Sunsetting support for data-vocabulary
Google is finally ending support for data-vocabulary.org structured data. They've had Search Console start sending emails about it to Shopify stores and other websites on January 21st, 2020. This standard has been dead since 2011 but for some reason quite a few Shopify themes are still using it, even ones created well past 2011.
I'm predicting there's going to be flurry of activity as themes rush to update their code. If you get an email from Search Console, plan on needing to upgrade and integrate it into your own theme's changes over the next few months or hiring someone to remove it from your theme.
At least this didn't happen last month during the holiday sales.
2019 Holiday Sales Wrap-up
Speaking of holiday sales, Marcia Kaplan summarizes several 2019 holiday sales results. No surprise that mobile sales are a big factor in the growth, which is what was reported by Shopify on Black Friday too.
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My articles this week
Looks like more Shopify stores will be punished for accidentally misusing Critic Review Rich Results
Paid ads and Product Rich Results
This Black Friday trend is crystal clear for Shopify stores
Let's play: spot the structured data bug that'll hurt your Rich Results. Round 1.