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Google Notifies Webmasters Of Manual Actions Regarding ‘Spammy Structured Markup’

Google Notifies Webmasters Of Manual Actions Regarding ‘Spammy Structured Markup’

By Chris Crum February 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Google wants you to use structured data markup on your site to give it better information, and help it make more compelling search results. “If Google understands the markup on your pages, it can use this information to add rich …

Matt Cutts On Schema.org Markup As A Ranking Signal Matt Cutts On Schema.org Markup As A Ranking Signal
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In 2011, Google teamed up with Microsoft and Yahoo to launch schema.org, an initiative to support a common set of schemas for structured data markup. You might wonder whether or not implementing these schemas may influence your ranking in Google …

Google Will Take Manual Action On Rich Snippets Google Will Take Manual Action On Rich Snippets
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As previously reported, Google has updated its Webmaster Guidelines. Part of the update is some new stuff about rich snippets. Google is highlighting these changes specifically in a post on the Webmaster Central blog today. “Once you’ve correctly added structured …

Google Tweaks Rich Snippets Testing Tool Google Tweaks Rich Snippets Testing Tool

Google has launched a new version of its rich snippet testing tool, which it now calls the Structured Data Testing Tool. The company says it has improved how it displays rich snippets in the tool to better mach how they …

Google Gets Rid Of Prayer Times In Search Results Google Gets Rid Of Prayer Times In Search Results

Google used to have a rich snippet for prayer times, which sites for religious organizations could use to show these times in Google’s search results pages underneath their main listing. Google has decided to no longer support the mark up …

Webmaster Tools Gets new Structured Data Tool Webmaster Tools Gets new Structured Data Tool
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Google has added a new feature to Webmaster Tools called the Structured Data Dashboard. The purpose, Google says, is to provide webmasters with more visibility into the structured data that Google knows about for their site. It comes with three …

Google Updates Rich Snipppets, Author Stats MIA Google Updates Rich Snipppets, Author Stats MIA
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Update: A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “We’ve currently disabled the experimental ‘Author stats’ feature in Webmaster Tools Labs as we work to fix a bug in the way stats are attributed.” Google announced that Product Rich Snippets are now supported …

Google Adds Info About Concerts Near You Google Adds Info About Concerts Near You

Google announced the addition of upcoming concert dates to search results for bands and music artists, by location. The goal is for users to be able to see when they’re favorite music acts are performing somewhere within their own vicinity. …

Google Rich Snippets: Take Better Advantage Of Them Google Rich Snippets: Take Better Advantage Of Them
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Google has put out a series of videos to help you better take advantage of their rich snippet offerings. Doing so can help your content stand out in search results, and inspire more clicks and search traffic. In an increasingly …

Google and Bing Changes You Need to Know About Google and Bing Changes You Need to Know About
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There have been a whole lot of announcements from the major search engines this week, that all webmasters should be aware of – especially from Google, because while its market share may have slipped slightly (while Bing-powered search has grown …

Google Launches Rich Snippets for Music Google Launches Rich Snippets for Music

Google announced that it has launched rich snippets for music. This allows webmasters to mark up pages using the music markup to allow search results to display song info in the snippet. The feature is already being utilized by MySpace, …

Google, Bing, and Yahoo Work Together on Search Google, Bing, and Yahoo Work Together on Search

Bing, Google and Yahoo have teamed up to announce schema.org, an initiative to support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on web pages. A representative for Bing tells WebProNews, “Over the past two years, Bing has worked …

Google Uses Rich Snippets for Local Search
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Google announced that it is now using Rich Snippets for local search. Webmasters with pages that in some way pertain to real world places, can utilize these to reference those places and optimize for local search results. 

Google Highlights Answers in Search Results
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Google has launched a new feature for search called "answer highlighting." This is based on Google Squared, Google’s structured data project announced last year at the company’s Searchology event. What it does is highlight answers to applicable queries within the search snippet.