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A description shown in search engine result pages about a website that is better quality than just a few lines of text.

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Does Stack Overflow use a microformat for questions/answers?

Recently when I have seen Stack Overflow results in Google, I have seen something like this: Note the text, "9 answers". Does Stack Overflow do anything special to get this shown? I have noticed a ...
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For Google Rich Snippets, should the last item in a breadcrumb be a link?

A website has the following breadcrumb trail when on the "Labrador" page: Services > Squirrel Chasing > Labrador As you may notice, the current page is not linked to. (There is an internal reason ...
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Breadcrumb using Schema.org rich snippets

I am having problems implementing the breadcrumb rich snippets from schema.org. When I construct my breadcrumb using the documentation and run via Google Rich Snippet testing tool, the breadcrumb is ...
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Open Graph breaks Structured Data Testing Tool

I added some meta open graph (Twitter, Facebook) to my page, but it breaks my breadcrumb structured data in Structured Data Testing Tool. I have no idea where http://ogp.me/* coming from. Here is the ...
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Homepage Rich Snippet Star Ratings not showing in Google SERP

I have added Schema Aggregate Rating Reviews to my site and I can confirm that Google's Rich Snippet Testing Tool has no issues with my code. After waiting some time Google has enabled review stars on ...
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Product Snippets with JSON-LD + Schema.org - Are there any live examples in Google index?

** EDIT Feb 2016 - Finally JSON-LD seems to be working now in SERPS, with extremely fast changes-to-index time, assuming you have everything with Google merchant center feeds syncd and linked. Make ...
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Schema.org or Data-Vocabulary.org for breadcrumbs?

Google and other SEs support Schema.org for marking up structured data, but it turns out that for breadcrumbs Google recommends using Data-Vocabulary.org instead. Which should we use for having ...
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GSC Structured Data error for “Missing: homeLocation”

Although we didn't do any changes, this new error appeared in the GSC Structured Data section: I don't really get what it means. There are many fields for Schema.org, is homeLocation suddenly a ...
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Aggregate Rating not displayed in Google search results

I have applied structured aggregate rating to my website using Schema.org but after a couple of months the 1 to 5 rich snippets are not displaying for the given set of URLs in Google. Here is an ...
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Microformatting questions & answers - Semantic Web 3.0?

With the introduction of the Semantic Web we (SEOs) have the opportunity to mark-up our content in such a way that robots/crawlers have a better understanding about the meaning of our content. And, we ...
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Schema Multiple Areas Served (AreaServed)

You may have noticed my recent activity on Pro Webmasters with various Schema and JSON-LD related questions in related to my increasing my Local SEO presence. I have just been working on the adding ...
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Will Google Search penalize a sudden increase of reviews?

I have a site with reviews / ratings. Now I have a lot of ratings to import from a gdocs survey and I need to update the total of aggregate ratings to include this new data. Today I have, let's say, ...
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Where should I put Site Name structured markup?

Google documentation suggests to use http://schema.org/WebSite to provide a Site Name. They provide this Microdata example: <head itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebSite"> <title ...
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Schema.org: Having a Product as “about” property

I want to define a Product as the main content of a webpage using Schema.org markup. My idea with the following HTML is to use the structure: - Webpage -- WebPageElement (mainContentOfPage of ...
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Why Author Information isn't showing for all pages in google search result?

As you can see on the image, the author information is being shown only for one page, not others, why not all pages are showing the author information? Do I need to do anything additionally to get it ...
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Should we follow the schema.org paths?

schema.org seems to enable us to provide metadata for some search engines including Google and Bing so that our pages will display nicely on the web. My question is should we follow the schema.org ...
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Twitter Product Preview on Tweets

I just saw that twitter can also preview the products as it is on below Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/gillcleeren/status/131640082397528065 In this case, it is an Amazon product. I was wondering ...
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Does Microdata have to be visible to the visitor to be displayed in Google search results?

Does Microdata (for rich snippets) have to be visible to the visitor to be displayed in Google search results? I want to add the rich snippet to my page, but I don't want it in the format that is ...
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Google structured data dashboard not seeing any data

When I plug my web page into Google's Rich Snippet Testing Tool it grabs all of the schema.org info I've plugged in correctly, but it says it doesn't detect any structured data when I click on the ...
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How do I implement structured data for questions and answers to get “Best Answer” rich snippets in Google?

I want to get rich snippets in Google for Q&A like StackOverflow. How do I do this? What structured data do I need? Here is the screenshot:
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How to get product carousel in the Google search results that the Google documentation says is only for news articles?

In this picture, in the carousel cards all link to the same website. How to get this carousel? I searched and found that it is available only for NewsArticle schema, but the pages are of Product ...
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Rich Snippets not working (and working at the same time?)

We have an eCommerce site, and we have had rich snippets implemented (in JSON-LD) since January/February this year (2015). I have read multiple sources (including the Google documentation) and there ...
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Did anyone experience negative SERP movement after implementing rel=author?

I am not interested in why I don't see the picture in SERPs. So I know this is borderline off-limits but I turned every stone in the web (including DDgo) trying to find anybody experiencing a worse ...
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Google isn't surfacing Events rich snippets in SERP when JSON-LD Structured Data is valid

Google confirms our site has thousands of valid MusicEvent structured data objects presented using JSON-LD, as indicated in the Structured Data section of Webmaster Tools. However, rich snippets for ...
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What sort of metadata should I include on my site for rich previews in iMessage?

