Understands Google Search Rich result status reports

Understands which rich results Google could or could not read from your site, and troubleshoot rich result errors.

Rich result reports for your site are listed under Enhancements in the menu pane. There is a separate report for each rich result type. You will see a rich result report only if:

  • Google finds rich results of that type in your property, and
  • The type is a supported rich result type listed below.
If you have implemented a supported type and you don't see the report in your property, see Missing rich results.

Search Console provides reports for the following rich result types:

Using the Google Search Rich result  report

Open the appropriate report from the navigation panel in Search Console.

You will see a report only if Search Console has data for that rich result type on your site, and Search Console implements a report for that type.

The report consists of a summary page and a details page:

  1. The summary page shows a chart of errors, warnings, and valid items on your site over time, and a table showing status + description category combinations that shows how many structured data items currently fall in each category.
  2. Click a row in the summary page table to see details about items in that category.

What to look for Search Rich result  report

Ideally your current error count should be 0. Current error, warning, and valid counts are shown at the top of the chart on all pages in the report.

If you find errors, handle them as described in the Troubleshooting section below.

If you find warnings, they do not disqualify your rich results from being shown in Google Search with special features, but they can provide a somewhat reduced experience for your users. Debug warnings as described in the Troubleshooting section below.


    Sharing the report

    You can share issue details in the coverage or enhancement reports by clicking the Share  button on the page. This link grants access only to the current issue details page, plus any validation history pages for this issue, to anyone with the link. It does not grant access to other pages for your resource, or enable the shared user to perform any actions on your property or account. You can revoke the link at any time by disabling sharing for this page.

    Exporting report data

    Many reports provide an export button  to export the report data. Both chart and table data are exported. Values shown as either ~ or - in the report (not available/not a number) will be zeros in the downloaded data.


    Troubleshooting  Search Rich result status reports  

    Here is a basic process for prioritizing and fixing rich result issues on your site:

    1. On the summary page of a rich result report, filter out the warnings and valid items and focus on the errors first.
    2. Fix errors according to the number of affected pages:
      1. If there is a spike in the error chart, look for a corresponding spike in the error rows in the table.
        Fix the issue on your site, test your fix, and ensure that your fixes are live on the web. See Inspecting errors to learn about the different tools to view and troubleshoot your structured data items.
      2. Return to the issue details page and click the Validate Fix button to begin the validation process. This process can take several days, and you will receive email notifications of the progress.
      3. If all instances of that issue are found to be fixed (that is, the fix is validated), the count of pages affected by that issue will become 0 and the issue status will be updated.
    3. Continue fixing errors.
    4. When all errors have been fixed, remove the filter for warnings, and consider fixing the warnings. Most warnings are about missing optional properties in your structured data. Having more information in rich result can be more useful to your site visitors.
    Useful troubleshooting resources:

    Inspecting errors  Search Rich result status reports  

    You can use several different tools to inspect your structured data errors:

    • In the error details page:
      • Click a URL in the table to see the structured data code.
      • Click the inspect icon Search next to the URL in the table to run the URL Inspection tool, which offers error details, indexed and live test results, and a screenshot.
    • Use the Rich Results Test tool to test your page, or to iteratively test, modify, and retest your code directly in the browser. Either submit the URL of the page to test, or copy and paste code into the tool.

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