Google Structured Data Report Flatlines, Google Fixes

Aug 29, 2013 • 8:22 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Data HighlighterOver the past few days, there were several reports in the Google Webmaster Help forum that the structure data report within Google Webmaster Tools was reporting zero elements of structured data.

Of course, for those who spent the time and resources adding rich structured data to their site, this can be concerning.

Google Structured Data Report Bug Resolved

It appears it was simply a reporting bug and had no impact on the structured data showing up in the search results as rich snippets. Nevertheless, the issue seems to be resolved and the structure data reports have returned back to normal for most.

Yesterday, Google's John Mueller update webmasters in the thread saying:

Thanks for your patience, everyone! It looks like this should be resolved in the meantime.

The reporting of the structured data found on your site wouldn't be related to any change you'd see in your site's visibility in search, so if you're seeing changes there, that would generally be due to something else (and you might want to start a thread separately about it).

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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08/29/2013 02:26 pm

Now if they would fix that damn little box they've put up on the front page of AdSense reporting. Even if you have all 'text & image" ads as your default and even if you've changed those prior that you used, there is still a message warning that you could make 'lots more $$$' if you'd go from text-only to text-and-image. Also dislike their 404 error reporting. It's so far behind it's useless. Best to use hosting toolbox and ignore Google recommendations.

John Seal

08/29/2013 04:14 pm

It made for some excitement for a bit!


08/29/2013 09:47 pm

yes. why they need this structured data? anyway organic serp is not organic anymore, all good sites pandalized/penguinized except big brands, gov sites & google properties.


09/01/2013 04:02 am

Thanks goodness that problem has been fixed, otherwise it could be frustrating for all those who spent man hours adding those structure data to their sites.

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