GOOGLE - We do not detect any structured data on your site

  • Structured data helps Google understand the content on your site, which can be used to display rich snippets in search results.
    You provide structured data by adding HTML markup to your site's pages.
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  • If you have to ask...

    How is this an error?

    Anything that would impair your sites ranking should be counted as a bug or a server enough design flaw that registers as a bug... ie.. an issue that should be addressed immediately.


    This is serious enough that all major competitive developments implemented this some time ago.

  • Structured data is completely optional and NOT impairing your ranking. Providing this data may ENHANCE it, if at all. Don't fall for every SEO myth.

  • Possibly takes some time until that list is built up because for woltlab.com Google's webmaster tools report a lot of structured data.

    Alexander Ebert
    Senior Developer WoltLab® GmbH

  • Possibly takes some time until that list is built up because for woltlab.com Google's webmaster tools report a lot of structured data.

    How many months must one wait? Because I imported back in March it's almost May.......

  • And what notices do they keep giving you?


    I've several sites top listed in both google and bing and don't provide any structured data at all beyond what came out of the box (funnily, they are all powered by Woltlab).


    Again, please don't fall for the myth that any suggestion either one is giving is indicative for something their rating algorithms are actually based off.

  • Again, please don't fall for the myth that any suggestion either one is giving is indicative for something their rating algorithms are actually based off.

    When it's coming from the horse's mouth... Directly from Google or Bing themselves and not just some random rumor or myth posting... But directly from Google or Bing... You either take it seriously or you're not serious about your sites.


    I cannot take anyone seriously who would not take Google and Bing's own advice seriously.

  • When it's coming from the horse's mouth... Directly from Google or Bing themselves and not just some random rumor or myth posting... But directly from Google or Bing... You either take it seriously or you're not serious about your sites.
    I cannot take anyone seriously who would not take Google and Bing's own advice seriously.

    You do know that the big search engine distributors ALL make a fuzz about keeping their search logic in the dark to keep the advantage on the market they might have? A suggestion on how to improve the display of your ranked entry is simply not the same as a direct indication on what impedes the ranking itself. That's two different things. As long as Google doesn't classify it as an error you can always assume that it might enhance your ranking if present but will not impede your ranking if not. That's what I'm saying.

  • When it's coming from the horse's mouth... Directly from Google or Bing themselves and not just some random rumor or myth posting... But directly from Google or Bing... You either take it seriously or you're not serious about your sites.
    I cannot take anyone seriously who would not take Google and Bing's own advice seriously.

    You do know that the big search engine distributors ALL make a fuzz about keeping their search logic in the dark to keep the advantage on the market they might have? A suggestion on how to improve the display of your ranked entry is simply not the same as a direct indication on what impedes the ranking itself. That's two different things. As long as Google doesn't classify it as an error you can always assume that it might enhance your ranking if present but will not impede your ranking if not. That's what I'm saying.

  • You do know that the big search engine distributors ALL make a fuzz about keeping their search logic in the dark to keep the advantage on the market they might have? A suggestion on how to improve the display of your ranked entry is simply not the same as a direct indication on what impedes the ranking itself. That's two different things. As long as Google doesn't classify it as an error you can always assume that it might enhance your ranking if present but will not impede your ranking if not. That's what I'm saying.

    Content is what is important. And true, they do keep their little details secret.


    But you should always take all their suggestions to heart, especially when they make a tool for you to use to check if that suggestion is working.


    So yes, you should still take it seriously.

  • Again: It's not a bug as long as Google does not classify it as an error. That's why it has been classified as a suggestion now :P

  • @Aslan The structured data is present in the page source, you can check it yourself if you wish too. Usually the webmaster tools are rather slow, it sometimes takes a week or two until changes are actually reflected there (but not on Google's search itself though), but a significant amount of time has passed, so it should be there.


    Oh wait: Are you monitoring the domain WITH https://? Google's Webmaster Tools treat SSL and non-SSL pages different, you must explicitly register it with https in order to get the correct data. We had the same with woltlab.com, it shows almost nothing for the non-https (we forward all traffic to SSL), but the https page shows all the data.

    Alexander Ebert
    Senior Developer WoltLab® GmbH

  • Oh wait: Are you monitoring the domain WITH https://? Google's Webmaster Tools treat SSL and non-SSL pages different, you must explicitly register it with https in order to get the correct data. We had the same with woltlab.com, it shows almost nothing for the non-https (we forward all traffic to SSL), but the https page shows all the data.

    That maybe it.... Made the change.... Will check back in a month.


    Thanks for the tip :thumbup: