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Blogger To Add Star Rating System To BlogSpot?

Blogger To Add Star Rating System To BlogSpot?

It looks as Blog*spot users will soon be able to insert a ratings system in their Blogger blogs which will allow readers to rate an individual post from one star to five.

Unfortunately it seems as if they launched the feature prematurely, and the Google team has currently disabled the feature–at least for now.

(Blogger Status) Some users may be seeing star ratings on their posts without having opted in to this new feature. This is an experimental feature that was accidentally enabled on some users’ blogs. We’re currently working to remove star ratings on all affected blogs. In the future, you’ll be able to choose to opt-in to this feature; it won’t appear automatically.

Update: The Star Rating feature has been disabled for the moment.

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Previously the only way Blogger users could insert star ratings (or something similar) was through OutBrain and Spotback, the former who previously raised $5 million in a financing round.

There is no word on whether a user will have to register for a Google account in order to rate, although if so, they will hopefully add OpenID users to the mix (since Blogger is an official provider now).

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  • This seems to be sad. I see the star rating on Page layout (section Posts), but it doesn’t appear at the homepage and posts. Do you know when will Google enable this feature?

  • I wish there was a way to add a module for rating components of a post from the author’s perspective. For instance, I do restaurant reviews all the time and I review them based on four criteria (taste, speed, price, overall value). I’d like to be able to put together a star system for each one so I can just click and fill my rating and have it appear.

  • I use outbrain star rating for my blog and it’s really nice. I think my website is similar to use and i wish i could find a solution not rate not the post but bars/nightclubs

  • I meant my website is similar to yours, because i’m trying to find a solution to rate not posts but bars or nightclubs… pardon my french :-)

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