Google Updates Rich Snippets For Articles Documentation For AMP

Dec 18, 2015 • 7:42 am | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

We know Google recently updated their documentation for the rich snippets for articles page by requiring author name but that wasn't it.

Kyle Sutton posted on Google+, which I spotted via seoskeptic.com that Google made several changes there specific to AMP.

Kyle wrote:

There is a host of new mandatory Publisher properties, many of which require specifying a logo and dimensions. Interesting to see that "mainEntityOfPage" is now a recommended property, too.

John Mueller indirectly replied on Twitter that some of these changes are specific to AMP. He wrote:

This question was also asked in a Google hangout this morning at 35:22 mark:

Question:

Article rich snippet guide was updated (https://goo.gl/IV5nVi), and according to you this one with 14 required properties is for AMP. Can I consider old guide with 3 required properties (http://goo.gl/upr4T0) is still valid for non-AMP articles?

Answer: YES, he said.

He said look at the archive.org to see the old documentation and they are working on making this all clearer, i.e. what is AMP specific and what is not.

Forum discussion at Google+.

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