Every blogger wants to get discovered in search engines specially Google and structured data markup shows how a site will appear in search engines. It helps your content gets discovered in search results and displays it in search results as your choice. A couple of days ago, Google announced a new structured data testing tool and improved documentations regarding structured data markups. The older tool is still available on Google webmaster tools. The new update also includes expanded support for JSON-LD markup syntax.
How New Tool Is Going To Help Webmasters:The older structured data testing tool was not compatible with the continuous changes that are made in search markup. For example, it was still showing author markup in it's tests even after Google announced to discard it from search results. In this situation, webmasters really needed such a tool which help them better understand how Google interpret their content in search results. The picture is clear after this update. It is able to validate all search markups and Google features which are powered by structured data having support for JSON-LD syntax markup in dynamic HTML pages. It gives clear display of markups that are being used in the source HTML code. It also highlights problems and errors in markup structures which help to eliminate those errors.
What's New In Documentation For Structured Data?Google has simplified their policies on using structured data and documentation related to it based on webmasters' feedback.
The new documentation clarifies the markup vocabulary used in markup structures of an HTML document and explains in more simpler ways that how can you enable different search features of your pages. For example how you enable published date, title and content summary for your webpage which is displayed in search results. The new documentation has come with explanation of JSON-LD markup syntax which is newest feature added to schema.org vocabulary. Google also announced to retire the old documentation very soon.
How JSON-LD Will Help Webmasters:According to GitHub project, JSON-LD is defined as following.