How to Get Google Review Stars for Your WordPress Website 2018

  • By Darrel Wilson
  • Last Updated: November 2, 2019

Any website owner understands the significance of being ranked on the first page of Google Search. This is the ultimate dream of any blogger or e-commerce site owner. Though one is not guaranteed that people who see the page on the first page of Google will visit the targeted site, studies have shown that many web searchers will do exactly that. Through this blog, we will try to understand How to get Google review Stars for your WordPress website.

Get Google Review Stars for Your WordPress Website

Now that you appreciate the need for high ranking on Search Engine Results Pages (SERPS), I want to introduce you to another strategy of endearing yourself to the bots that crawl websites and eventually ranks sites.

This tutorial is about how to get Stars next to your website on Google Search Engine. By stars, I mean different levels of ranking on products and services on your website. Hopefully, you know that any content or item on your site, which you have chosen to offer to your readers and customers, can be ranked by the audience or target group.

So how to get Google review Stars for your WordPress website?

So, how do you get these stars on your WordPress website? There is a particular plugin called WP Review Pro that will come in handy for this purpose. Schema, a special code, notifies Google that people have rated your content or products and Google algorithms use the information to rank your site on SERPS.

Google started using this code some time ago to help people navigate the search engine with ease. This approach to website ranking helps Google because it is site visitors who indicate their preferences based on their interaction and experience with specific sites. In essence, Review Stars increase the credibility of the results on SERPS.

It is logical that when a page is ranked highly on SERPS and has many stars, people are likely to click on it and be redirected respective websites. Think of it this way; if you want to shop on an e-commerce site and you see a product with a five-star ranking, you are likely to purchase it. It is some sort of a psychological thriller that visitors get.

Let us now delve deeper into how you can integrate the star-ranking system in your website to elicit similar action on Google SERPS. From the onset, you must understand that if you are offering a product, service or blog content and you don’t have a system for visitors to the site to rank your material, Google cannot give you star-ranking on SERPS.

In essence, your site must be configured in such a manner that Google does not consider it a business. You must allow yourself and the services and product you offer to be critiqued and ranked. This, in turn, improves your credibility and enhances the kind of service you are offering.

Now let us begin by looking at the templates on offer when you use this plugin. The good thing about this amazing plugin is that it has a range of templates that will suit a cross-section of needs. For example, you have Amazon, blogs and affiliate products templates to name a few.

products templates

The Amazon template, for example, has bars and tables that are superbly clean. Guest can see the stars review section where they can select the right ‘star’ for ranking the product. They can also indicate the pros and cons of the product, give ‘thumbs up’ and make respective comments. Visitors to your site can also like or ‘score’ your products.

This leads to social signals being sent to Google that your product is ranked highly. Your website will then be crawled by bots for indexing to take place.

However, you may choose to have a product or service not reviewed. You can disable it.


Let us now discuss the price. This plugin is available for an affordable $47. It also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.  The deal is for an entire year. At the risk of appearing to sell this plugin, I want to vouch for the plugin because I use it on my website and I know it is effective.


Remember, though, that ratings can be positive or negative. However, what you should be concerned with is that people are interacting with your content and signals are being sent to Google in that regard.

You can purchase the plugin here

Moreover, I cannot guarantee that you will get stars. What I know is that you will be influencing search engines to rank your page highly. Search engines will crawl your website. They will see the stars and comments. They will determine whether the content you are offering is valuable for people searching for pertinent information.

Again, there are numerous templates that you can adapt, and WP Review Pro will cost you only $47.

How it works

Go to Dashboard, Settings the WP Review Pro. In the General Settings, you can put reviews on everything, including your content, blog posts and product pages.

How it works - WP Review Pro

In the Global Settings, you can style everything to fit your preferences. You can choose the color you want for the star icons. You can also change default settings and make changes in the popup section.

Be as honest as possible to help Google rank your website appropriately and to send the right information to search engine users.

Remember to visit the WP Review Pro Settings page to check how the changes you have made appearances. This page will also help you know the number of people who have visited your website.

Another interesting aspect of this plugin is that you can import reviews from other sources such as Yelp, Google, Facebook and so on.

To review a product, you have to visit the page where the product is displayed and click on ‘Edit’. Products to be reviewed include blog posts and items you are selling on your website. Don’t forget that the whole purpose of this plugin is to influence the search engine to search your website.

However, let me remind you that it is not a guarantee that the Google will be influenced, but it’s worth trying. Always make your content relevant if you are to get the ranking you are looking.

Remember there is no perfect website. Google knows that. It knows how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

How to Review an Item

Under the Review, Review Box section, let us try to review an Item. The Review type is “Star”. There is a drop-down list where you can select what you want to review, for example, a painting, restaurant or food. Select accordingly.

How to Review an Item

You also have to select the author, where necessary after which you will write your review, say in a blog post.  Here is an example of the results of the work we have done so far.

If you have an affiliate product, I recommend using Hostgator. Previously I have recommended Siteground. However, as a DiVi guy, my work is to provide great content for my readers and not to sell anything.

For example, this tutorial is for helping people to get stars on SERPS. The best plugin I could get was WP Review Pro. It has beautiful tables as well.

If you find my work to be good, go ahead and give me stars. I need them too. I want search engines to pick up the stars and rank me up there with the best.

Final Verdict

There you go. I highly recommend Review Pro because it helps you to get stars. Visit my YouTube page and watch the tutorial video. I will appreciate thumbs up. Leave comments too and contact me for further details to get Google review Stars for your WordPress website.


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