What are rich cards?Rich cards are a new way for Google to display information in its search results. They were announced at the Google I/O conference in May 2016.
What type of rich cards are currently supported?
- Movie listing
How can I test my website's rich cards?A great thing about rich cards and snippets is the great documentation that Google have provided. The have a clear set of guidelines and examples that you can follow to use rich cards on your website.
Google Structured Data Testing Tool
How to use the structured data testing toolFor this example, I will be adding in a link into the testing tool and will show you an example output.
- Open up the tool and enter your website / webpage address into the "FETCH URL" tab, then click the "RUN TEST" button;
- The test will now run (it may take a few seconds) and you will see the results. On the left pane you will see the html code that the tool has retrieved from your webpage. On the right pane you will see what rich cards or snippets the tool has found on you webpage;
- In this case the tool has found 3 markups; Organization, LocalBusiness and WebSite. You can see that there are 0 errors and 0 warning. That's great news! If you do get any errors or warnings then you can click into each schema and Google will tell you more about the issue and possibly how to rectify it.
Google Search Console
Google Search Console - Structured Data
Google Search Console - Rich Cards
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