Google local business reviews to get more support through schema markup

Google aims to provide more support for local business reviews through schema.org markup. Google launched critic reviews last year. Since then, it has been focusing on providing more support to different review types, such as cafes and restaurant reviews and other local business reviews. Recently, Google had announced critic reviews. Publishers will now be better capable of promoting their content through local knowledge graph cards by using structured data in their sites. This way users can enjoy a whole range of reviews as well as opinions. Critic reviews can be viewed across mobiles and desktops. Local knowledge graphs help expose reviews to a much larger audience. The business reviews in US English are already supported and Google plans to launch the support for reviews in many other languages.Publishers will now be able to select snippets of reviews of their sites as well as annotate them using the schema.org markup. Google has explained the process in detail here. Google is capable of understanding many markup formats which makes it easy to using structured data.

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