Evolution of search results for queries like [peanut butter cookies recipe]: with rich cards, results are presented in carousels that are easy to browse by scrolling left and right. Carousels can contain cards all from the same site or from multiple sites.
We’re starting to show rich cards for two content categories: recipes and movies. They will appear initially on mobile search results in English for google.com. We’re actively experimenting with more opportunities to provide more publishers with a rich preview of their content.
We’ve built a comprehensive set of tools and completely updated our developer documentation to take site owners and developers from initial exploration through implementation to performance monitoring.
Browse the new gallery with screenshots and code samples of each markup type.
We strongly recommend using JSON-LD in your implementation.
- Find out which fields are essential to mark up in order for a rich card to appear. We’ve also listed additional fields that can enhance your rich cards.
- See a preview in the revamped Structured Data Testing Tool of how the rich card might appear in Search (currently available for recipes and movies).
- Use the the Structured Data Testing Tool to see errors as you tweak your markup in real time.
Check how many of your rich cards are indexed in the new Search Console Rich Cards report.
- Keep an eye out for errors (also listed in the Rich Cards report). Each error example links directly to the Structured Data Testing tool so you can test it.
- Submit a sitemap to help us discover all your marked-up content.
In the Rich Cards report, you’ll see which cards can be enhanced by marking up additional fields.
A new “Rich results” filter in Search Analytics (currently in a closed beta) will help you track how your rich cards and rich snippets are doing in search: you’ll be able to drill down and see clicks and impressions for both.
A: Yes, you can! We’ll keep you posted as the rich result ecosystem evolves.
A: The Structured Data report will continue to show only top-level entities for the existing rich snippets (Product, Recipe, Review, Event, SoftwareApplication, Video, News article) and for any new categories (e.g., Movies). We plan to migrate all errors from the Structured Data report into the Rich Card report.
A: Technical and quality guidelines apply for rich cards as they do for rich snippets. We will enforce them as before.
Learn more about rich cards in the Search and the mobile content ecosystem session at Google I/O (watch the recording on YouTube) or in our developer documentation. If you have more questions, find us in the dedicated Structured data section of our forum, on Twitter or on Google+.