All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘rich snippets’

Google Makes It Easier For People To Search For Your Content

Google announced that it’s now showing a new and improved sitelinks search box within search results, which will make it easier to find specific content on third-party websites from Google itself. The box is more prominent, and supports autocomplete. Here’s what it looks like for YouTube: You can mark up your own site so that Google has the ability to …

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

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 snippets and other features to your search result,” the company explains. “For example, the search snippet for a restaurant might …

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Cutts: Use Schema Video Markup For Pages With Embedded YouTube Videos

There is a lot of webmaster interest these days in the impact schema markup has on content in search results. Today’s Webmaster Help video from Google addresses video markup. Matt Cutts takes on the following submitted question: Rich snippets are automatically added to SERPs for video results from YouTube. Is it recommended to add schema video markup onsite in order …

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Yandex Launches Interactive Snippets Called ‘Islands’

Russian search giant Yandex announced a newly redesigned search results page today, including new interactive snippets. The company calls these snippets “Islands”. Yandex says Islands will speed up the engagement with sites and services by allowing users to take action on their queries from the results pages. Users could, for example, buy movie tickets, make reservations at restaurants, or pay …

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Is It Worth It To Your Site To Help Google Build Its ‘Knowledge’?

Search is moving more and more toward structured data, which in turn, is leading search engines to delivering the information users are seeking without the need of having to send them to third-party sites. Google, in particular, is making tremendous use of this data in offerings like its Knowledge Graph and in Google Now, and it’s still very early days …

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Google Gives Webmasters Alternative To Markup With Data Highlighter

Google announced the launch of Data Highlighter in Webmaster Tools, a tool for event data (and soon other types of data) that gives them an alternative to having to markup their sites. It lets webmasters show Google pieces of data on a typical event page on their site for use in Google’s structured data offerings in search results (like rich …

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Matt Cutts On Schema.org Markup As A Ranking Signal

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 (or the other search engines, for that matter). Google’s Matt Cutts posted a new Webmaster Help video talking about this, …

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Google Will Not Hesitate To Take Manual Action On Rich Snippet Abuse

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 data markup to you site, rich snippets are generated algorithmically based on that markup,” Google says in the post. “If …

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Google Tweaks Rich Snippets Testing Tool, Calls It Structured Data 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 appear in search results. Google also says the new design makes it clearer what structured data Google can extract from …

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Google Decides To Stop Supporting 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 for these rich snippets. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land shares a statement from Google, saying, “Users can still search …

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Structured Data Dashboard Comes To Google Webmaster Tools

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 views, which will let you see things like: The first view is Site-level view, which aggregates data by root item …

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Google Rich Snippet Updates Announced, Author Stats Go Missing

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 on a global scale, so businesses around the world can take advantage of them, and stand our more in search …

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