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  • Hi, there are some changes to google search console events because of the covid19. I have received this email from google:

    Update your canceled, postponed, or virtual events in Search

    In the current environment and status of COVID-19 around the world, many events are being canceled, postponed, or moved to virtual formats. Google wants to show users the latest, most accurate information about your events in this fast-changing environment, and so we’ve added some new, optional properties to our developer documentation to help. These properties apply to all regions and languages. This is one part of our overall efforts in schema updates needed to support publishers and users. Here are some important tips on keeping Google and users up to date on your events:

    Add the eventStatus property: Use this property to tell Google that the event has been canceled, postponed, rescheduled, or happening as planned. Learn more.

    If your event is virtual, specify VirtualLocation for the event location and OnlineEventAttendanceMode for the eventAttendanceMode property.

    Update Google when your event pages change: Provide a sitemap to Google, and keep the lastmod attributes up to date. If your site host generates your sitemap automatically, it’s taken care of for you.

    We understand this is a very difficult and complex time for everyone. We hope you’ll help us update your events so that we can continue to be helpful and show the most up-to-date information for users. We’ve included resources below to help you get started.

    Best regards,
    The Google Search team

    It would be great if there was eventStatus, VirtualLocation, OnlineEventAttendanceMode and (longer omitted) Performer properties that we can fill either automatically or manually.

    Thanks for the hard work

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by ochrono31.
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  • Thanks for posting this! I was just about to ask them about this!

    Yes, it would be great if this gets added to the plugin features.

    Google Search Console is already sending out warnings to site owners about this: “Events issues detected on …”

    I received this for the 2 sites where I’m using The Events Calendar.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Ralf Skirr.
    Plugin Support Deblyn Prado

    (@deblynprado)

    Hi there guys!
    Sorry for long time to reply you back 🙂

    We just launched a free extension that will allow you to manage that for each event.

    Please take a look https://theeventscalendar.com/extensions/event-statuses/

    Let me know if you need any assistance on that

    Be Safe!
    Cheers,

    Hello Deblyn Prado,

    Your plugin is OK for visitors but not for GSC! I have more than 200 GSC Errors related to location cause of their are online events (livestream- Watch Now) and more than 2500 GSC Warnings related to Event Statuses. So your free extension is not known by Google Search Console.

    Be safe Too!
    Cheers.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by qartajart.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by qartajart. Reason: bold keywords
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