We’ve curated some of the big news surrounding structured data for the week to help you stay on top of changes and news:
In an effort to stay competitive with Amazon, eBay is making an effort to gather more structured data on its listings. This will help eBay by:
SEO strategist Kyle Sutton of ClickSeed noted today on Google+ that Google’s guide to markup properties for article rich snippets* on the Google Developers site has been considerably expanded, and that this revision was doubtlessly “in preparation for the launch of AMP [Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages project] next year.”
Google recently changed the developer docs for rich snippet markup to add that it is required to put in the author name in your markup.
It seems that while Authorship is dead, Author Rank is not. Google may be recommending to leave the Authorship markup in place because it still drives some level of author signals. It could also mean they may be exploring a new Authorship-like feature, though at this point, we can’t count on that.
Did we miss anything big? Please let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the list.