Scheme issues and products are no longer visible

  • I seem to have an issue in Google search console no longer showing any products and there are also issues with the scheme

    Status Type Validation Trend Items
    Warning Missing field “aggregateRating”

    Not Started
    48
    Warning Missing field “review”

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    48
    Warning No global identifier provided (e.g., gtin, mpn, isbn)

    Not Started
    48
    Warning Missing field “priceValidUntil”

    Not Started
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    Warning Missing field “brand”

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    Why would the products not show anymore since using rankmath?

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  • Hello John,

    Rank Math takes the schema data from your product pages automatically and turns it into Schema-ready content. Likewise, the aggregateRating and review fields are taken from your actual product reviews that your buyers/customers leave on your products.
    https://i.rankmath.com/Ni50EF

    If you don’t have any reviews yet, that is going to show up as a warning in the schema testing tool. That’s because Google will actually look for those fields.

    Please acquire some reviews and ratings to get rid of the aggregateRating and review warnings.

    You can fix the SKU and availability issue quickly as well: https://i.rankmath.com/wtM5aM

    To fix the brand warning, head over to WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > General Settings > WooCommerce and choose from any of the available fields to use as your product’s brands.
    https://pastebin.com/4SMjE228

    If you want to use a custom value for your Brands, you can do that by using the following code in your theme’s functions.php file:
    https://pastebin.com/JEfTheYn

    Replace the “Rank Math” text with your actual brand name then run your website through the Structured Data Testing tool once again.

    For the GTIN, ISBN, MPN issue, you can fix it by adding that to your products using the custom product attribute feature in WooCommere or you can use this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/product-gtin-ean-uc-isbn-for-woocommerce/

    For the priceValidUntil warning, you have to either ignore that or add a sale price with validity to get rid of it: https://i.rankmath.com/cMqAAH

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let me know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    Hi, I want to ask and comment what you wrote.

    Reviews for Woo products (warning in Google Search Console)
    We use Woocommerce but have guest purchase activated so customers can’t create the account that is necessary for reviews. Can anything be done to make Google Search console understand that?

    Brand
    The code snippet supplied, I added it to the functions.php. How can I verify that is does what it is supposed to?
    // Add Brand for Products.
    add_filter( ‘rank_math/snippet/rich_snippet_product_entity’, function( $entity ) {
    $entity[‘brand’] = ‘My brand name’;
    return $entity;
    });
    I used the Google Structured data testing tool. There is still a warning about missing Brand field.
    https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool
    How can I verify in the page code that the brand is set correctly to ‘My brand name’? Either your code does not work, or Google signals a “false positive”.

    The plugin for correcting the GTIN, ISBN, MPN issue, the url leads to a dead end.
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/product-gtin-ean-uc-isbn-for-woocommerce/

    Because of all these Google Search Console warnings, I changed all the Woocommerce products Schema to ‘OFF’ for every single product (lucky me we don’t have that many). Will that change how Google looks at our products and stop whining about missing brand, gtin, mpn, isbn, etc etc?

    Best wishes
    Magnus

    Hi Anders,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us.

    1). The code snippet should be able to work and testing on the SDTT should reflect the changes immediately. Could you please flush your site cache and check if this is what is preventing the changes from being detected?

    2). Here is the correct plugin link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/product-gtin-ean-upc-isbn-for-woocommerce/

    3). Reviews for Woo products (warning in Google Search Console)
    We use Woocommerce but have guest purchase activated so customers can’t create the account that is necessary for reviews. Can anything be done to make Google Search console understand that?

    Google expects this data and there is no way not to tell it that you don’t have it, please note that these are just warnings and they will not affect your SEO.

    4). Because of all these Google Search Console warnings, I changed all the Woocommerce products Schema to ‘OFF’ for every single product (lucky me we don’t have that many). Will that change how Google looks at our products and stop whining about missing brand, gtin, mpn, isbn, etc etc?
    This boils down to a personal choice. Enabling rich snippets has however been known to increase click through rates on the SERP and you may be limiting the performance of your site.

    I hope this helps. Thank you.

    Aha, it seems that my changing of the product schema to “Off” was to blame for the brand not showing. I changed one product back and tested.

    >>This boils down to a personal choice. Enabling rich snippets has however been known to increase click through rates on the SERP and you may be limiting the performance of your site.

    Please clarify. Will Google Search Console search for aggregate rating, reviews, offers and the unique identifier even if I set the schema for products to “off” and the products is standard (no Rank Math) Woocommerce products? All these warnings looks bad, and I have to offer an explanation to other team members.

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    To remove schema you can set the schema type to none which will require no related fields to be filled. Without schema there is thus no need for reviews and aggregate ratings.

    Hope this helps you. Thank you.

    ​​​​​​

    Yes, that is what I’ve done. Thanks for your help.
    Magnus

    Hello,

    We are super happy that this resolved your issue. If you have any other questions in the future, know that we are here to help you.

    If you don’t mind me asking, could you please leave us a review (if you haven’t already) on https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/seo-by-rank-math/reviews/#new-post about your overall experience with Rank Math? We appreciate your time and patience.

    If you do have another question in the future, please feel free to create a new forum topic, and it will be our pleasure to assist you again.

    Thank you.

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