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  • Resolved erictooley1

    (@erictooley1)


    Google Search Console is reporting these errors on our job listing pages, and I can’t seem to find a solution:

    Missing or invalid field: datePosted – affecting 1 item

    Also, these messages appear, but when I re-tested it says affecting 0 items:
    Missing or invalid field: jobLocation.address.addressLocality
    Missing or invalid field: jobLocation.address.addressRegion

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  • We’re having the same issue with our website.
    No explicit job listings on the page yet getting “Critical” error messages in the search console from Google. And the Search Console inside of Google isn’t providing other clues or being helpful.
    Unsure how to resolve.
    Perhaps an error on Google’s side?

    Plugin Author Indeed.com

    (@indeedcom)

    Hi, @erictooley1 and @berchman!

    We are looking into this and will follow up here when we learn more.

    Thanks!

    The Indeed Team

    Thread Starter erictooley1

    (@erictooley1)

    Thank you!

    Plugin Author Indeed.com

    (@indeedcom)

    Hi, @erictooley1 and @berchman!

    Thank you for your patience!

    Background information
    Google always tries to understand what a html wants to describe. In the effort of that, Google tries to know the structure of html. For example, this element means job location, this element means job title, and this element means job type, etc.. On the other hand, there is a technology which allows us to “annotate” each elements to tell about the structure. With this technology, we as content provider can describe our content with more structured way.

    In our case
    However, we don’t use such annotations in our plugin’s html for now. So Google is trying to detect the html structure automatically. And somehow, Google thought job location was missing or invalid at that time when they saw such errors.

    How to investigate
    Structured Data Testing Tool is the official tool provided by Google which allows us to check how Google sees our site. Currently it shows no errors for the url.

    Conclusion
    As long as the tool shows no error, there is no problem right now. And why they saw such errors in Google console I guess was Google’s auto detection failed. And Google might change the rule/implementation after that.

    Please let us know if there are any other questions!

    Thank you!

    Best,
    The Indeed Team

    Thread Starter erictooley1

    (@erictooley1)

    very nice, thanks for the information.

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