With the beginning of mobile-first-indexing, site-owners can now select “Googlebot Smartphone” as the user-agent on the rich results testing tool to see if their sites are prepared for mobile-first indexing.Continue reading
Another question that I get asked frequently is how one can fix Structured Data Errors in WordPress. And in this blog post I want to give some tips how it’s actually done.Continue reading
If you no longer want to use SNIP and/or want to delete all data that has been created, follow the instructions below:Continue reading
It seems that Structured Data and all that kind of things that come along with it get more and more traction these days. So it’s time for me to write something that shows you how you can add structured data markup to your WordPress site. Let’s begin!Continue reading
Lots of customers didn’t recognize that they have Structured Data on their site. But when they install SNIP, the Structured Data WordPress Plugin, they check their sites using Googles Structured Data Test Tool and they suddenly recognize that there are other schemas, maybe duplicate ones, that they now want to remove. Here is how you can detect those and how they can be removed.Continue reading
This is a collection of questions from users about the activation process. It hopefully helps you to find out why it’s not working on your site.Continue reading
Google started its job search some time ago in Germany (and some other countries). This functionality was already available in some English-speaking countries, but it has since been introduced in many other countries, too.
It seems like it’s time for me to write something about what others call “SEO for Job Postings”. This only describes how to post a job on Google. “Post a job” is, however, the wrong word for it as you can read below.
Of course you need structured data again. And in this blog post I explain how this works and how you can integrate it into WordPress. Let’s get started!Continue reading
In this post I want to show you a few Structured Data examples, how they may look like in search results and how they’re actually build. If you’re using SNIP, my Structured Data Plugin for WordPress, you can either copy&paste the JSON+LD code or (even better) copy&paste the Global Snippets code. That will save you a ton of work because you basically only need to have look if it fit’s your need. No coding. Nothing. Enjoy! 😉Continue reading
Bill asked me today how it’s possible to use a certain post thumbnail size in SNIP. Unfortunately that is not possible at the moment directly within SNIP. However there is a workaround that extends its functionality. And here is how it works:Continue reading
You maybe heard the term Structured Data already, right? It’s part of technical SEO (as you will learn below) and therefore important for every website that thrives for higher rankings and/or for better search results that perform. So now you’re curious which one is the best Structured Data plugin for WordPress, right? It’s SNIP, the Structured Data Plugin for WordPress, but read on to learn everything about the comparison I did here.Continue reading
Since version 2.13.0, SNIP can import and export Global Snippets. Here I want to show you how this works.Continue reading
It’s time for another great blog post. In this one I want to give you an extensive insight into SNIP, my WordPress Plugin for Structured Data. It should give you a great overview in which situations it can help you. Have fun! 😉Continue reading
A customers of mine just told me that he found an issue within WooCommerce that leads to the problem that SNIP shows wrong rating numbers.Continue reading
The time has come: nobody can avoid structured data anymore. It’s part of technical SEO. I wrote a lot about it in the past but in this blog post I want to focus on Schema for WooCommerce. Hopefully you can learn a lot about it and you are able to create your own snippets after that. Have fun!Continue reading
A customer asked if it’s possible to target all pages that have a parent page. And here is how it works:Continue reading
Yoast SEO has started to integrate Structured Data in version 11.0. However it’s still not possible to create your own schemas without the knowledge of the programming language PHP. If you want to totally remove Structured Data generated by the plugin, follow this instructions:Continue reading
Of course you can exclude Structured Data on certain posts (pages and custom post types), too. It’s super easy (see down below). However I would not recommend to use this functionality very often as it messes up your ruleset-metabox and therefore it quickly gets very complicated.Continue reading
Our webhosting provider notified me about a scheduled maintenance of the server rich-snippets.io is running on. Therefore it might be that our website is not reachable for 60 minutes between Monday May 6, 2019 11pm and Tuesday May 7, 2019 5am (CEST timezone).
It can be that SNIP will not be able to retrieve any data from the API that is on this server. Please wait for 60 minutes in order to continue your work with Structured Data.