As you can see in this screenshot taken from Apple’s iOS 10 preview page, the Messages app in iOS 10 will offer inline previews of URLs that are sent in conversations: How can I ensure that my site ...
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Schema.org - Hierarchical or loose layout?

I am tagging the product pages of a webshop using Schema.org. So far, I have used a hierarchical structure where the body tag is marked as ItemPage. Then I can use the property breadcrumb on ItemPage ...
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Correct vocabulary and/or Microformats for real estate listings?

Given I am running a real estate rentals listing website, what would be the correct vocabulary (for use in Microdata) or Microformats for the listing pages? There is the usual data: address, photos, ...
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Site links in search snippets on Bing SERPs, how to influence which links to show?

See, there are links under a search result in BING SERP. Sometimes these links are pure nonsense and I'd like to select good relevant links to use on there. But how do I influence Bing to show the ...
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Star rating not showing in rich snippets [duplicate]

We've recently been doing a lot of work on our site's SEO (www.betterthanreviews.com). We recently did a push to update the rich snippets breadcrumb, meta description, and star rating. After giving ...
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Help Google to identify my site as a “web application”

I have a web application, and I want Google to identify it as a "web application". I've had a look at Rich Snippets, but there is just an option to "software application" which refers to a desktop ...
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What is Schema @id and does inaccessible URLS within it matter?

I am in the process of installing Schema on my friends website. I'm adding ServiceType to his House Clearance page, as well as all his other services that he provides to the local area of Bournemouth ...
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How does Google show a web page's recipe photo inline with the search results? How'd they do that?

On Google, if you search for "chana dal recipe," in the middle of the search results page you'll see one search result with an image of the meal, taken from the underlying web page. It's the only ...
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Can one spread rich snippet breadcrumbs markup all over a page?

From here, we have an example of a rich snippet breadcrumb implementation: <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage"> ... <div itemprop="breadcrumb"> <a href="category/...
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How do you get Google product rich snippets working on WooCommerce

I have just set up a WooCommerce site and I am trying to get the reviews on it to show up in the Google rich snippets. How can i do this? Is there any out-the-box plugins to make it work? Currently ...
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Why would Google Rich Snippets work for one site author but not another?

I'm using the Rich Snippets with two of my websites: http://www.meow.fr and another one. They both have the same two authors: Jordy and Jing. What is amazing is that the Google+ profile picture is ...
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Google showing item count and sub headlines in result, how does it work?

I recently noticed a result View on Google, I haven't seen before (as seen in the first result in the picture below, query is here). The result shows the count of items (headings, which it identifies ...
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Is JSON-LD supported by Google?

See this page: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/schema-org Google is in the process of adding JSON-LD support to more markup-powered features. So far, JSON-LD is supported for all ...
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Will AggregateRating markup that is generated dynamically by client side JavaScript show stars on Google search?

Google show stars in Google search with JavaScript dynamically generated rich snippets? I'm thinking about starting a widget that my users will put in their website. My widget will generate rich ...
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Why is Google saying that the rich snippet will not display

I am trying to have Google display my author name and picture on my new Wordpress blog. https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool I am submitting my page to the snippet checker and it ...
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What is the feature of a Google result snippet that this man is describing called now?

At 3:39s this rather old video from the Google Documentation the man describes a feature of enhanced data associated with the Starbuck website displayed in the search result. He also invites the ...
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Does Google also show rich snippets for small sites?

So far, I’ve seen rich snippets in Google search results only for large sites with a high number of elements (people, events, recipes, etc.). Does anyone know of an example where rich snippets are ...
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Google Authorship not displaying

A few months back I set to the task of verifying my blog content for Google Authorship. I'm fairly confident I've ticked all the boxes and when I test my posts with the Google Structured Data tool it ...
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How long it takes to get the breadcrumbs to show up in Google SERP?

I have a site that runs since 4 months now with category and products. I put breadcrumbs on my page but I still don't see them in the SERP. I use the Google breadcrumbs help page to create them. &...
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Is it necessary to block googlebot and googlebot-video to block video crawl?

We have problem with declining CTR caused by unwanted video snippet on SERP. Therefore we have taken measure to block the Googlebot from crawling our video file. User-Agent: Googlebot Disallow: /*....
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What should be the structure of the URL to enable indexing of location, time specific events? [closed]

I have a website that lists movie showtimes, https://example.com/. I want to use JSON-LD to provide information about ScreeningEvent (from Schema.org). I'd like to index events presented on movie ...
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Why can't Google handle rich snippets events with dates before 1970

Using Google's Rich Snippet Test Tool I couldn't get it to successfully recognize my event data (we have many sermons on our website dating back to 1947). Finally, I got it to recognize it when ...
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Rich Snippets only appear with “site:” search in Google

I am confused about the rich data results that Google displays. I run an e-commerce store and am trying to get search results, that return products, to show pricing, stock, rating etc. I have run ...
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Inaccurate currency displayed in Google Rich Snippet

We have managed to display information in the SERPs from our Schema.org markup, however, the information is incorrect. The page shows up in the SERPs, displaying USD rather than GBP We have ...
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Main difference between Schema.org 'logo' and 'image' properties

What is the difference between the logo and image properties? If you go to the Brand schema, you will notice properties for logo and image. Is there any difference between these 2 properties? When ...
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Possible to 'display: none' for Schema.org 'image' property?

Hey there :) I'm having some trouble with the design I have from a designer and the need for structured data. The problem is as follows: The design of the frontpage has 8 integrated articles that ...