Tuesday, December 15, 2020
In July, we announced that the Rich Results Test is out of beta. In that blog post, we said that the Structured Data Testing Tool would be deprecated. Since then, we've heard your feedback and we'd like to give an update on what the future looks like for the Structured Data Testing Tool.
To better support open standards and development experience, we're refocusing the Structured Data Testing Tool and migrating it to a new domain serving the schema.org community by April 2021. The main purpose of the tool will be to check syntax and compliance of markup with schema.org standards. Going forward however, the tool will no longer check for Google Search rich result types. To test your markup for Google Search rich result types, you can continue to use the Rich Results Test.
As an example, if you are trying to implement https://schema.org/Event markup for the rich event experiences on Google Search based on our documentation, the Rich Results Test and Search Console are the best tools to make sure your markup is valid for Google Search. However, if you only want to make sure that you're using valid schema.org properties, or validate a type that we don’t explicitly consume at this time (for example, https://schema.org/ExercisePlan), then you will be able to use the refocused schema.org validator.
- Update on May 11, 2021: Schema.org announced the new home for the structured data validator previously known as the Structured Data Testing Tool (SDTT). The new tool, Schema Markup Validator, is still under development. Once the new Schema Markup Validator stabilizes, Google plans to redirect the Structured Data Testing Tool to the Rich Results Test.
- Update on August 9, 2021: The Schema Markup Validator has stabilized, and Google now redirects the Structured Data Testing Tool to a landing page to help you select the right tool.