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Subjective SEO with Star Ratings for Threads

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by erich37, May 6, 2013.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    We all need to be found and clicked, so this is the Killer-feature to stand-out of the masses within Search-Results.

    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 ?

    It would be great to have an Addon which includes "Star Ratings" in the Thread-List for each thread. And also show the "Stars" next to the thread-title in the thread itself as well.

    Idea based on this thread:


    Currently, we do have our internal idea here at xenforo.com to "Like the First Post of a Thread" if you want a feature to be implemented. Not everyone knows this internal idea here and a "Star Rating" would make this internal idea more intuitive.

    The "Likes"-feature is fine as it is, but there is currently no proper feature for this "Like the First Post of a Thread if you want a feature to be implemented".
    So why "Like" the first post of a thread if you can just "Like" the total Thread by clicking onto "Stars" just next to the Thread-Title ?

    But the major idea behind all of this is the Microdata, which shows "Stars" in Google Search Results.... :D

    Anyone able to code this ?



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  2. TeflonDon

    TeflonDon Well-Known Member

    This would be great

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  3. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

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  4. Jon W

    Jon W Well-Known Member

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  5. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    what about integrating the "Star Rating" into the Thread ?

    So a user could rate the Thread (rate the first post of a Thread) while posting a Reply.......

    There will NOT be a separate box or form into which the user enters his text in order to write a "Review text".
    It is just about adding the "Stars image" towards the Editor, so that a user could provide his "Rating" via the "Stars" when writing a Reply.

    This also requires the user to write a Forum-post in order for his "Rating" to be counted and considered.
    Result: more Forum-posts


    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013
  6. Jon W

    Jon W Well-Known Member

    The star field can be added as a custom post field (i.e., as a field under every post) just like your image.
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  7. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Is there a tutorial somewhere on how to do this? This would be a great feature to add. I've never done this before so not sure where to start. Has anyone done this already? Looks like a great way to get users more involved on a site plus get the big SEO benefits.
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  8. s.molinari

    s.molinari Well-Known Member

    Yeah, how do you create a custom post field? I'd like to know that too.

  9. Andre Daub

    Andre Daub Member

    Yeah that would be very interesting for us too, or if you have a review section on your forums.
  10. Jon W

    Jon W Well-Known Member

  11. TeflonDon

    TeflonDon Well-Known Member

  12. Jon W

    Jon W Well-Known Member

    Custom Thread Fields would allow thread starters to rate their own threads.
    Custom Post Fields would allow members replying to rate the original thread (or their own reply).
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  13. TeflonDon

    TeflonDon Well-Known Member

    Anyway to configure it so you can rate a thread without replying? Also, I'm not interested in rating individual replies...I think the like system has that pretty well covered. Can that be disabled?

  14. Jon W

    Jon W Well-Known Member

    This is not currently possible, but could probably be added as an option to the Custom Fields add-on. Please drop me a PM if you are interested in contributing.
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  15. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  16. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Not yet:
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  17. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    aarghh :(

    should be core anyway.....

  18. Jon W

    Jon W Well-Known Member

    Not really if it is actually bad for SEO.
  19. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    why should it be bad for SEO ?

    I have checked the Google-website and it does not say anything about "Stars" are not allowed to be used in Discussions.
    Please show us where Google is making this statement. I can not find it.

    As far as I read this Google-website, the statement made by @JulianD is wrong.

    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  20. Hristo Avramov

    Hristo Avramov Active Member

    How will the stars show in google search ?

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