Google will replace data-vocabulary markup with markups

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January 21, 2020, 4:09 PM UTC

The search engine giant will stop supporting data-vocabulary markup from 6th April 2020.

This piece states Google announced that due to the increasing usage and popularity of, the platform will drop data-vocabulary markup for rich results and focus on a single SD scheme. Though there isn’t a huge difference between the two markups, it is expected to create an impact on the rich results report from April 6th 2020.

Site owners and SEO professionals who use data-vocabulary markup will be contacted via Search Console with warnings to change the markup. The warnings issued from the Search Console will allow marketers to identify and replace the with markups.

Webpages with structured data will trigger a warning for appropriate rich result type from 20th January to April 6th 2020. After April 6th, an error will be triggered on webpages with structured data.

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