When I search on "tennessee basketball tournaments", I see my result, but my events dont show up. I believe I did everything right since this is an ajax page, but I tell Google that _escaped_fragment_ tag to get the real results. You can see the result below in my screenshot that it is working, but real results dont show this. My page has <meta name="fragment" content="!"> at the very top, and my sitemap uses the cananical URL with the escape fragment.

Tennesse Basketball Tournaments

Structured Data Testing Tool

Structured Data Testing Tool

Search Results

enter image description here

  • My first question is, how long has it been since you put the rich snippets on your site? It can take 30-60 days for Google to notice and update the index. Even then, Google does not guarantee that rich snippets will show up. It is a reasonable expectation of course. It just may take longer than you expected. – closetnoc Apr 18 '14 at 0:11
  • Over a year and a half – Mike Flynn Apr 29 '14 at 4:16

I have the same "problem". I also use rich snippets and it shows in test tool but on in Google serp. I guess this is the reason (copy & paste from Google)

If you've added structured data for rich snippets, but they are not appearing in search results, the problem can be caused by two types of issues: 1.) Technical issues with the structured data markup or with the Google’s ability to crawl, index, and utilize the structured data. 2.) Quality issues, that is, structured data that is technically correct, but does not adhere to Google’s quality guidelines.

So i guess there is a "quality" issues with your website or Google think it's not really important.


I am not sure this qualifies as an answer, but here goes.

enter image description here

How is that for an answer?

I do not know if this is the same page, I did a search using site: with tennessee basketball tournaments. I added youth to the list to make things easier.

If this is the same page, then there you go! If it is not, you have a working example to check against to make sure that you are at least consistent.

  • Not same page that is all states! – Mike Flynn Apr 29 '14 at 4:16
  • I would be using the page that appears to be working and compare it to the page that is not working. I find that often it is a small thing that makes the HTML out of balance (lack of a better term) thus effecting the results. I assume there has to be a difference. Have you tried to use Google Webmaster Tools to get Google to fetch that page again? I know it has been a long time, but if I found no difference between the pages, I would try this and have it add it to the index. This appears to be immediate and the SERPs can be checked right away. This can be a good tool for debugging. – closetnoc Apr 29 '14 at 15:44

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.