It appears that Google is now ranking products by their ratings in some Google Shopping results – the sponsored results that appear either at the top or on the right of the search results page.
Here’s “best samsung phones”:
Here’s “best sony tvs”:
Curiously, there doesn’t appear to be consistency if you use the word “best” or “top”.
Here’s “top sony tvs”:
Why does it change?
According to Ginny Marvin at Search Engine Land, the feature is just a test. Give it a try, and see if you get the rankings on any queries.
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