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Breadcrumbs or breadcrumb trail is a navigation aid used in user interfaces. It allows users to keep track of their locations within programs or documents.

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Google Search Console - Breadcrumbs

Google search console enhancements breadcrumbs have stopped being picked up by the desktop crawler. They're quite visible on pages but for some reason, search console has gradually started de-listing ...
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Does a sites URL structure need to match its breadcrumb structure? [duplicate]

Suppose I have a page on my site with the breadcrumb order: Site Name --> Products --> Product 1 Should I have the URL be https://example.com/products/product-1, or should I have the URL be ...
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BreadcrumblList JSON-LD Schema Should I include First Home Page in All Category's Page?

I am looking for a perfect website BreadcrumblList JSON-LD for e-commerce I am read this google article and I got confused https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/breadcrumb The reason ...
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Can I change the name of my site as shown in the mobile search results on Google?

I'm working on a wp site that is displaying the incorrect name of the brand for Google search results. This only happens on a phone/mobile. Each search result is in a card with a little breadcrumb ...
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Negative impact on SEO when mobile website version does not display full breadcrumb?

We want to customize the mobile website view of an insurance provider. For space reasons we would like to display only the last part of the breadcrumb on the mobile website in the future. Before we do ...
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Question about the best way for structuring website directories? [duplicate]

I am designing my Wordpress website directories and url structure, my website is a listing of doctors. I have a review section for collecting user reviews as a single post that can indexed by google, ...
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Switching breadcrumbs - on-page Google validation fails

We've been using clean data-vocabulary.org markup for our Breadcrumbs for a few years, but the support for that is going away. So we've been trying to switch over to RDFa, but have run into an issue ...
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Google is displaying the URL path with a duplicated domain name in the search results

URL direction path of our sites displayed by Google in the search results looks a little unusual, it's duplicate somehow as www.example.com › https://www.example.com +Title. For example, for "About Us"...
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Category page: is it possible to use in the same page CollectionPage and Product

I'm not sure if I can use together in the same page the CollectionPage and Product schema types. Is this correct for a category page? My needs for the page are: to identify as a CollectionPage the ...
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Number of Breadcrumbs on Google SERP is one less than it should be

My site has been in existence for more than 2 years now and pages are well indexed in Google. However, I am struggling to get the correct number and type of breadcrumbs despite the long running ...
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Google Search Console: Breadcrumbs > Missing field "position"

I am working on an e-commerce website. I am getting the following error on Google Search Console: Breadcrumbs > Missing field "position" This is one of the URLs which has this error: https://my-...
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Google Search Console: ID mising for breadcrumbs?

I have gotten a large numner of errors in the console this morning telling me that none of my breadcrumbs contain an ID. This is true, but it has never been required before. If I add an ID property ...
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Should I add category page number to breadcrumbs on product page

I am currently working on a website which has paginated content. It is a list of products. There are many categories, but for simplicity, let's assume that I have just one category with many pages. I ...
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Can I use BreadcrumbList Structured Data on my site if I don't display a breadcrumb trail on the page or in my URL structure?

I have read that breadcrumbs help Google understand the structure of your site better so I would like to implement it on mine. However, I don't currently have a breadcrumb trail that's visible on the ...
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How can I create breadcrumbs with Google support?

I have never dealt with SEO before, and I found out recently that breadcrumbs have a connection with SEO. I would like to use the JSON-LD method, but I do not understand something - my question is: ...
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How can I get Yoast SEO under Wordpress to display multilevel heirarchical breadcrumbs?

(Migrated from Meta) How can I get Yoast SEO + Wordpress to display multilevel breadcrumbs? When I migrated from a static site, I had breadcrumbs like: My Site → Orthodox Books Online, and ...
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Extra Domain (TLD) in Google Breadcrumb

We are using structured data breadcrumbs, and everything looks good on desktop, but on mobile it shows extra .io after the root. I'm not really sure what might be causing this / whether it's from ...
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Seo Breadcrumbs in Google showing only 3 and not the correct 3 of our breadcrumb path: how to change?

google only shows 3 breadcrumbs in search something like Our paths are 4 breadcrumbs deep and the complete string is https://store.com › Cars › Colors > Blue The problem is that for the below ...
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JSON-LD schema for category pages

I'm doing JSON-LD schema for an ecommerce site. While I have the product detail pages and the homepage down, I'm running into some confusion on other types of pages (I'm quite new to schema). I need ...
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Will suppressing breadcrumbs on mobile website work from an SEO perspective?

We have an automobile website with pages in following hierarchy: Home > Make > Model > Variant i.e. Home > Audi > A4 > TFS1 Premium Plus We are showing the breadcrumbs on our desktop page but not ...
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Will a breadcrumb error in structured data markup result in Google not displaying my rich snippet?

Will a breadcrumb error in structured data markup cause Google not to show that rich snippet? I use Schema App, but then I got the premium version of Yoast SEO and I noticed the problem when I test ...
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BreadcrumbList problem: "The value provided for item.id must be a valid URL."

Until last week everythink works fine, but in structured data testing tool, I received problem in breadcrumb section. The value provided for item.id must be a valid URL. Page URL: https://...
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Effect of Breadcrumbs in SEO and How to do it correctly?

Is there any effect of breadcrumbs in SEO? This is my blog posts structure example.com/blog/what-is-seo example.com/blog/seo-tips This is my category structure example.com/category/seo ...
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Home page showing as first link after domain name in SERPs

I've just noticed Google is displaying the breadcrumbs as domain name > home > page on internal pages. In my mind it should be: domain name > page without the "Home" displayed. See screen ...
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SEO schema.org Breadcrumb with display: none?

