hostmonster-Host Unlimited Domains on 1 Account   coolhandle offering reliable webhosting since 2001
Unlimited Hosting Space - FREE Site Builder   Smart Website Solutions for Your Small Business=

Google tests its own user ratings for movies

Google has decided to experiment with user ratings for movies and TV shows. Is this a new permanent feature?

There seems to be an initial attempt from Google to introduce user ratings in its search results for movies and TV shows.

A selected sample of testers noticed a thumbs up and thumbs down sign on the special box that offers more details about a movie. This is a quick way for Google to build user ratings depending on its own audience.

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-8-55-32-am

Image: Techcrunch

According to the first images, the search results display a new percentage of user ratings, right next to IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes. The only difference from the other two sites is the system of rating, with Google relying on like and dislike and not an actual rating as a sign of preference.

For the time being this seems to be available only in the desktop version and it isn’t clear whether there is a plan to turn this into a permanent feature.

Even if Google hasn’t revealed its plans yet, it could be an interesting addition to its database which may even lead to further plans on building users’ reviews and gather more features on its own site.

nexus2cee_2016-12-09-00-40-58_thumb

Image: androidpolice

For example, the dedicated section for each movie could rely on users’ ratings to personalise the experience for each user, or even find a great way to connect user ratings with its own Google Play.

For the time being, we are waiting to hear from Google on its thoughts for the particular testing and whether we expect to see it globally anytime soon. Should we vote on that, too?

Related reading

unicorn-seo-experiments

6 SEO Experiments That Will Blow Your Mind

All of today’s best practices came as a result of past experiments – both failures and successes. Everything we do in SEO is an opportunity to learn and improve.

The front page of the Simpsons newspaper Springfield Shopper, with the headline Wiccan Curse Blinds Half the Town. Underneath the subheading reads, Newspaper sales plunge 50 percent

Five most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

This week, we’ve got a special on stories about advertising and mobile, with a look at mobile ad viewability from our regular mobile columnist Andy Favell, and the news that Snapchat video ads are generating less than three seconds’ viewing time on average.

1

Discount codes: 5 ways retailers can handle their deal addiction

As voucher use becomes increasingly widespread, there’s a rush by retailers to understand the full extent of their economic impact on the customer journey and get smarter with how they’re deployed.

Start up rocket arrow symbol on blue background. Way to success, arrow up. Space ship to the moon. White launch  going up - success concept illustration

Influencer marketing: the strides we’ve made in 2016

How your brand or agency will stay ahead of the curve to be better prepared for your influencer marketing strategy

Article source: https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/12/15/google-tests-its-own-user-ratings-for-movies/

Tags:


Submit a Review




If you want a picture to show with your review, go get a Gravatar.

1&1 has shared hosting and dedicated hosting solutions for every budget and free domains with all hosting packages!  StartLogic - Affordable hosting: Free setup/domain, unlimited emails, PHP, mySQL, CGI, FrontPage. As low as $3.95/month
Cloud ecommerce platform delivers more traffic, higher conversion and unmatched performance

© Copyright 2008 Tyconia International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.