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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



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

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


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


Consumer Reviews


Web site or page reviews

Yahoo! Local




See Example Review of a Marina

SF Survey


delicious 3rd party

iTunes XML

review world

Dinner Buzz



Coded examples

(Note: examples may contain additional markup for positioning and presentation purposes to simulate live production markup)

aggregate reviews embedded in hproduct block

<div class="hproduct">
	<ol class="clearfloat" id="breadcrumbs">
		<li><a href="">Home</a></li>
		<li class="category"><a href="">Computers</a></li>
		<li class="category"><a href="">Networking</a></li>
		<li class="category"><a href="">Print Servers</a></li>
	<h1 class="n">NETGEAR 802.11g Wireless USB Print Server with 4-Port Switch</h1>
	<div id="topbox">
	<div class="rightcol">
		<img src="" alt="Image of NETGEAR WGPS606" class="photo" />
	<div class="leftcol">
		<div class="infomain">
					<strong>Brand: </strong><span class="brand">NETGEAR</span>
					<strong>Model: </strong><span class="model">WGPS606</span>
				<li class="identifier">
					<strong class="type">SKU: </strong><span class="value">7250707</span>
			<div class="haggregatereview">
				<div class="hreview">
					<span class="fn"><a href="" class="url"><img src="" alt="3.5 out of 5 stars"/></a></span><span class="rating">4.7</span> / <span class="best">5</span> (<span class="num">13</span> reviews)</div>
			<p class="description">
				Share a USB printer with others on your network; up to 54 Mbps; 2 USB ports; wireless Ethernet bridge mode with 4-port switch
				<span class="availability online">Available online</span>. <span class="shipping">Shipping: Usually leaves our warehouse in 1 business day. <span class="money">Estimated shipping cost: <abbr class="currency" title="USD" lang="en">$</abbr><span class="amount">6.99</span>.</span></span>
				<span class="availability instore">Available in our stores</span>. Store Pickup: Available at most stores
				<span class="availability specialorder">Not available for special order</span>.
		<div class="infoside">
			<span class="price regular"><span class="money"><strong>Price: </strong><abbr class="currency" title="USD" lang="en">$</abbr><span class="amount">99.99</span></span></span>
				<a href="" class="buy"><img src="" alt="buy this product" /></a>

Analysis of Examples

Common review fields

See Also

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

review-examples was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969