Adding Context to Structured Data Issues in Search Console

March 28, 2022

To help you identify structured data issues more effectively, starting tomorrow Search Console is adding more context to its error reporting. For example, if a website doesn't provide the name of the author in Review snippet markup, Search Console currently reports an error named Missing field "name". Starting today, that error will be namedMissing field "name" (in "author"). The more detailed context in parenthesis can help you find the issues more easily in your structured data.

Structured data issues context in Search Console

This change will impact all Search Console rich result status reports, the Search Console URL inspection tool andRich Results Test, even if you haven’t changed your structured data markup:

All your open issues in Google Search Console that refer to nested properties will be automatically closed. For example, if you have an issue that says "Missing field 'name'," the issue will be closed and replaced with a new issue that says "Missing field 'name' (in 'author')." This change is simply in the issue name and will not affect how Search Console detects errors.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out on the Google Search Central Community or on Twitter.

Google is constantly working to improve the search experience for users. One of the ways they do this is by using the "Search Console" to help website owners troubleshoot issues and track their site's performance in Google Search results.

The Search Console is a free tool that provides valuable data and insights about how your site appears in Google search results. It can also be used to submit your sitemap, which helps Google index your site more effectively.

In a recent blog post, Moshe Samet, Search Console Product Manager, and Ryan Levering, Google Search Engineering, announced some new features that have been added to the Search Console. These features include:

-A new "index coverage" report that shows you how well your site is being indexed by Google. -The ability to submit your sitemap directly from the Search Console. -Improved performance reporting, including a new "speed report" that shows you how fast your pages are loading. -New tools for troubleshooting AMP errors.

These new features will help website owners understand how their site is performing in Google search results and make necessary changes to improve their ranking.

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