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Structured Data is information that is processed, defined, or formatted based on a predetermined set of rules or guidelines. Typically the defined structure allows for streamlined use of such data because of its high-level of organization.

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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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Why can't Google find the structured data on most of my indexed pages?

I have a website with approximately 30,000 pages. Google index is OK, almost all pages are indexed, but in Structured data I see only 48 pages detected for schema.org. Schema.org is identical of whole ...
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New required mainEntityOfPage for article structured data

I had a look at the article structured data as proposed by Google and saw that there are a new required and recommended fields, they weren't there last week. Here is the link: https://developers....
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Structured data for FAQ page?

Which structured data (e.g., Microformats or Schema.org) should I use for page with FAQ?
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How to specify publisher in schema.org's Article structured data?

I am trying to use the Article type from schema.org: <article itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Article"> <!-- ... --> <meta itemprop="publisher" content="MyCorp" /> </...
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Can I mix Microdata and JSON-LD on the same page for different entity

My website is using JSON-LD and Microdata. For example, in BreadcrumbList, I have used Microdata format, and for others (like Organization, TouristAttraction) JSON-LD has been used. Can I mix ...
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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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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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How to get social profile links to show up in a business listing aka “Knowledge Graph” on the right of the Google search results?

I built a site over a year ago and it's been verified with Google my business, Google plus, analytics, webmaster tools, etc for that long. I've also included all the relevant structured data to have ...
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Schema.org and SEO

Is Schema.org structured data (in Microdata, JSON-LD, or RDFa) relevant for SEO? I know that structured data can provide benefits in other areas, but here I’m only asking about its significance for ...
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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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For tour and travel packages, should I use the Product or Service schema markups?

If a company lists tour and travel packages on their site with proper price info and a link to book that package online, could such pages use the Product category from schema.org? As far as I know, ...
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how to remove old data from structure data webmaster tool

How can I remove old items from Structured Data? see attached image, want to delete old records, as its showing 2013 records which were already fixed.
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Structured Data Tool doesn't see JavaScript rendered content

Some structured data (namely price) of my page is rendered by JavaScript. According to fetching results in Webmaster tools Googlebot sees and renders it perfectly. However the structured data tool ...
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Why don't search engines support JSON-LD + Schema.org as seperated endpoints via rel=“alternate” or script src?

So the whole idea of JSON revolves around object->arrays presented in a simple text format. The LD variant is no different. When combined with Schema.org it turns into a flexible display API that many ...
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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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“The value provided for reviewCount must be a positive value”

We have an aggregate review page that we've set up with structured data. Unfortunately, when 0 reviews have been written for a product, we get the error: 0 (The value provided for reviewCount must ...
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In the schema for an article page, what markup should I use for links to other articles?

I believe I understand how to set up the structured data for an article page. But I have links in these articles to 1) other articles on my site, and 2) articles on other external sites. I know I can ...
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How much time to update the Structured data in Search Results?

We have updated the structured data for the ratings in the website and it is detected also by the crawler but I am not able to view the ratings in the search results page. I can see the breadcrumb ...
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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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Can using structured data markup on the same content on multiple pages negatively impact SEO?

I am implementing Schema.org structured data on our ecommerce reviews site. On product review pages one can see many reviews (which are annotated with structured data). But these reviews also appear ...
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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 long does Google take for the rating stars to show up in the SERP?

I have a rated page since 10 days ago, and the rating starts are still not showing in SERP. Google Structured Data Testing Tool is not showing any errors. Should I wait some more time? How long does ...
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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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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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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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What is “spore:outlink_count” in Google Search Console's product structured data section?

I have notice something on my site structured data: spore:outlink_count:13 I don't have idea about this but I came across it today. Does anyone know about this one? If someone know about this please ...
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Can microdata be used within META and custom tags?

META tags that sit within HEAD of a webpage. What difference it makes when using microdata in them and outside of HEAD of webpage? Let's take for example "datePublished" property. Instead of hunting ...
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Google's Structured Data about businesses vs. “Google My Business”

From my point of view there are two major possibilities on how to provide information about your business/organisation to Google: Use structured data on your website like "Organization" and " Local ...
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Can dateModified be unset on a Schema.org Article, if so when should it be set for the first time?

