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    What are "Rating & Votes" in Google Organic Results


    I did a search today for auto repair ventura on Google and noticed a website listing for Dependable Car Care that had five stars followed by - Rating: 96.9% - 65 votes
    Can someone tell me what this is all about???
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    Originally Posted by thall89553
    I did a search today for auto repair ventura on Google and noticed a website listing for Dependable Car Care that had five stars followed by - Rating: 96.9% - 65 votes
    Can someone tell me what this is all about???
    It's all about rich snippets and reviews.
    Google is capable of pooling reviews and ratings from other websites around the web, especially when companies/businesses have been marked up with rich snippet code (Schema.org for more information).

    What you are seeing is Google amalgamating ratings information.
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