Get Star Rating in the Google Search Results (Without a Plugin)



Will there be any problems if we use some fake ratings and number for Aggregate Rating schema?


You can use if a page contains that number or review. Else, no. You should prefer single authored review.

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Hi Gulshan, I have seen websites ranking first applying the markup in the typical “best xxxx” which is not a specific review but rather a guide with several brands as top rated. Do you think Google doesn’t penalize now?


It seems you implemented on one of the forum topics.



It depends on “markup” what kind of they are using. A review markup is for review.

For “Best xyz”, I see some guys use “Votes” markup. For example, when I searched for “best screen recorder for the Android”


It’s showing because of below JSON-LD markup. Do note, the ratingCount = votes.

<script type="application/ld+json">
  "@context": "",
  "@type": "Article",
  "mainEntityOfPage": {
    "@type": "WebPage",
    "@id": ""
  "headline": "Top 5 Best Screen Recorder Apps for Android",
  "image": {
    "@type": "ImageObject",
    "url": "",
    "height": 428,
	"width": 696  
  "datePublished": "2016-01-18T19:33:54+08:00",
  "dateModified": "2018-05-19T17:12:00+08:00",
  "author": {
    "@type": "Person",
    "name": "Jenny Ryan"
 "aggregateRating": {
    "@type": "AggregateRating",
    "ratingValue": "4.9",
    "ratingCount": "60"
     "publisher": {
    "@type": "Organization",
    "name": "Aiseesoft",
    "logo": {
      "@type": "ImageObject",
      "url": "",
      "width": 186,
      "height": 42
   "description": "Want to record the screen of your Android phone? It is unnecessary to rely on the computer or other camera if you have the best Android Screen Recorder on your mobile phone."

I hope this helps.


I had implemented using Tag Manager.


Thank you Gulshan!


Hello @GulshanKumar sir, for each post, can I have to add a separate script on GTM?


In case of GTM, yes seperately for the relevant post you should use.


Is there any generalize way? If I have more than 250 posts, then it is very tough to add this number of script.


Sorry, I don’t know any such method.


Hi Gulshan, do you think I can use this “votes” markup for some of my posts? if so, what’s the route do it? I already know how to markup reviews but I don’t know how to do it with votes. Thanks!!


About Votes


I see, but should I do it the same way I do the review markup? I would like to know in what step I should change starts for votes. Thanks!


yes, the process is almost same.


Any Idea how to do this on Blogger.


@Kanth_King In the Google Blogger Platform, you can add star rating markup by editing each review post.


Can we use the same JSON-LD for Places like for Tourism Articles?


You can use it for the “review article” purpose.