How to Show Star Rating in Google Search Results

You probably have seen many web pages showing star ratings for a product or reviews in Google search results, these are basically called Google Rich Snippets Review Ratings. Rich Snippets are few lines of text that appear under search results, which will give users a sense for what’s on the page.

Rich snippets basically provides short summary of a page for a specific query in Search results. The Star ratings not only look nice, it’ll also boost your CTR and improve SEO rankings.

How to Show Star Rating in Google Search Results

Why you should Add Rich Snippets for your Blog?

As per Google, rich snippets extract and show more useful information from web pages than normal pages. These Star ratings look appealing to users and there’s a high chance of users clicking it.

So it’s highly recommended to make use of this Google Rich Snippets feature. If you’re a WordPress user, then it’s easy to add Rich Snippets to your Website.

WordPress Plugins to Show Star Rating in Google Search Results


Author hReview

Author hReview WordPress Plugin

Author hReview plugin comes with pro and free version. Author hReview is one of the best Star Rating WordPress plugin which will boost your product reviews in Google Search results with eye-catching snippets. It’ll show little yellow stars in Search results which will definitely increase your click-through rates.

With paid version you can give half star ratings for your post reviews, you can get different rating box templates, add images to the rating box, you can sort reviews in widgets, add shortcodes to display rating boxes anywhere in the posts/pages.

Author hReview is the best plugin to add rich snippets and show star rating in Google search results. You can check Author hReview here (Aff. Link).


All In One Rich Snippets

All In One Rich Snippets Plugin

This is another Rich Snippets plugin which will help you show Star Rating in Google Search results. Like its name says, it supports all the following types of Schemas: Review, Event, People, Product, Recipe, Software Application,Video, Articles.

After Installing you have very little work, it also displays cool looking Rating Stars which will Boost your Click-Through rate and SEO rankings. It also helps Facebook to display proper information when users share your links on Facebook.

It’s a free plugin, you can download it here.


kk Star Ratings

kk Star Ratings Plugin

kk Star Ratings is a Rich Snippets plugin which will show Star Rating in Google Search Results. This plugin has lots of features; kk Star Ratings allows blog visitors to involve and interact more effectively with your website by rating posts. It has cool mouse over effects and animations such as fueling of stars.

Also Includes a widget so you can show top rated posts in your sidebar as well. Can also be filtered by category. You can manually select where to show the ratings. It can be on homepage, archives, posts or pages. You can choose your own Images.

It’s also a free Plugin. You can download it here.

Further Reading:


Displaying Rich Snippets Star Rating in Google Search Results will help you improve your site’s Click-through rate and SEO rankings. Use these WordPress plugins to take advantage of Google Rich Snippets Star Rating feature.

Bonus tip: You can buy premium SEOPressor plugin or Spike Theme from MyThemeShop (you can use Mythemeshop coupon code to get offer) which has In-built Rich Snippets Star Rating feature with Integrated review system.

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  1. says

    Hi Adithya,

    Great list of rich spinet of Review plugins for WordPress. These plugins are really helpful for blog for show rich snippets in google search result.

    Thank you for sharing these plugins list with us…. :)

  2. says

    Hi Adithya,
    Cool plugin. I had always wondered on how some people to manage to do the star ratings in google search results. The best thing about it can lure the person to click our blog article from the search results as it will definitely attract the person’s attention.

    Thanks for sharing this post from which we all came to know about this plugin.


    PS: I ended up here from where I have kingged and commented on the article.
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  3. says

    Hi Adithya,

    I’ve been seeing this star rating and review thing snippet in SERPs for many times. All that while I used to wonder how one such thing could be pulled of on blogs of mine. You know, on an education related blog of mine, I used to rate books and educational institutes etc.

    First, I thought that it was only an inbuilt function of some themes only. But now, I know exactly how to get one for my blogs!

    Thanks for bringing this information and these cool plugins to my attention! Much appreciated!

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  4. says

    Star Ratings is really helpful for gaining the trust of the visitors and thereby enhancing the click through rate. I have used the plugin All In One Rich Snippets for my own blog. Thanks Adithya for sharing the list of plugins.

  5. says

    WordPress truely mean business! I like the whole idea since we can be able to see the rating of a sit and the review even before visiting it which will be an assurance that what you are looking for in a site is really worthy your visit thre.
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  6. says

    Click-through rate for sure is going up, not sure how much help for ranking but indeed it’s a a great plugin every pro blogger should have. See you next time buddy.

  7. says

    The year is 2015 and my question is are these plugins still working in Google.

    Please can you advise what is currently working

    I look forward to a response.


  8. says

    Hi Adithya..!
    i hope you are fine, i have tried kk star rating plugin in my blog. now there is a problem.
    when i searched my post with, it shows my rating fine. but when i search my post with keywords, google doesn’t display in public search results. what i have to do with my blog?
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    • says

      Hi Ali,

      Same happening with my blog as well; I think google recently changed their algorithm to show star ratings only for High Authority blogs. We can’t do anything about it!

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