We’ve curated some of the big news surrounding structured data for the week to help you stay on top of changes and news:
Google’s Gary Illyes explains what technology Google’s search teams will be focused on in 2017. He mentions that structured data is getting picked up more and more by companies all over the world. This is good news for the future of search as it will become easier for searchers to find the content they are looking for.
JSON-LD is the markup format which is most widely used today for schema.org markup. While Google still accepts all types of structured data formats, Google’s John Mueller has said that Google prefers that you use JSON-LD. He cites the possibility that in the future, some of the newer types of structured data will only be available in JSON-LD.
Google has announced that URLs in search results will now feature a “better presentation” on the mobile search platform. This means that users will be able to view the breadcrumb path to see which page they are viewing. This isn’t just a cosmetic update, it has deeper SEO implications. It will give website owners a better reason to pay attention to the page name recommendations highlighted in Google’s best SEO practices.