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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.
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.
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.