Personal Message from Vova:
Hi Guys, my name is Vova Feldman and I'm the lead developer of the App. I would like to personally thank you for trying the RatingWidget for Shopify app! If you have any questions, feedback or issues - please feel free to contact us. I assure you that we read every comment and will do our best to get back to you ASAP. One last ask - kindly be gentle with the reviews ;)
Social Proof is highly important in today's web e-commerce economy. Here are some studies that explains how the ratings can increase your products conversion rates:
Rating-Widget will add a special rich-snippets that will add ratings right into your store's Google SERP (Search Engine Results Page). This will make your SERP more attractive and eye-catching!
Well... this is quite obvious. Once your SERP results include the ratings, your search incoming traffic will increase - your store will get more leads which mean more potential customers.
When you install this app, you will be placed on the Basic plan. This plan is completely free for unlimited number of products and up to 50k Monthly page views, forever. After you install the app, you can upgrade to the white-labeled premium version with Google's Rich-Snippets integration. To learn more about our awesome premium features, check out our pricing page.
We have many customers who have the ratings shown in Google SERP (Search Engine Results Page). We follow Google's best practices and constantly improve the app according to the newest updates making sure that your product page will pass Google's official Rich-Snippets testing tool.
Having said that, we cannot guarantee that Google will show your stars in the search results. No one can guarantee that because
only Google has access and control of its snippets algorithms.
This algorithm which "decides" whether to show the stars (or not) is based on multiple variables like the search keywords, page popularity, device type, search country and much more. Therefore, if you don't see the snippets, it doesn't necessarily mean that other people can't see them as well.
Our recommendation: if you choose to upgrade for Rich-Snippets - please strictly follow the instructions on the after upgrade page. Then, test your product page in Google's Rich-Snippets Testing Tool and give Google between 2-5 weeks to crawl and potentially show the ratings. Also, do not try to play the system by faking votes, the same algorithm will easily spot that and will blacklist your snippets.
If Google sync and choose to show the ratings in the results - AWESOME! If not, you can easily downgrade back to the Free plan. Note: There won't be refunds for claims related to Rich-Snippets.
(*) Premium features