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June 2021

Modification to required property for Sitelinks search box rich result

Google updated the documentation for to clarify that they now expect an EntryPoint object with a urlTemplate property. They also note that they do still support the old 'shorthand' format of this property, which essentially matches their previous advice for validity.

June 2020

Updated guidelines for Sitelinks search box rich result

Clarified that the search query parameter key can be any string permitted by RFC 3986; it doesn't have to be 'q'.

March 2020

Updated Sitelinks search box documentation

Added general troubleshooting info to the Sitelinks search box documentation. Clarified that while Google Search may automatically display a search box scoped to your website, it's still helpful to explicitly provide information by adding WebSite structured data, which can help Google better understand your site.

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