August 12, 2014 – We are proud to announce that PowerReviews has been selected as an approved aggregator to supply ratings and reviews for Google’s new product ratings program.
This new program, announced last week, adds star ratings and reviews information to Product Listing Ads (PLAs). PLAs appear alongside the majority of product-related Google searches, and as a preferred partner, we’ll be providing a direct syndication feed of reviews to Google on behalf of our e-commerce clients.
Now ratings and reviews are further embedded within the Google search experience, enabling reviews to be seen by hundreds of millions of shoppers each month. By providing review data for the product ratings program, we’re making valuable information available to consumers at the online decision-making moment, what Google has called the “Zero Moment of Truth,” and helping to send merchants more qualified customers.
For almost a decade, we’ve been driven by the value of ratings and reviews. Google’s decision to include star ratings in PLAs further validates the growing importance of this information as a critical and expected part of the purchasing decision process. When we re-introduced PowerReviews earlier this year, we made a promise to dedicate ourselves to continuously innovate on our platform and providing value to our customers, and this recognition is evidence of that commitment.
This program will allow our brands and retailers to take full advantage of their reviews, extending the reach and value of that information. Our structured catalog and reviews syndication work hand-in-hand to increase Web traffic and click-through rates and ultimately drive sales and conversions.
With our Express and Enterprise products, we’re uniquely positioned to serve brands and retailers of all sizes, from SMEs to enterprises. We’re equipped to help our clients quickly set up with syndication to take advantage of this program immediately.
Visit our Google Partnership page to learn more about how to add star ratings to your Product Listing Ads.