The list of data types displayed on the Structured Data Markup Helper is limited in comparison to what is available on Schema.org

I am wondering if Google supports rich snippets for all schema.org data types as is possibly suggested by https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/146645

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    Yes, if you click on the Find out more link there and then click on What is schema.org, you'll see that it's a: collaboration by Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! to improve the web by creating a structured data markup schema supported by major search engines.
    – dan
    Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 4:13
  • Oh cool. Do you know by chance if Google displays all schema types as rich snippets? Or is there a limited set that is processed and displayed in the rich snippet format? Also, is there a guide to what Google considers a minimum set of data points for rich snippet display for each given schema.org data type?
    – Abram
    Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 4:23
  • Yes, no, and not quite sure I follow what you mean. As long as you follow the examples at schema.org and include the Expected Type for the Property, and your code validates in the Google Structured Data Testing Tool, you should be fine.
    – dan
    Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 4:40
  • Cool thanks .. What I mean is, if you create a Person but only put the name, will this be enough for Google to display a Person snippet, or is there more required.. etc
    – Abram
    Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 5:53
  • No problem. Likely so if you supply the Text for it and use the right syntax, you just need to test it with the Structured Data Testing Tool to verify.
    – dan
    Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 15:37

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Abram, I think this page might help answer your question: https://support.google.com/webmasters/topic/2643152?hl=en&ref_topic=30163 Google does limit which structured data markups they display rich snippets for, so not all markups will generate a snippet.

In regards to your other question about the person rich snippet, usually that snippet is generated through the use of the authorship tag, which is something completely different than schema. For more on that, you can check out this page: https://plus.google.com/authorship

I hope that helps answer your questions.


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    Hi David, thanks for the help. I was using Person as an example data type. Check out the comments above :)
    – Abram
    Commented Feb 14, 2014 at 0:35

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