A few customers have reported today that Google search console as well as Googles Structured Data Test Tool brings up the following error: One of offers or review or aggregateRating should be provided. In this post I want to investigate a little further what’s happened.
In mid-September, Google announced changes to the way Rich Snippets are displayed. By tagging websites with structured data, website operators can create more than just the usual snippets of title, text and URL. Now, it seems, the changes are through.
Benoit, a developer and very welcoming customer of mine, asked how he can integrate comments into this schemas. Here is an example field type that I’ve coded for him. Feel free to customize it the way you like it.
I’ve just sent out an email to all subscribers to inform everyone about the things that are currently going on in my day-to-day job of making SNIP better and better. Of course I also want to keep everyone else up to date with the latest news. That’s why this blog post exists.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Search Engine Land reported last month that it’s okay to post reviews from other sites (like Yelp, Google Maps, etc.) on your website. However you should not mark them up with schema.org structured data as this is against Googles guidelines. The reason is that the markup is reserved for reviews “directly produced by your site” and not copied from other sites.
So please keep that in mind when adding structured data to your reviews.
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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?
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