8 votes

Open Graph breaks Structured Data Testing Tool

This looks like a mix-up on our (Google's) side -- I'll pass it on to the team to check out. Thanks!
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Homepage Rich Snippet Star Ratings not showing in Google SERP

Google Search doesn’t seem to support Rich Snippets for homepages. This is currently not documented, but confirmed by the Google employee @methode (on SO): We (Google) don't accept rich snippets ...
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Does schema.org mandate fields?

They're both telling the truth. Schema.org just provides a vocabulary: an agreed way to represent information. The things which use that vocabulary, like Google Search, can have their own requirements....
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Schema Multiple Areas Served (AreaServed)

I think each value should represent a single area. If you were using the more expressive AdministrativeArea/GeoShape/Place values, you would (by definition) use one type per area (a Place always ...
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Rich Snippets only appear with "site:" search in Google

I've come across similar issue, Google will display rich snippets if they are correctly implemented using "site:" but they wont display it on normal results if they are not sure about the quality. ...
5 votes
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Product Snippets with JSON-LD + Schema.org - Are there any live examples in Google index?

Update 2016: The documentation got updated and it no longer contains the note. So now JSON-LD seems to be supported for the Products Rich Snippet. Google’s documentation for the Products Rich Snippet ...
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Inaccurate currency displayed in Google Rich Snippet

Not a Schema issue, it's a website and Google issue The problem you are experiencing is pretty common and a side effect of GEO IP detection. The issue that your encountering is occurring due to the ...
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5 votes

What is Schema @id and does inaccessible URLS within it matter?

I think this is a (long-standing) bug in Google’s SDTT. Relevant Stack Overflow question: Why does Google Testing Tool use the “id” attribute to generate a URL for the Microdata item? In Microdata, ...
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Using URL without query parameter for Sitelinks Searchbox?

Of course it should be possible to use any kind of URL design. It wouldn’t make sense for Google to exclude many sites just because they don’t use the URL’s query component for the search function. ...
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4 votes

Microformatting questions & answers - Semantic Web 3.0?

The vocabulary Schema.org can be used: Question type: A specific question - e.g. from a user seeking answers online, or collected in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. Answer type: An ...
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4 votes

Schema.org: Having a Product as "about" property

Last week’s Schema.org release (version 2.0) introduced two relevant properties: mainEntity mainEntityOfPage This allows you to omit WebPageElement (which is not very useful in the first place) and ...
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Rich Snippets not working (and working at the same time?)

We have been having very similar issues with our website. As with yours we have waited above that time period (6 months in fact), and all the testing tools show the markup as valid. The third bullet ...
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Possible to 'display: none' for Schema.org 'image' property?

you should be clear, why do you want to make use of structured data? to go through the testing tool or to deliver correctly formatted and standard conform structured data to search engine, so your ...
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4 votes

Aggregate Rating not displayed in Google search results

Not saying that this is the reason for the problem, but it seems that you shouldn’t use reviewCount unless you have reviews (in contrast to ratings, which ratingCount is for). From Google’s ...
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Does it make sense to put Google Video Snippet of a non hosted video?

Yes, it’s a good idea. Structured data is not only useful for content you authored. It allows you to say anything about anything (see Semantic Web and Linked Data). You provide this video for your ...
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Where should I put Site Name structured markup?

Google doesn’t seem to document if it’s sufficient to provide this one the homepage, or if every page should have it. Note that they do state this for the Sitelinks Searchbox ("Add the markup only to ...
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How to get product carousel in the Google search results that the Google documentation says is only for news articles?

If you access the page (https://auto.ndtv.com/honda-bikes/grazia) and run it through the structured data testing tool (https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool) you will see that the ...
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How do I implement structured data for questions and answers to get "Best Answer" rich snippets in Google?

You want to apply the properties identified in both the Question scheme and Answer scheme as defined on Schema.org. In particular and at minimum, use the following attributes/properties: itemscope ...
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Will Google Search penalize a sudden increase of reviews?

Importing reviews into a website seems to be against Google's guidelines: Sites must collect ratings information directly from users and not from other sites. Review Guidelines for Local Businesses ...
4 votes

How to fix warning messages in the SDTT if the data is not available?

I do not have SKU and unique identifier, so how can I fix these warnings? Is there any way I can by-pass these errors or do tweak in code? There is no way to fix this other than to provide the ...
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Using the FAQ schema doesn't show a rich snippet in Google Search results

Google guidelines make it clear that rich snippets are not guaranteed, even if the code is correct: Google does not guarantee that your structured data will show up in search results, even if your ...
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Does the order of my structured data effect SERP position?

The order of structured data properties can't effect rankings. This is because Google says structured data doesn't affect rankings at all. For more information about how structured data actually ...
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Is Structured Data worth the effort for large websites which rank reasonably well

The best estimates I've seen is that high-value rich snippets drive 10% to 30% more traffic from search engines due to increased click through rate (CTR). Most pages don't have an appropriate high-...
3 votes
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Missing author, and some URL have been removed

The only way to clear Structured Data errors in Google Webmaster Tools is to either remove the structured data markup so that Google will not attempt to read structured data from the page, or fix the ...
3 votes

Schema.org or Data-Vocabulary.org for breadcrumbs?

Up-to-date answer, January 3rd, 2017 data-vocabulary.org - offers microdata for breadcrumbs for quite some time now. Simply use it like this: <div class="breadcrumb"> <span itemscope ...
3 votes

Webmasters hentry error and authorless pages

This issue is rather common and found in mostly poorly edited or made WordPress themes. entry-title, updated and author are all related to the Hatom markup which requires hentry to included above the ...
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Schema Remote Review

Google’s documentation of their Rich Snippet Aggregate Review still uses the Data-vocabulary.org vocabulary, but I think it’s safe to assume that this also applies to the Schema.org vocabulary. There ...
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3 votes

Open Graph breaks Structured Data Testing Tool

When checking your document by entering its URL, it reports this error. But when checking your document by entering its markup (or when re-checking the code the tool fetched from the URL), it reports ...
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3 votes

Google removing full path in search results

Not sure if this is really an answer, more an observation, but anyway... It seems that if Google is able to extract an obvious breadcrumb trail from the page then it will show this in the search ...
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How can you have a hotel to have a Schema.org rating based on the hotel star rating system?

Types and properties for hotels are proposed and will likely be part of the next Schema.org release (2.3). In this proposal, Hotel¹ can have the property starRating¹: An official rating for the ...
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