Top Stories with AMP Added to Google Structured Data Site

Concurrent with its announcement that Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) articles are now available in the search results, Google has added a new page to the Structured Data section of the Google Developers site: "Top Stories with AMP". This now joins "Live Blogs" in the section titled "Promote Content using Carousels".

This comes on the heels of AMP-facing changes to the Structured Data page for Article Rich Snippets made in December. While at time of writing the article rich snippets specifications remain unaltered, the new page unambiguously confirms that the structured data guidelines for article rich snippets were paving the way for AMP.

The new structured data guidelines for AMP-supported schema.org article types (Article, News Article, BlogPosting) are, in fact, nearly identical to those that appeared on the article rich snippets page in December.
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Google Now Supports JSON-LD for Review and Product Rich Snippets

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller announced today on Google+ that Google is now supporting JSON-LD "for Reviews and Products structured data markup."

Until today the generation of review and product rich snippets in Google search results required either microdata or RDFa. Unlike these two inline structured data markup syntaxes, JSON-LD can be placed anywhere in an HTML document with a <script> tag, entirely separate from the page's presentation layer.
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Google Releases Long-Awaited Knowledge Graph API

December 18, 2015
Google Releases Long-Awaited Knowledge Graph API

In a Google+ post on Wednesday Freebase announced that the Google Knowledge Graph Search API was now available. Freebase, in announcing the closure of Freebase in December 2014, promised that a Knowledge Graph API would be made available as replacement for the Freebase API and widget. The Freebase API and widget will remain available for […]

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Google Article Rich Snippets Guide Updated for AMP

December 11, 2015
Google Article Rich Snippets Guide Updated for AMP

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." He goes on to note that […]

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Google Using schema.org for Local Business Information

December 5, 2015
Google Using schema.org for Local Business Information

Google is now piloting a program that allows local business owners to provide information about their business by using schema.org. By providing with a mix of required, recommended and optional properties with values for the schema.org LocalBusiness class, a business can now provide Google with information about things like the business's name, address, telephone number, […]

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A Website's Structured Data Success Story

August 16, 2015
A website's structured data success story

The topic of structured data has a rapidly growing audience looking into options beyond rich snippets. But some webmasters, if not most, are not sure what to do next. Many have questions like What are the benefits of publishing structured data?, Does it influence rankings?, and can its impact be measured?. The slide deck of […]

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First Rich Snippets from JSON-LD Spotted in the Wild (And They're Delicious)

July 23, 2015
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Webmasters accustomed to marking up pages with structured data in order to generate rich snippets in Google have long looked forward to the day when Google sanctioned the use of JSON-LD for this purpose, rather than requiring them to use RDFa or microdata to provide these annotations inline. JSON-LD is for most much easier to […]

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The Lesson of the Buy Button Bonanza

June 2, 2015
The Lesson of the Buy Button Bonanza

About the only thing surprising about the buy buttons that have been popping up lately is that we haven't seen them sooner.

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How to use schema.org V2.0’s mainEntityOfPage property

May 15, 2015
How to use schema.org V2.0’s mainEntityOfPage property

With the release of schema.org v2.0 (the too large to fully describe in a single post edition) came a new property I think deserves to be in the spotlight as it resolves some long outstanding issues. mainEntityOfPage Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. Now I […]

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schema.org Version 2.0 Released: Extensions Ahoy!

May 15, 2015
schema.org 2.0 Released

Just under four years since the launch of schema.org, version 2.0 of the vocabulary was announced by R.V. Guha on the schema.org blog. It's a release worthy of a version leap for, as Guha says, it "brings several significant changes and additions, not just to the vocabulary, but also to how we grow and manage […]

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