[Solved] How To Fix “data-vocabulary.org schema deprecated” Error in Webmaster
As Google has announced that we are going to end up the support for structured data scheme “data-vocabulary.org” from April 6, 2020!
Reason Behind This Action!
Google said, “With the increasing usage and popularity of schema.org, we decided to focus our development on a single SD (Structured Data) scheme.”
Google is giving SEOs, webmasters, and site owners a few months of time to switch from “data-vocabulary.org” markup to “schema.org” markup. In fact, over the next few months, Google will notify those who do not follow Google guidelines specific to structured data schema.
So, before jumping on the issue let’s take a look at basics…
What is Structured Data?
Google uses standardized formats of structured data and shared schemes to provide information about a page and the things described on that page.
These are used for two main purposes.
- understand the content of the page
- Enable special search result features and enhancements
What is Data-vocabulary.org Schema?
Google’s “Data Vocabulary” project was an important milestone in the development of Web-based structured data, as it led to our collaboration with other search engines to create schema.org. However, it is now very outdated and it is generally preferable to use more widely shared vocabulary from Schema.org. Therefore data-vocabulary.org markup will stop being eligible for Google search result features and enhancements.
Please note that this is the only consequence of this change. Pages using data-vocabulary schema will remain valid for all other purposes. In order to be eligible for Google rich result features, we recommend converting your data-vocabulary.org structured data to schema.org.
Let’s come to the point…
As a preparation for this change, Google Search Console has issued warnings for pages using the data-vocabulary.org schema so that you can prepare for the same. This will allow you to easily identify pages using that markup and replace the data-vocabulary.org markup with schema.org.
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