Google has made another new addition to the knowledge panels displayed for television shows and movies – user submitted reviews. These reviews, which are called “Audience Reviews” are showing up for a variety of searches that show a knowledge panel for the movie or show.
Here is what it looks like, within an entire knowledge panel:
Where there are critic reviews also available, Google shows audience reviews underneath the critic ones.
The reviews are sourced from Google itself, not a third party. You can see in this screenshot that Google is soliciting searchers to submit their reviews, showing your Google login information for those logged in:
There is also a stronger call to action for those ones that do not have any reviews.
There doesn’t seem to be any filter on the reviews, unless there is a language one. But some of the reviews are definitely higher quality than others, and most seem to just be a short sentence or two rather than a more detailed or thought out review.
This does not seem to be live in many regions currently, and not in the US at this time. However it could be a slow rollout or Google might just be testing it in some geolocations.
H/T Ramesh Singh
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