Structured Data: Validation Errors

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Validation Errors

URLs that contain validation errors. The errors can be either, Google rich result features, or both – depending on your configuration. issues will always be classed as errors, rather than warnings.

Google rich result feature validation will show errors for missing required properties or problems with the implementation of required properties.

Google’s ‘required properties’ must be included and be valid for content to be eligible for display as a rich result.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

View URLs with this issue in the ‘Structured Data’ tab and ‘Validation Errors’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

Structured data validation errors will only be discovered if JSON-LD, microdata and RDFa formats are selected for extraction and validation and Google Rich Result Feature Validation are enabled via ‘Config > Spider > Extraction’.

View the number of validation errors for each URL in the ‘Errors’ column and details of the error using the lower ‘Structured Data Details’ tab. The left-hand side of the lower window pane shows property values and icons against them when there are errors or warnings, and the right-hand window provides detail on the specific validation issues.

The right-hand side of the lower window pane will detail the exact validation type (, or the relevant Google rich result feature), the severity (an error, warning or just info) and a message for the specific issue to fix.

Use the ‘Reports > Structured Data > Validation Errors & Warnings Summary’ report to view unique validation errors aggregated from across the website.

Bulk export all validation errors using the ‘Bulk Export > Structured Data > Validation Errors’ export.

Read our tutorial on ‘How To Test & Validate Structured Data‘.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when URLs contain validation errors in their structured data, which can include errors in markup, Google rich result features, or both, depending on the specific configuration.

How To Fix

Resolve validation errors to ensure pages are eligible for special search result features in Google.

Review the ‘Structured Data Details’ tab for more information on specific errors and refer to Google rich result feature docs and specifications where necessary.

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