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Rich Snippets

When talking about search result pages, SEOs often refer to “snippets”. Each URL has its own snippet, usually consisting of the title, the URL and the description. Rich snippets are search result snippets with some added info, this could be a rating in stars, maybe including price and availability, but it could also be several upcoming events or an image and preparation time for recipes.

We regularly discuss rich snippets on yoast.com, so read what we’ve had to say about them:

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Not sure what a rich snippet is? We'll explain it to you in plain English! On top of that, we'll help you get them for your site.

Structured data with Schema.org: the ultimate guide »

To get search engines to fully understand your site, you need structured data in the form of Schema.org. This guide helps you on your way.


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Structured data for beginners: New and free training course!

19 November 2020 | 2 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

Today, we’re adding a NEW and FREE training course to Yoast SEO academy: Structured data for beginners! Want to get noticed in Google? Want your pages to stand out from the other search results? Then you need colorful, rich results that entice people to click. To show rich results for your website, search engines need …

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How to get ratings and reviews for your online business

13 October 2020 | 2 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

Reviews or testimonials are mostly said to work on the basis of social proof. Social proof is a psychological process in which people copy the behavior of others, in an attempt to reflect correct behavior. In this post, I’ll take a look at how reviews work, how you can get them and how structured data …

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How to add HowTo Schema using Yoast SEO blocks

7 September 2020 | 16 Comments | Edwin Toonen

You might know that structured data in the form of Schema.org can do wonders for your search results. It also forms the basis for an ever-increasing amount of new and exciting developments on the search engine front. Google has said many times that structured data is beneficial. Today, we’re going to look at an exciting …

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The history of Schema: towards an easy to understand web

17 August 2020 | 13 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today, it seems that everyone is talking about Schema as being the next hot thing. It has a rich history, and it took a long while for it to gain momentum. Talk of a machine-readable web started when the internet was still in its infancy. It was Sir Tim Berners-Lee — the computer scientist best …

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history of schema

Making the web better: an interview with Joost & Omar

August 1 is World Wide Web Day. On this date, back in 1989, the world wide web was born at the CERN lab in Switzerland. Something that started as a way to share knowledge between scientists, has grown out to something none of us can imagine life without. And because the web is such an …

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Rich Snippets

When talking about search result pages, SEOs often refer to “snippets”. Each URL has its own snippet, usually consisting of the title, the URL and the description. Rich snippets are search result snippets with some added info, this could be a rating in stars, maybe including price and availability, but it could also be several upcoming events or an image and preparation time for recipes.

We regularly discuss rich snippets on yoast.com, so read what we’ve had to say about them: