How to add Critic Review Schema to Joomla

The Critic Review snippet is optimal for posts which contain a critic review of a Product, a Business or anything else of a generic nature. With the Critic Review Schema, Google will prominently display the critic's name and the publisher's logo along with the rating of the review. Lets see how to create one.

How to markup Joomla Pages with the Critic Review Schema

From the main menu choose Components -> Google Structured Data. Click on Items from the left sidebar and then on the New button to create a new Structured Data Item.

How to markup Joomla Pages with the Critic Review Schema

On the next page, you will need to prepare the Structured Data Item. Enter a Title (it can be anything) and select the Critic Review Content Type from the respective dropdown.

The Critic Review Structured Data

Τhe Integration option may vary depending on the component you want to markup at that time. View the Supported Integrations.

Next, click to save the Structured Data Item. Once the page reloads, a new section called Critic Review appears below where you can map each property with page data.

The Critic Review Schema JSON-LD Properites

To read more details on how the mapping works, visit the respective section in the How to Add Structured Data to Pages guide.

Critic Review Schema Properties

Here's a table of the properties you can define in the Critic Review Content Type.

Name Description
Type The type of the item which is being reviewed. Available options: General, Local Business, Movie, Book, Product.
Item Reviewed Name The name of the item which is being reviewed. For example: The Shawshank Redemption
Review Text Part of the actual review that captures the author's opinion about the review subject. The snippet cannot exceed 200 characters.
Author Name of the author of the review. Provide the full name of the author. The value should be capitalized correctly.
Image The image of the subject which is being reviewed.
Rating Value The average rating given to the reviewed item.
Date Published Date of the review's first publication.
Movie Properties
Director The name of the director of the movie. For example: Frank Darabont
Date Published The release date of the movie.
URL The URL of a page that unambiguously identifies the item that is the subject of the review. For example: The movie's IMDB page, Wikipedia page, or official website.
Local Business
Address The address of the specific business location
Price Range The price range of the local business. For example, $10 - $1000
Phone The telephone number of the local business
URL URL to the official page that unambiguously identifies the item which is being reviewed.
Book
Book Author The name of author of the book
Book Author URL URL to a page that unambiguously identifies the author. URLs to the Wikipedia page are strongly preferred.
ISBN ISBN of the book
Date Published The original publication date of the book
URL URL to the official page that unambiguously identifies the item which is being reviewed.
General rule: Always markup content that is displayed on the page to visitors. Doing otherwise you may end up with a Spammy Structured Markup Penalty.