Do you have a WordPress.org website and want your Google seller rating stars to appear in Google search results? We've got the answer! Full-service agency network straightvisions has developed a plug-in for easier integration of Google seller ratings. After trying out the plug-in for ourselves, we recommend it highly. We'd like to say a huge thank you to the developers at straightvisions for their work on the plug-in.
Here's how to install the ProvenExpert plug-in on WordPress.org:
1. Download the plug-in
WordPress.org offers a huge range of plug-ins that you can download to customize your website's look. Straightvisions provides you with a free plug-in for integrating your Google seller rating into your WordPress website with ProvenExpert. It's quick and easy to install. The next step outlines how to install the plug-in.
2. Installing the plug-in
Sign in to WordPress.org using your login details. You will then be forwarded to the dashboard, where you can start the installation.
Go to the Plug-in menu on the left hand side and click the Install submenu „add new“.
This brings you to the Plug-ins overview. Choose whether to install the plug-in manually using the „Upload plug-in function“ or to use the automatic installation process. We recommend installing the plug-in automatically as it simplifies the process and will also update the plug-in automatically. In the search field to the right of the screen, enter the name of the plug-in: „SV ProvenExpert“ .
WordPress.org will search for the plug-in and once it finds it, will ask you whether you want to start installing the plug-in. Click the Install button in the overview and
the plug-in will be installed automatically. You can activate the plug-in with a single click once the installation process is complete. You will then be forwarded to the overview, where all your installed plug-ins are displayed.
3. Connect the plug-in to ProvenExpert
You've now installed and activated the plug-in, but your Google seller rating stars aren't on display yet. You still need to link the plug-in to your Proven Expert profile. To do this, in the menu with the „installed plug-ins,“ click on the „SV ProvenExpert“plug-in you have installed. Open the „Settings“.
This opens a form where you can enter your API user name and API key for ProvenExpert.
You can find these details by logging into your ProvenExpert profile and clicking „Google seller ratings“ in the top right profile border.
Here, you'll find a step by step guide for integrating your Google seller ratings. The section „Info for web developers“ contains your personal API login details. Enter these details into the settings for the plug-in and save your changes.
4. Positioning the ProvenExpert widget
Finally, to display your Google seller rating stars, you just need to find the right place on your website. We recommend integrating the Google ratings into your website footer. This is the bottom part of the website. Unless you have specified otherwise, the footer will appear identical on all your website's sub pages. If you've integrated rich snippets into the footer, make sure that the Google seller ratings are displayed for all your sub pages in the search results.
In WordPress.org, under the „Design“ menu, select „Widgets“. An overview of all your installed widgets and plug-ins will appear.
Under „Available widgets“ , search for „SV ProvenExpert.com“. Click to select where to position the widget on your website. Select „Footer sidebar“.
Done! Your Google seller ratings now appear on your website. By clicking on the rich snippet, visitors to your website can now see the Google seller ratings for your ProvenExpert profile and can read reviews from other customers.
Are you using a caching plug-in? Don't forget to flush the cache. If you don't, your browser may load the „old“ version of your website, and will not take the plug-in installation into account. Once Google has recrawled your website, the ratings in the search results will display in your website's sub pages. You can wait until Google does this by default, but we recommend you send Google a notification that your website contains new content and should be recrawled. The exact length of time it takes for Google to assume the ratings star is unknown.