Background / Motivation I maintain a Drupal module (Crumbs), that calculates breadcrumbs for a Drupal site. I want to make those breadcrumbs SEO-friendly by using e.g. schema.org metadata semantic ...
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Does it matter how far down the page you place breadcrumbs for SEO?

I am wanting to integrate breadcrumbs into a client site. The client is fine with this but wants them at the bottom of the page. Does this have any negative effects on breadcrumbs contribution to SEO ...
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[SEO, Breadcrumbs]: Homepage Breadcrumb [closed]

My question is simple, do I make Breadcrumb for Homepage or not?
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Structured Data Breadcrumb errors: title and url is missing

I just ran a test and I received two errors on all my product pages in the breadcrumb (2) section of Googl Structured Data Tool test. It says Breadcrumb 2 has missing title and url. When i click on ...
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Does a site's URL structure need to match its breadcrumb structure?

I'm working on a site where currently almost all pages have URLs like: http://example.com/page regardless of the underlying directory structure of the site. For example in that page the breadcrumb is ...
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Adding breadcrumbs on a particular section of the website but not another

We have a website with multiple product verticals which are independent sections (first section has sub-directory example.com/section1, second one has example.com/section2 and so on for other sections)...
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Include the homepage or not in breadcrumbs?

According to the Google guidelines for breadcrumbs using Schema.org markup the first breadcrumbs trail should NOT be the homepage. I tried using this markup and using the first trail as the homepage ...
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Where to place breacrumb markup?

Where should I put breadcrumb markup? On the target page or on the linking page? For example, if I have the following structure: Home -BallGames --Baseball --Football -BoardGames --NonGambling ---...
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Should totally disabling breadcrumbs have any serious impact on SEO?

Should totally disabling breadcrumbs have any serious impact on SEO? I would say no, but I don't know if any of the major search engines would want or require you to have a breadcrumb or breadcrumbs ...
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Google SERP's not displaying target/current page in breadcrumbs

I've used Google's example JSON-LD markup to display breadcrumbs in the search results (https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/breadcrumbs). Google shows breadcrumbs in the search ...
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When a WebPage (or similar type) uses an ID that matches a breadcrumb ID, why does the WebPage become part of the BreadcrumbList?

Is this what is supposed to happen? If so, why? Here's an example (test code here): <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "WebPage", "@id":...
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What is the 'breadcrumb' label in Google Webmaster for webpages markup

Recently, I've noticed a 'breadcrumb' label show up in the Structure Markup section of Webmaster. Nothing shows up under that label for any of my breadcrumbs: They do show up for that page under the ...
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Does breadcrumbs and url inconsistency affect SEO? [closed]

If a website has inconsistency between URL structure and Breadcrumbs structure is it good, neutral or bad for SEO? For example on Yoast site "Wordpress Plugins" page https://yoast.com/wordpress/...
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Should the first breadcrumb not be the home page?

This question has been asked a few times but I came across something that I feel changes the answer. Whenever I use breadcrumbs on my site, I always include a link to the home page. Since I usually ...
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H1 in bread crumb bad for SEO?

The design of my website looks good, but trying to put a main big heading at the top doesn't look as nice. But I know how important a H1 tag is for SEO , after all it is the main heading describing ...
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Why breadcrumb doesn't preview on Google search result?

I'm adding breadcrumb structured data in my site. Google Webmaster Tools already detect with no error and 6 months gone. But this is not preview on google search. Search result on Google: My site: ...
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Are Schema.org RDFa breadcrumbs available for all search engines?

I want to implement Schema.org breadcrumbs in RDFa format, following the RDFa guide from here: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/breadcrumbs As this is suggested by Google I can of course ...
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Can 'crumbs' in a long line of breadcrumbs (using Schema.org) be removed for smaller screen sizes?

Let's say I have a page with 5 breadcrumbs; on a desktop, this looks fine but when viewed on a phone, the crumbs wrap to the next line. If I'm wanting the crumbs to fit into one nice clean line, am I ...
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Will Google Analytics automatically convert breadcrumbs when running an experiment?

I want to run an experiment to try out alternative pages using Google Analytics experiments. What I want to know though is will my breadcrumbs be handled by Google or will I have to update them ...
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Google SRP not showing Mobile breadcrumb

I have implemented schema code for Breadcrumb on mobile site which is same as on Desktop. Now Desktop breadcrumb structure is getting visible on Google SRP, but when i check Mobile breadcrumb ...
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Breadcrumbs without links?

I think breadcrumbs can be used for two things: navigation, showing some kind of hierarchy. Is it possible to use breadcrumbs only to show hierarchy? For example consider webpage which aggregates ...
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Breadcrumbs and Structured Data, without a visible > on the page, plus nesting options

When I add breadcrumbs soon (with microdata) - do I need to write link1 > link2 > link3 (as in the google example code) in the visible text on the page, or will link1 link2 link3 without the > ...
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Breadcrumb bug in Google results, using BreadcrumbList

I am using the Microdata format for my breadcrumbs as suggested by Google: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/breadcrumbs In Google SERPs it sometimes displays fine, but sometimes results ...
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breadcrumbs good content and good HTML structure

I was doing some research on breadcrumbs an came across the following resources: Matt Cutts on breadcrumbs Anna smarty on SEO and breadcrumbs So Matt Cutts says that breadcumbs are new to SERPS in ...
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My WordPress site's breadcrumbs are appearing twice in Google SERP

My site is built with WordPress using the Genesis framework. Currently in Google search results, my site's breadcrumbs are being displayed twice - see the following screenshot: How might I correct ...
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Do breadcrumbs need to be inside the "main" content div and take part of the article's structured data?

On my wordpress site, my theme outputs the breadcrumbs inside the "main" content div So it looks like this : <main class="content" itemtype="http://schema.org/Blog ETC <div class="...
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