing page.

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    Re: No More Gold Stars on Organic Results?

    Hey Max welcome! And congrats on graduating from lurker to member!

    Short on time right now but am interested to check your Twitter posts when I can.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
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