Sorry for the inconvenience caused by this.
The WP Job Manager Plugin creates Structured Data out of the box. However, as almost always, these are not complete. Googles Structured Data Test Tool complains about missing recommended fields:
- And maybe more.
This post describes how you can build your own using SNIP, the Structured Data Plugin for WordPress.Continue reading
Robert reported today that he got an error saying that the REST API has no route. Here is how he had fixed it:Continue reading
A customer asked how he can use stamped.io review ratings for an
AggregateRating for his WooCommerce products. Here is how it works:
As far as I know you need to use stamped.io’s WordPress Plugin. It fetches all the ratings from their API and buffers it into the WordPress post meta database table. SNIP can access this data.
First of all you need to follow the example on how to work with custom fields. The configuration of the
AggregateRating schema is a little different.
You can use the following values:
ratingValue: Post meta field “stamped_io_product_reviews_new->rating”
bestRating: Direct Text Input “5”
reviewCount: Post meta field “stamped_io_product_reviews_new->count”
worstRating: Direct Text Input “1”
That’s it! Have fun! 😉
One of the top questions that I get asked is: “how can I use my custom fields within a Global Snippet?”. So it’s worth writing about it.Continue reading
Have you ever seen the date of a post in search results? Yes, that’s also done with Structured Data. Here is how it works.Continue reading
Yeah I just pushed-out version 2.9. In this blogpost you can read what’s new.Continue reading
I plan to integrate a “sync functionality”. In this article you can read how I envisage the function in the future.Continue reading
I just pushed out an update to version 2.8 which has gained a lot of new features! Let’s have a look!Continue reading
A predefined Global Snippet is a snippet that has been installed by the plugin when you first activate it. More or less that are example- (or demo-) snippets you can work with.Continue reading
In version 2.8.0 of SNIP a long awaited feature came into the plugin. The feature is called “loop” and allows you to define a property to use a loop that it runs through. Here is how this works:Continue reading
Google shows Social Profile links on the Knowledge Panel. You can add your profile links there by updating your Organization or Person schema. Here is how it works with SNIPContinue reading
It seem that currently no single week passes by where Google does not change something on the Structured Data algorithm. More and more users a writing to me because they get errors and/or warnings on the Structured Data Test Tool. This blogpost exists to clarify the difference of both.Read more
Since version 2.7.0 it’s possible to add reviews to the WooCommerce product snippets. As per default the plugin only integrates 5 reviews into the snippet. Here is how you can extend this number.Continue reading
Today I released version 2.7. In this version I mainly wanted to make the experience of using SNIP as smooth as possible. So I focused on the onboarding process a lot. But the update fixed some issues as well. Read more in this post.
If a user reports a conflict with another plugin and/or theme, it’s collected here.Continue reading
A few days ago some customers reported that Google now wants to see the
url as well as the
priceValidUntil properties for all Offers. Here is how you can deal with this.
Here are the exact warnings that Googles Structured Data Test Tools shows:
priceValidUntilfield is recommended. Please provide a value if available.
urlfield is recommended. Please provide a value if available.
Since version 2.5 it’s possible to add product attributes to your global snippets as well. Here is how this works:Continue reading
Another month went by and I’ve worked very hard to ship the next version. This was particular difficult for me because I haven’t got a lot of time to work on the code itself.Continue reading
A breadcrumb trail on a page indicates the page’s position in the site hierarchy. A user can navigate all the way up in the site hierarchy, one level at a time, by starting from the last breadcrumb in the breadcrumb list.
Google uses the BreadcrumbList Schema-Type to show it in search results. You can read more about that on Googles Reference Page. In this post I’ll show you how to generate a BreadcrumbList with SNIP – The Rich Snippets and Structured Data Plugin for WordPress.Continue reading
A few customers recently reported that they’re getting errors for the Article snippet. Specifically on the ImageObject for the Organization sub-snippet. This is what I think Google is doing and how to fix it.Continue reading