hReview-aggregate support on free.naplesplus.us - an experiment
Google's upcoming support for hReview-aggregate microformat got me thinking and making modifications...
since the majority of the pages on naplesplus are related to the businesses operating in Collier County, I thought a rating / review setup would be appropriate. Business owners still can claim their pages (just shoot an email my way) and people can still rate and add comments.
But instead of them being comments, now it is "Reviews". And the five star rating system has been reintroduced.
At the bottom of each page, is a "Rate this page" or a series of stars. Click on it to rate the business there.
Then, click 'Add a review' to put your two cents in about the business.
We're not as fancy as Yelp, as rating/reviews is not our main endevour. However, compliance with upcoming standards is important to me, so I've been working hard at it.
I think these revised features will be a valuable resource for the citizens and businesses of the area and as a resource for Google to REALLY see what us locals think.
Unfortunately, I have no way of testing compliance with hReview-aggregate format, since nobody has come out with an hReview checker that's up and running.
But hopefully as time goes on, it'll get figured out and we'll be able to supply Google with some decent "Rich text snippets".