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Previously a Google business listing was required to have five reviews to get the stars to show up. I've heard that now changed to only requiring 3 reviews. I've seen examples of this, but I can't find any details from Google on this change. Has this review requirement changed? Where can I find more information on this change? Thanks!

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@Heidi A

 

please provide such "seen examples"

I haven't seen any yet

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Here are a couple examples.

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pretty interesting @Heidi A

 

My own sailing club got the reveiw score shown up showing two reviews only:

screenshot-www.google.de 2017-02-06 16-54-31.png

 

 

Infact there are three listed - but one is filtered by Googles Algos for violating their policy.

Anyway the score appears for (maximal)

 three reviews at al.

Have to ask Google about this news.

Thanks for reporting

for my own reference only: review score starts now showing for listings

 

 

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Google review scores appear to have gone haywire

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We have noticed that a business with 2 x 5 star reviews and 1 x 1 star review has now got a score (of 5.0) - see image. There are many more examples of this. Any ideas?Screenshot 2017-02-06 22.07.04.pngOnly 3 reviews?Screenshot 2017-02-06 22.07.13.pngScore incorect

Google review scores appear to have gone haywire

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merging this thread with an other one

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to all:

got the feedback from Google the change @Heidi A reported here is intended.

They start showing the review score now for listings with less then five reviews

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Thanks Helmut

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Do you happen to have a Google source for this confirmation? They have been rolling out the Review Filter and then withdrawing it across multiple verticals for over a year now. Also - any explanation for the algorith on my example being just plain wrong (2 x 5 str reviews plus 1 x 1 star review cannot = a 5 star rating overall)?

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Have no "source" @Robin B - you have to trust me having said the truth or are free not to trust me.

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