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Implemented Add microdata support for rating in RM

Discussion in 'Resource Manager Closed Suggestions' started by Andy.N, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

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  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I know people would like it. Easy to implement KM and it will provide crucial benefit.
  4. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Thanks for liking the first post. Now that more people got their hands on RM, I'm confident this will get implemented soon.
  5. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    Showcase resource has this and it works great for our forum, would be awesome for RM to do the same soon ;)
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  6. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    More patience is required.
  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    This is a no-brainer. I thought this was going to make it into the RM because of it's intuitiveness.

    I saw IPB do it with Thread ratings and the thread has a MAJOR advantage on Google searches as the stars rating gets your eye to go right there.
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  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member


    It's #4 ... but it still stands out.

    It almost feels Blackhat. IMO.

    Google should charge to include all the stars !!! (for it's obvious advertising benefits).
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  10. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    The only way to make it happen is to like the first post. I see that my first post has been liked 25 times so far so it's a pretty good chance it will get noticed from Mike/Kier and get in next RM update.
  11. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    yeah, it's definitely a major advantage.

    I am actually wondering why Google is showing these stars ?

    Besides "stars", is there anything else which Google is showing which could make Threads/Resources to "stand out" at search-results ?

  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Not sure.
    I also thought this would be included because I thought Xenforo was bullish on MicroData.
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  13. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    1.0.1 now has rating microdata. This will depend on XF 1.1.5 as well as it requires some support from the rating template as well.
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  14. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Thank you Mike
  15. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    it just came to my mind that it might be a great idea to also have "star ratings" for Forum-Threads (optionally in ACP).

    So if a Forum-webmaster wants this, he could enable it and show "Star-Ratings" for each Thread.

    This might also improve "visibility" of Forum-threads on Google search results.

    I am not sure yet where the best place would be to put that in to make it look great, but here is a simple mockup:

  16. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    It is working ;)
    Screen Shot 2013-05-05 at 5.34.01 PM.png
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  17. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Tuesday is right around the bend too!
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  18. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    imagine how great it would be if your Forum-threads would also show "Star Ratings" within Google Search Results.......

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  19. xf_phantom

    xf_phantom Well-Known Member

    This will be hard without a rating feature:p
  20. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    yeah, but there is lots of empty space in the thread-list to include such a "Rating Feature" for each thread.
    Even still a lot of empty space on fixed-width-styles.....

    After all, if a thread can have "Prefixes", why should a Thread not have "Stars" ? :eek::)

    Having the "Likes"-feature as it is currently implemented is just fine and sufficient.
    But our internal idea here at xenforo.com to "Like the first post of a thread if you want a certain feature to be implemented" lacks a bit of understanding and not many users here know about this.
    The "Star Ratings" for a Thread could eliminate this internal idea for "Like the first post of a thread if you want a certain feature to be implemented".

    I think it would be visually attracting to also show "Stars" for each thread. Users would click much more into threads if they see some "Stars" and they would submit their "Star Rating".
    There is no need for implementing a "Rating Comment System" like we have at the RM, just implementing the stars. Just a subjective star-rating, no Comments-system.

    Would be cool to be able to test this here and see if it works from a "user-psychology" perspective.

    But the main advantage are in the Google-Search-Results.
    That would be the Killer-feature for subjective SEO.


    So would you rather want to PAY Google to get found or would you rather want to have "Stars" shown at your threads and being CLICKED by users within Google-Search-Results because these yellow stars are shining so bright ?


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