Ever Wonder Why does Google show a 4.8 rating when I have all 5-star reviews?

I have gotten the question alot so I wrote an answer on the Local U Blog:

Why does Google show a 4.8 rating when I have all 5-star reviews?

The short answer:¬†something like a¬†Bayesian average. You’ll have to read the article at Local U to learn more.

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3 thoughts on “Ever Wonder Why does Google show a 4.8 rating when I have all 5-star reviews?”

  1. There’s worse things… I’ve had reviews online for months now, and Google doesn’t even show a rating. Maybe I’m missing something, but it seems like they just up and decide to display or not display your ratings at all based on a similarly murky metric.

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