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How do I know if my Schema Markup is Working?

Here’s how to test your schema markup, so you can be sure it is working and search engines are able to understand your webpage content with the markup applied.

What is Schema Markup?

Schema markup is an important technical element of website pages.

It is recognised as a ranking factor because search engines use schema markup to help understand the topic of a website page which helps search engines to display on results pages that are relevant to users search queries.

If you ordered a Lemonade from a vending machine but got Cherry cola you’d assume there was something wrong with vending machine.

Schema is the language search engines use to understand websites and help ensure you get the right search results relevant to the query you have inputted.

How to Test your Schema Markup

Testing the schema markup on your website is much easier than it sounds and because most websites CMS systems implement it for you, it is worth trying out.

Just navigate to the schema.org validator tool and enter your URL or add a code snippet to test what schemas you have running on your webpages.

You should see the types of schema you have running and the elements that each schema script references.

schema markup validator tool

Look Out for Errors in Google Search Console

Another way that you’ll find errors with your schema is through Google Search Console errors and warnings.

You might get an email informing you of issues with schema on important elements or you could check google search console enhancements where critical page elements are flagged with warnings if there are issues.

by Ben Ullmer

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Ben is the founder and SEO director of Search/Natural. He spent 8 years working in SEO at some of the biggest comparison sites in the UK before setting up his own business to work as an SEO specialist with clients around the world.

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