What is rich result testing tool?
Rich result testing tool is a testing tool from Google that tests your page’s data sources and gives you a more accurate representation of how it appears in search results.
Rich result testing tool on mobile
What is rich result testing tool; testing tool mobile interface
Rich result testing tool on desktop
What is rich result testing tool; desktop interface
According to Google, this tool focuses on structured data types that qualify to be shown as rich results. It tests your page’s structured data and shows you how your enhanced page appears in SERP more accurately.
Note the following:
a. Although this tool supports 3 structured data types (JSON-LD, Microdata and RDFa), Google recommends JSON-LD.
b. Also, result(s) obtained from the use of this tool does not guarantee that your marked-up pages will appear in SERP as rich results. Even if they appear, it does not guarantee the exact form they’ll appear in.
c. The testing tool is still in beta mode and therefore not all rich results and error types are supported yet.
Tests currently supported by this testing tool include:
More supported tests will be added over time.
Additional tasks you can perform with the Rich Result Testing Tool
In addition to testing to see if your page qualifies to be shown as a rich result and how it will likely look, this tool has the following features:
a. Enhanced handling of structured data found on dynamically loaded content.
b. Allows you to edit code in the rich results testing tool to see what changes the edits bring in real-time.
Experiment with code directly from rich result testing tool
c. Identify invalid code by highlighting it in the page source.
d. Directly and easily share results from the tool with other team members.
e. View all the different rich results your page qualifies for.
f. Submit your page to Google to fetch and index it for search.
Availability of the Rich Result Testing Tool
This tool is available to both mobile and desktop users.
In conclusion, Google’s Rich Result Testing Tool is simply a tool introduced by Google in December 2017 to help publishers diagnose their site’s structured data easier.
This tool is available here.