Customers asked if I offer kind of a service to setup schema.org for them. Unfortunately I can’t do it myself but I’ve partners who work with me. Professional SEOs that have multiple years of experience. Click here to buy the setup service.
SNIP, the Structured Data Plugin for WordPress allows you to create Rich Snippets that produce stars in search results. However it does not allow your users to rate your blog post as it’s not a rating plugin. That means it has no built-in rating system that counts automatically.
Hey customers! Today our web hosting provider told us that there will be a planned maintenance between July, 09 and July, 10 around 11 pm and 5 am CEST. So it might be that our server will not be available for up to 60 minutes during that time. That means that the Rich Snippets WordPress plugin will maybe not work as expected as it needs to load some data for your snippets from our servers.
Hey customers! Today our web hosting provider told us that there will be a planned maintenance between May, 22 and May, 24 around 11 pm and 5 am CEST. So it might be that our server will not be available for about 30 minutes during that time. That means that the Rich Snippets WordPress plugin will maybe not work as expected as it needs to load some data for your snippets from our servers. Sorry for that inconvenience.
Jayne sent me an email today. She wanted to know how to properly build a Rich Snippet for Businesses. She wrote that her competitor has stars in his search results and she wants to do the same but don’t know how it works. Jayne, I’m here to help. So please read on! Continue reading →
Holla! Here is Flo. I hope all of you are doing well. I just wanted to let everyone know that the release of version 2.3.0 has just been re-scheduled to February 12 as I need some more time for testing. Unfortunately I told some customers that the version will be read till the end of last week but that doesn’t work. So please lean back, relax and let me do my homework so that the upgrade will be smooth as silk within your WordPress install.
As you may know it’s possible to have multiple snippets on one page. However this may cause side effects. Especially if you’re using multiple snippets that can create a Rich Snippet on search results. Let’s say you have a blogpost that generates the following snippets:
The Review- and the Event-Snippet can create a Rich Snippet on search results. But how do you tell search engines which one to show? Continue reading →
A new customer contacted me today and had a really good question. So I thought I can write a blogpost about it. The question was if it’s okay to have multiple snippets of the same type on one page. Here is the answer:
Some of our users currently get the message that they cannot update the plugin because of the error that says they purchase code is tied to another host. This may occur because we’ve updated our servers just this night so that it can also recognize subdomains.
As you may know: CodeCanyon only sells licenses that are bound for one domain. However subdomains are allowed.
This error occurs due to the fact that CodeCanyon only sells licenses that are available for one domain only. If you’re trying to install the plugin on multiple domains you will get the following error on the second domain:
“It seems that this purchase code is tied to another host. Please buy a new license in order to use this plugin on another sites.”
It seems that this purchase code is tied to another host and/or IP address. A purchase code can only be linked to one domain at a time.
You’re definitely looking onto the right plugin. It allows you to add so called “global snippets”. That means that you can add snippets for specific posts, post types, categories or whatever you need and add them dynamically depending on your rules. Continue reading →
In general, yes but there are limitations. Some of the plugins out there (like AdvancedCustomFields) save their data into the wp_postmeta database table. From there you can use the saved data to include it into your snippets.
As of version 2.2.0, referencing to the post content and to a custom ID is deprecated. This is because referencing to an HTML-Element from JSON+LD code does not work. Here is how you can correct your global snippets: Continue reading →
After the long post I wrote about Schema for WooCommerce, customers asked how it’s actually done. How can one build his or her own Rich Snippets? In an email a customer of mine, Michael, asked if I could do a blogpost or a video about how to set up SNIP, my Structured Data Plugin for WordPress to use it with WooCommerce products. I guess what he wanted to do is to produce a Rich Snippet for WooCommerce products so that search engines show a nice search result. But read on …
On Monday the new version 2.2.0 will arrive in your WordPress dashboard. To be prepared for this I’ll switch rich-snippets.io to a new server that allows to receive more requests made from the plugin. Continue reading →
Oliver asked via E-Mail on how to do a proper AggregateRating as he has seen that his competitor is using it as well. In this post I will show you how to create a proper aggregateRating by using snip – Rich Snippet WordPress Plugin. Continue reading →
Some Rich Snippets (like the Article snippet) provide an image-attribute. In the early days it was easy: you could just provide an image URL here. However this no longer works as search engines want to see more data. That is the width, the height and the URL of an image. This is how you properly add an image snippet into another snippet: Continue reading →
The plugin cannot modify any snippets created by WooCommerce. However you can completely deactivate the generation of snippets created from it. Then you can re-create the products snippet on your own. In version 2.2 the plugin has almost full WooCommerce support. So it might be that you get in trouble by creating snippets for variable products with multiple prices, for example.
Some days ago I’ve read an interesting article about semantic data and how it affects a sites SEO. “Semantic data” in this case is the data you provide to search engines and that has been processed specially for them. In short: we’re talking about schema.org syntax and Rich Snippets.
The research paper I’m talking about were put together by a team at WordLift. Data results were presented at SEMANTiCS 2017 and posted on TorqueMag. I won’t go into every detail as you can read through the whole story yourself. However what blow my mind was the fact that a website was able
to get +12.13% new users,
saw a +18.47% increase in organic traffic,
increased page views +2.4 times,
and expanded session duration by +13.75%
Just by adding schema.org data! Sounds to good to be true? I’m telling you: it’s not. Why? Because schema.org and Rich Snippets are around for a while. It’s not something new. It’s not something special. Search engines force you to add semantic data to your website, too. Why not, using the Rich Snippet WordPress Plugin?
Sometimes you get an error from the Rich Snippets Test Tool by Google that says that the image URL is missing. If this is the case, you maybe did not define a Site Identity Logo in WordPress. So to fix this you can do one of the following (A or B):
Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
Go to Appearance > Customize.
Click on “Site Identity”.
Upload an image in the section where it says “Site icon”.
There are several reasons why you don’t have the “Site Identity” option:
You’re using an old WordPress version.
Your theme removed the setting from the customizer.
Or you don’t want to use the site icon image.
In this case, do the following to add an image manually:
Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
Go to “snip – The Rich Snippets Plugin” > Global Snippets.
Edit the “Organization” Snippet.
Scroll down to the http://schema.org/logo property.
Then edit the three image-properties as shown in the image below by setting the dropdown from their original properties to “Direct text input”. Then enter: