Your May 2017 Search Engine Bytes Digest
 by Kristi Hagen

Structured Data Testing errors ... Help!

  • I am trying to add Schema to our company's home page however when I do the Structured Data Testing I keep getting these same two errors which I have no idea how to fix:
    1. All values provided for https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool/ must have the same domain.
    2. The property openingHours is not recognized by Google for an object of type Corporation.

    Fyi, we are a company that sells online and in-person training. I am using the JSON-LD Schema Markup Generator and, in the two dropdowns, I'm choosing Organization in the first and Corporation in the second but now I'm wondering if I have the right information for these two dropdowns.

Answer:

Schema doesn't allow business hours for either Organization or Corporations. Yeah, we know, kinda dumb huh?

The option to select business hours is only available for local businesses or subtypes. We suggest you select Organization for your markup but remove the hours section. Don't worry about the URL error, that's a bug that'll go away when you add the code to your page and then test the page URL, not a code snippet.Planet Ocean article end


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