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Google updated the documentation to clarify which guidelines you need to follow in order to be eligible for rich results, and they specifically linked out to a list of structured data issues, which can result in a manual action.
A long time coming, Google's Structured Data Testing Tool (SDTT) is no longer publicly accessible, as the page now redirects to a landing page that encourages you to choose between the Rich Results Test and the Schema Markup Validator.
Note that if you are looking to find a tool that will validate against Google rich results guidelines AND the Schema.org structured data model, Sitebulb has a standalone structured data checker which will do exactly that.
In Search Console, Google have 'Search appearance types' to help users differentiate where clicks and impressions are coming from. One of these was a generic 'Rich results' group, which covered multiple rich result types (even ones that had their own breakout grouping). So Google are sunsetting this search appearance, and it will be removed from Search Console on August 1st 2021.
Following vocal support from the community, Google have reversed their decision to deprecate the Structured Data Testing Tool (SDTT). Instead, the tool will be 'refocused' and migrated to a new domain, by April 2021.
This new tool will be focused on checking Schema.org syntax and compliance, but will NOT validate Google Search Features. Going forward, Google's recommendation will be to use their Rich Results Test for validating Google Search Features, and then separately using this new incarnation of the SDTT for validation against Schema.org.
Back in January, Google announced that data-vocabulary.org markup will stop being eligible for Google search result features and enhancements. In April, they postponed the change due to the Coronavirus situation. Now they have updated their original blog post and supporting documentation to confirm they will be deprecating support for data.vocabulary.org markup on January 29th 2021.
Google published a blog post with a video on how to get started with structured data, along with a set of FAQs on rich results and structured data.
Updated all relevant documentation that images referenced in structured data must be in one of the image file formats that are supported by Google Images.
A new section was added called 'Multiple items on a page' which clarifies that Google understand mutliple items on the page, whether nested or marked up as individual items. A note was also added to advise the use of @id in order to link together individual items.
Google announced that the Rich Results Test now fully supports all Google Search rich result features, and it is no longer in beta. In addition, they also announced their intention to deprecate the Structured Data Testing Tool.
Added monitoring rich results video and more detailed information on using Search Console to monitor rich results to structured data reference pages (for example Product, Recipe, FAQ).
Removed the following documentation that has been deprecated since June 2019: Social Profile, Corporate Contact and Place Actions.
Added a note to explain that it isn't reliable to use cached links for debugging purposes. Instead, use the URL Inspection Tool because it has the a most up-to-date version of your page.
Back in January, Google announced that data-vocabulary.org markup will stop being eligible for Google search result features and enhancements. Today, however, they have updated their blog post with an update: 'We have decided to postpone this change for the immediate future due to the Coronavirus situation. We will re-evaluate this matter in June 2020.'
If your website is temporarily closed, you can safely 'pause' your online business by following this guidance, which includes updating your structured data to reflect current opening hours and availability.
Google published a blog post with guidance for news publishers on gaining richer coverage within search results, including adding Article structured data to AMP pages and marking up live-streamed video content.
Google announced that data-vocabulary.org markup will stop being eligible for Google search result features and enhancements, and advise converting data-vocabulary.org markup to schema.org. As of April 6, 2020, data-vocabulary.org markup will no longer be eligible for Google rich result features.