Google Search Console adds review snippets performance, enhancement and testing reports

11 Feb 2020

If you have implemented reviews on your pages, you won't want to miss out on these new tools and reports from Google.

Google announced new reports within Google Search Console to help you with your review snippets. If you have reviews on your snippets, these reports helps you to find out any issues with your implementation and monitor how this rich result type is improving your performance. Google is also sending email notifications of issues in review snippet via Search Console. Google added a new enhancements report, a new performance report and added new support for review snippets on the rich result testing tool.

Here is the tweet announcing this:

Rich snippet enhancement report. The new rich snippet Enhancement report is available for those sites who have implemented reviews or ratings structured data. The report allows you to see errors, warnings, and valid pages for markup implemented on your site. If there are items you need to fix, like other enhancement reports, this report will walk you through the process of fixing the report.

Here is a screen shot of this new rich snippets enhancements report.

Rich snippet performance report. With that, Google also added a way to see how well your rich snippets are performing in search within the Google Search Console performance report. You can see your review or rating marked-up pages on Google Search and Google Discover using the new “Review snippet” search appearance filter. You can check the impressions, clicks and CTR of those results and deeply filter into more queries and other parameters.

Here is a screen shot of the rich snippet performance report.

Review snippet in rich results test. Google also added support for review rich snippets in the rich results testing tool. This gives you faster access to possible errors with your review snippets. You can access this tool over here.

Here is a screen shot:

Why we care. If your site implements reviews on its pages, these tools can open up a lot of information on how well those pages are performing in the Performance report. It can also help you debug issues with pages not yet showing the reviews in the search results.

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