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(Entry was posted by MikS Music for Video and Business Use on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Friday, April 4, 2014).

Will Google show the snippet in serp without a high rank and reputation?

I`ve been doing some research on rich snippets (or actually why my snippets not appearing in serp) and there is a popular opinion that the snippets now need to be "earned". That is, even if your markup is correct, and the structured data tool reports no errors AND actually shows the snippet, Google still may not show the snippet in serp unless your site has high rank and reputation. What do you think??

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  • MikS Music for Video and Business Use: I've been doing some research on rich snippets (or actually why my snippets not appearing in serp) and there is a popular opinion that the snippets now need to be "earned". That is, even if your markup is correct, and the structured data tool reports no errors AND actually shows the snippet, Google still may not show the snippet in serp unless your site has high rank and reputation. What do you think?
  • Tony McCreath: It depends on the type of rich snippet your talking about.

    Author images are not automatically given while breadcrumbs tend to be easy to get working.
  • MikS Music for Video and Business Use:  ;I'm mostly concerned with product ratings and video snippets.
  • Tony McCreath: In my experience product ratings show up well but I've struggled to get video snippets working.
  • MikS Music for Video and Business Use:  ;Thanks! What really baffles me is that I do see ratings in the structured data testing tool, yet don't see it in serp. The pages aren't new, so I assume all should be indexed properly.
  • Johnny C: oh, that is why mine is not showing. "NEED TO EARN" ; nice to know.
  • MikS Music for Video and Business Use:  ;That's just a theory :)
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