Five reviews not enough?

kellylarson

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My client reached five Google reviews but no gold stars appear on heir listing. Is five no longer enough?
 
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Welcome everyone,
This is my first post on this forum, so be gentle ;)

Based on my experience with reviews (UK) stars shows up after 2-3 days and in 100% cases so far the score was 4.8. If you get 9+ reviews the score goes to 5.

Just my 2 pence. Hope that helps.
 

Linda Buquet

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Thanks Michael! We make fun of the Canucks in here so your safe ;)
LOL Justin! You crack me up! :p

Thanks for weighing in and following me over from the new G+ Community.

WELCOME!

Have to warn you though. Justin is one of my G+ mods, so you'll have to put up with his cute sense of humor over there too. ;)
 

Linda Buquet

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On a more serious note...

I think I've seen a few complaints at the G forum where folks had 6 reviews - one I think even had 10 and no stars. But I don't know if it was a delay thing and maybe they showed up a couple days later.
 
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LOL Justin! You crack me up! :p

Thanks for weighing in and following me over from the new G+ Community.

WELCOME!

Have to warn you though. Justin is one of my G+ mods, so you'll have to put up with his cute sense of humor over there too. ;)
Thanks Linda,

You are my kind of people so not to worry :) But thanks for the warning.
 
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I think we might be in the age when Google will never be consistent, ultimately keeping us all on our toes and scratching our heads. I have noticed the 4.8 stars mentioned above and have never had an issue with reviews showing up within a couple days...Of course now that I have said that Google will now mess with me cause SHE has some serious telepathic powers sometimes. Thanks for the nice comments Linda. Our industry can be frustrating and I try to keep it light. Imagine doing local SEO for Yahoo.
 

ingenioussem

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Interesting topic (like everything else on this forum :),

Anybody knows how many reviews a business has to accumulate so those reviews would start showing in local knowledge graph?

I have 6 and still don't see them.
 

ingenioussem

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I've had 5 reviews for awhile already, and yesterday another customer left 6th review, but still, no reviews in knowledge graph... Google "Ingenious SEM" to see for yourself.
 

mborgelt

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That is curious I recently had a client get their reviews in the KG less than 48 hours after breaking the 5-review threshold. You may want to contact Google if this issue persists we have been noticing some interest things going on with reviews this past week.
 

Linda Buquet

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No that was posted back in Feb. Ingenious SEM has their stars now Michael.

Sometimes Google is just slow.

I think someone at the Pro community said they did a minor edit on the page. (Just changed a word in description or something.) And they felt that helped ping Google to re spider the page and it picked up their new reviews and their stars showed up.
 

kellylarson

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I am running into this again. 5 reviews but no stars. Anyone else experiencing this?

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Thanks for your input!
Kelly

 

Scott Rawlins

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Looks like your 5th review was within the last week. May just need time to cycle through the system. But I have seen it in some cases where the 6th review will also kick in the stars. But hey, it's G, so who knows. :p
 

kellylarson

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Thank you, Scott and Colan! That's what I was hoping you would say. I was afraid that I had missed a new Google guideline.

Have a great day!
Kelly
 

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