Google search Console Warning – schema deprecated 21-Jan- 2020

Structured data schema such as and are used to define shared meaningful structures for markup-based applications on the Web.

With the increasing usage and popularity of we decided to focus our development on a single SD scheme.

SIMPLE & SHORT meaning: – Google stopped to use the data-vocabulary markups [aka RDFa] – So, we need to change our websites to markups.

We will keep update the working samples here. Keep check this page often for next few days..

Sample#1 from HTMLy:

'breadcrumb' => '<span typeof="v:Breadcrumb"><a property="v:title" rel="v:url" href="' . site_url() . '">' . config('breadcrumb.home') . '</a></span> » '. $blog . '<span typeof="v:Breadcrumb">' . $current->categoryb . '</span>' . ' » ' . $current->title,


'breadcrumb' => '<ul style="list-style: none;" itemscope itemtype=""><li itemprop="itemListElement" itemscope itemtype=""><a itemprop="item" href="' . site_url() . '"><span itemprop="name" content="v:title"></span></a><meta itemprop="position" content="1" /></li></ul>' . $current->categoryb . '</span>' . ' » ' . $current->title,

As of April 6, 2020, markup will no longer be eligible for Google rich result features. As a preparation for the change and starting today, Search Console will issue warnings for pages using the schema so that you can prepare for the sunset in time.

This will allow you to easily identify pages using that markup and replace the markup with

Is your website affected? Contact VVCARES Web Designers in Singapore for help.

A bit more about structured data Google uses structured data standardized formats and shared schemas to provide information about a page and the things described by the page.

This information is used for two main purposes

  1. Understand the content of the page
  2. Enable special search result features and enhancements

What are structured data formats? Structured data formats like JSON-LD, RDFa and Microdata define a small number of fixed structures that can be used to encode descriptive data. They typically build upon lower-level standards like JSON and HTML. To learn more about the supported and recommended formats, please check out our developers guide.

What are structured data schemas? Alongside the structured data formats, structured data schemas work like a kind of dictionary, defining terms for types of thing (e.g. “Person”, “Event”, “Organization”), and for properties and relationships (e.g. “name”, “works For”).

By maintaining this separation between format and schema, it is possible for users of different formats to take advantage of the same, widely shared, schemas.

Data-vocabulary schema Google’s “Data Vocabulary” project was an important milestone in the development of structured data on the Web, because it led to our collaboration with other search engines to create

However it is now very outdated and it is generally preferable to use more widely shared vocabulary from Therefore 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 structured data to For example, here is how you would change the data vocabulary to

You can test any code snippet live on Rich Results Test by pasting it into the search box.

Try it out! And if you have any questions or comments, check out the Google Webmasters community. Posted by Dan Brickley, Standards Developer Advocate, and Moshe Samet, Search Console Product Manager

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