I'm trying to get the following kind of markup appear on my job site:

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There's a specific markup for job adverts listed on the schema.org webpage, but I can't work out how Google is pulling the 1 - 20 of 23229 from the Monster webpage.

I'm presuming the jobs tag is because they use microdata markup for all their adverts, but how is Google pulling the numbers?

There is a specific page tag for search results (here), however it doesn't seem to have any relevant options and as far as I can tell Monster aren't using it anyway.

(A search for monster jobs china should show the result)

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    It may just have to do with pagination
    – John Conde
    Commented Sep 8, 2014 at 17:21
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    To follow Johns remark, it may be a literal count of the mark-ups found by Google assuming one per job page.
    – closetnoc
    Commented Sep 9, 2014 at 2:06
  • @JohnConde Hmm I'll try putting on the job advert markup and pagination next and prev takes and report back! Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 11:38

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They are cheating. There's a hidden <span> near the top the page with the following content:

<span style="display: none;"> Jobs 1 to 20 of 24066</span>

I'm not sure what your exact search was, but it looks like Google's snippet generator isn't finding much relevant on the page to use a snippet, so it's using the first piece of "proper" (non-navigation, non-header) content in the mark-up, and the meta description to try and make something useful for you.

<meta name="description" content="Search for China jobs at Monster. Browse our collection of China job listings, including openings in full time and part time." />
  • Clever, I've not yet managed to get this to work on my site. So perhaps there is another sort of inbuilt reputation factor before it'll do this. Commented Dec 7, 2014 at 18:33

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