Support » Plugin: Testimonials Widget » Schema notice

  • Resolved Becky Davis


    WCEU 2016 Contributor

    Hi, I saw the earlier ticket about people not being able to remove the notice;

    “Testimonials Widget uses Review schema markup for the testimonials. A recent move by Google may penalize your website for using improper schema snippets. Please use Review schema at your own risk via Settings.”

    I haven’t tried to remove the notice yet, I’d like to know what it means first and how it impacts my site. I realize that keeping up with the whims of Google is probably a huge pain, but before I just dismiss this, more information would be very helpful.

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  • Plugin Author Subharanjan


    Hi Becky,

    This notice is a heads up that Google is beginning to penalize people for using improper snippets.

    Testimonials Widget uses the Review schema because there actually is no such schema for Testimonials, at least not yet. There should be one in our opinion, though. Use of the Review schema for testimonials has been working perfectly fine, even now. But, because of the possibility of getting penalized by Google which may happen way down the road, we have now turned this option off by default for new users of our plugin and started showing the warning notice for the existing users of the plugin as a precautionary measure.

    Please follow the article below for more info.

    I hope the above clarifies your doubt.

    Thanks !!

    Becky Davis


    WCEU 2016 Contributor

    Thank you for the further info.

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