The Articles Content Type

The Article Structured Data are essential in order for you to enhance your articles appearance on Google Search. Your articles will have an increased likelihood of appearing in search results with rich result features or appearing in a top stories carousel. Let's see how to create one.

For Google Structured Data v3

Navigate to Components > Google Structured Data > Items

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You will be located in the Items Manager Screen from which you can either edit an existing item or create a new one.

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Creating a new item means that you have to select the Content Item from any of your components which are supported as Integrations.

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Once you click on the select button, a modal will appear which contains the Content Items for each of your components. In this modal you need to select the component to which the content item belongs and then select the content item itself.

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Then, select the "Article" Content Type in order for its fields to appear below.

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Finally, the "Article" Content Type has a certain set of fields that can be filled out. Let's see them one by one.

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  • Headline: The headline of the article. Headlines should not exceed 110 characters. If none used, the default article's title will be used instead.
  • Description: Type a short description. If none is provided then the article's text will be used instead
  • Image: The image option has the following 3 choices

    • Inherit: Use the article's main image.
    • Upload: Upload your own image.
    • Custom URL: Add a custom URL of an image.

  • Rating: The rating option has the following 3 choices

    • Disabled: Do not add a rating snippet inside the Content Type.
    • Inherit: Use the article's voting data automatically, if there are any.
    • Custom: Manually enter the average rating of the article and the total amount of reviews it currently has.

Once you are done, click "Save"

For Google Structured Data v2

The Article Snippet Fields

Within the supported integrations you will find the following fields for the Article Snippet.

  • Headline: The headline of the article. Headlines should not exceed 110 characters. If none used, the default article's title will be used instead.
  • Description: Type a short description. If none is provided then the article's text will be used instead
  • Rating: Choose the rating you'd like to appear for your article on Google Search. You can choose between 0 and 5.
  • Reviews Quantity: Fill with the amount of reviews this article has.

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