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Review Examples

There have been several efforts to define data formats for posting "reviews" of products, services etc. on the Web.

This page serves to document the current list of review examples from real world sites for the design of a simple reviews microformat. -Tantek

Contributors

Copied from reviews-formats which itself was contributed from Technorati Developer's Wiki: ReviewsFormats)

  • Tantek Çelik
  • Niall Kennedy

See Also

Examples on the Web

Notice that author appears several times in the list below, and that it sometimes refers to the author of the review, and other times to the author of the book being reviewed. A parenthetical will be used to distinguish them now.

Centralized Implementations

Insider Pages

Customer reviews of local businesses

    • author (review author)
    • rating (0 - 5 stars)
    • business name
    • review title
    • review
    • pros
    • cons
    • business category
    • business address
    • business phone number
    • business e-mail address
    • business website

Amazon.com

    • author (book author)
    • publication date
    • title
    • description
    • rating (1 to 5 stars)
      • overall and by category
        • declared value and a maximum possible value
  • vote for or against component

Mini-review

Mini reviews are limited to products on some areas of the site.

  • rating (1 to 5 stars)
    • Their mini-review interface has an 'x,' but this does not mean a rating of '0,' but in their own verbiage 'Unrated.' So the interval is 1 to 5 starts, not 0 to 5 stars. --RyanKing 11:43, 18 Jan 2006 (PST)
  • ownership status ([x] I own this)
  • negative interest ([x] Not interested)

Blogcritics

  • author (review author)
  • title
  • publication date
  • description
  • reviewed work identifier
  • reviewed work title
  • reviewed work version
    • release date
    • Volume, issue
    • edition
    • translation
  • reviewed work author(s)
  • reviewed work publisher

Consumer Reviews

  • reviewed item
  • reviewed item version
  • rating
    • overall 1-100
    • by category 1-5
  • definition list of specifications

Epinions

  • author (review author)
  • publication date
  • title
  • summary ("the bottom line")
  • description
  • rating overall and by category
  • positive summary
  • negative summary
  • cost
  • vote for or against product
  • vote for or against review

Web site or page reviews

Yahoo! Local

  • author (review author)
  • publication date
  • title
  • description
  • rating
    • overall and by category [1-5]
  • positive summary
  • negative summary

Restaurant

  • usage datetime
  • specific use

Nearlocal

TripSailor

  • username
  • publication date
  • title
  • description
  • rating (1 to 5 stars)

See Example Review of a Marina

SF Survey

Zagat

  • rating by category
  • cost
  • description

delicious 3rd party

  • rating (0-100%)
  • tags (keywords, year, user-specified others)
  • artist/author (work author)
  • title
  • URL
  • comments
  • unique identifier

iTunes XML

  • rating (0-100%)

review world

Dinner Buzz

TV.com

  • rating (0-10 in increments of 0.1)
  • classification
  • summary
  • full review
  • agree or disagree

IMDB

  • voting
    • rating (1-10)
  • user comments
    • User Name
    • User Location
    • Contains spoiler? (checkbox)
    • Summary
    • Vote (1-10)
    • Comment text

Yelp

Shocking Experts

  • voting
    • rating (0-5 in increments of 0.1)
  • full review
  • user comments
    • agree or disagree
    • vote (1-5)
    • Comment text

See Example Review of Numerology Reading

Analysis of Examples

Common review fields

  • item being reviewed (name/title|URL(s)|image)
  • reviewer (name|email|URL)
  • review publication/authoring date
  • rating 1 to 5 (default max = 5, default min = 1)
  • tags (keyword,rating)*
  • comments

See Also

See hReview for the result and evolution of these thoughts on a microformat.