This New Year! The Google Shutters Structured Data Testing Tool For All

Google is upgrading the Rich Results Test to support all of the same rich results features supported by Google search.

Google is officially moving the Rich Results Test out of beta now that it fully supports all Google Search rich results features.

With that being the case, Google has decided it’s also time to deprecate the old structured data testing tool.

The structured data testing tool still be available for a short time, but Google recommends getting comfortable with using the rich results testing tool sooner than later.

Google emphasizes the following benefits of the rich results test over the structured data testing tool:

  • It shows which Search feature enhancements are valid for the markup you are providing
  • It handles dynamically loaded structured data markup more effectively
  • It renders both mobile and desktop versions of a result
  • It is fully aligned with Search Console reports