Google: rich snippets are not for your home page

In an online discussion, Google’s Gary Illyes said that rich snippets markup should not be used on the home page of a website:

“Review rich snippets should only be used in cases where ‘the main topic of the page needs to be about a specific product or service.’ — using them on your homepage in general wouldn’t be like that.”

In other words: rich snippets are great for product pages but not for the main page of your website.

How to create rich snippets

The rich snippet creator in SEOprofiler helps you to create necessary code as easily as possible. Using the rich snippet creator is very easy. If you haven’t done it yet, create a free SEOprofiler account, go to the ‘Page optimization’ section in the menu on the left and select the rich snippet creator. You just have to enter your data and copy the code:

rich snippet creator

That’s all there is to it. Just add the rich snippet code to your web pages and benefit from a prettier presentation of your web pages. For example, your web page could look like this on Google’s search result pages:

rich snippet example

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Johannes Selbach

Johannes Selbach is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at "http://blog.seoprofiler.com".

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