I am trying to understand what the various dates mean in Article from Schema.org. From what I can understand is the following: dateCreated is when the writer first starting with the article. Nothing ...
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Correct Schema.org type for very small business (like farm stalls)?

What is the correct way to markup small businesses like farm stalls? What would be used for this? The Organization from Schema.org? LocalBusiness? Anything else more specific? A farm stall is not in ...
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How to specify “closed” for a day in OpeningHoursSpecification?

{ "@type": "OpeningHoursSpecification", "dayOfWeek": [ "Sunday" ], "Hours": "Closed" } I get the following error: Closed (The property Hours is not recognized by Google ...
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Google Structured Data Testing Tool Repeat Error: “The URL could not be rendered. Some markup may be missing.”

When using Google's Structured Data Testing Tool, I consistently get the error: The URL could not be rendered. Some markup may be missing. I have identified and fixed all of the structured data ...
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Are html tags allowed in structured data product description?

I'm providing structured data on product pages of an ecommerce site using json-ld. For description, I've been including html markup exactly as it is on the page. For example: { "@context": "https:...
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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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How to get Google to display the published date of blog post in the search results?

I'd like to display the published date of the posting that I made in the Google search results? Example: I optimized the structured data of my blog last month, the datePublished and dateModified ...
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Understanding Google webmaster hAtom errors

A website I am working on is showing tons of errors in the google webmasters tools under the structured data section. Most of the errors are missing author and updated, and there are some missing ...
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How to include your site name in search results

I have read the Include Your Site Name in Search Results article: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/site-name ..and was wondering if this works? I tried searching Google and I can't find ...
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What are the advantages of Schema.org's Microdata vs. Microformats et al?

I’m confused about which microdata methodologies to employ on my site. Is there an advantage to implementing the attributes from Schema.org, vs. one like Microformats?
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Do I need JSON-LD on all pages or just the home page?

Below is an example of the JSON-LD I've added to my home page (company name removed). My question, is it generally recommended that this be added to all pages of a site, or just the home page? <...
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How can Schema.org markup be worth implementing if Google and Microsoft don't use it on their own websites?

Google appears to have <html itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage" lang="en"> along with a meta tag for an image; searching microsoft.com’s source HTML code finds no matches for ...
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Semantic Web and structured data - Will search engines increase the limit of the first number of indexed bytes on a page?

A web page's payload will increase with the added code that is necessary to create structured data. This means that you won't be be able to fit as much actual content in the first 120k or so of the ...
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How to use JSON-LD in my page that already have content?

I have a website that I created just to test my CSS, JS and PHP skills. I have written data in simple HTML tags. Now I heard about Microdata, RDFa and JSON-LD. And Google recommends using JSON-LD for ...
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Maximizing Structured Data (Schema.org) in an Artist's Page

For a very long time I've been trying to make use of microformats, microdata, and general markup enhancements for SEO purposes. Lately structured data is really starting to "take" and I would like to ...
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Spam links injected into GWT's Structured Data Testing Tool?

When I examine one of my self-hosted WordPress sites using the Structured Data Testing Tool of Google Webmaster Tools, I was shocked to see links to 2 spam sites inside the "HTML" tab! However, when ...
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Using mySql database data directly into generating articles for my website? (newbie, needs to know where to start))

Hi all I am fairly new to web development, I've made a couple of my own sites over the years with simple html tables and free webhosts. This time, I have decided to try to host my own site using WAMP ...
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<meter> element’s value is not recognized in structured data

According to the Microdata specification, If the <meter> element has the [value] attribute and it is an itemprop, then the itemprop value should be the value of that [value] attribute. <div ...
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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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Google Structured Data testing tool doesn't show questions and answers linked together for a Q/A website with markup

Please take a look at this: See? Answers and its question are separated. I mean, they are not link to each other. Also when you open one of the answers, you will see this warning: Which clearly says ...
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Can Google read structured data that is written by JavaScript depending on the URL parameters?

Is it possible to create a page with different structured data depending on the URL parameters? According to Google: Also, Google can read JSON-LD data when it is dynamically injected into the ...