Google’s Rich Results Testing Tool is Out of Beta

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Article: Google’s Rich Results Testing Tool is Out of Beta

What’s Important:
Google announced last week that its rich results testing tool is now out of Beta. The tool is now fully operational for all rich result types in addition to mobile and desktop results. However, as the tool has been removed from Beta, the structured data tool is soon to be deprecated.

Nick’s Take:
Great news. More tools and access to testing opportunities can only help SEOs. However, many SEOs in the industry are hesitant to celebrate the deprecation of the structured data tool. I guess we’ll just have to get used to the new and improved rich results testing tool for our exclusive testing moving forward.

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Nick LeRoy
Nick LeRoy
Nick has 10+ years of SEO consulting experience building and executing strategies for clients ranging from multi-billion dollar consumer packaged goods to fashion entities with hundreds of physical store locations. He also writes the weekly SEO newsletter #SEOForLunch that allows you to stay up to date with industry updates in the amount of time it takes you to eat your lunch.

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