Google Updates Rich Snippets
Google has introduced two updates to rich snippets including global support of product rich snippets and HTML input inclusion in rich snippet testing tool.
Product Rich Snippets
Product rich snippets give us the ability to display price, availability, ratings and similar extra information to our core snippet. Now this feature is supported globally, and no longer restricted to select locales.
More about product rich snippets: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=146750
Rich Snippet Testing Tool
Rich snippet testing tool now includes HTML field which can be used to test code alone in addition to entering URL of a published page.
Authorship and publisher snippets are not supported at this stage, but webmasters can still use the URL field to test their pages. Here’s an example of the tool output:
Here are the examples of what can be tested:
- Products with many offers
- TV Series
Rich Snippet Testing Tool: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets
Chavez, A., Updates to rich snippets – http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/updates-to-rich-snippets.html