Support » Plugin: Testimonials Widget » Warning about using Review Schema at own risk

  • Resolved karhas

    (@karhas)


    WordPress posted this warning:
    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.

    What do you recommend? Thanks!

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  • Plugin Author Subharanjan

    (@subharanjan)

    Hi Karhas,

    I recommend you disable the Review schema to comply with Google’s recommendations

    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.
    https://www.seroundtable.com/google-takes-action-on-flight-rich-snippet-markup-22029.html

    I hope the above clarifies your doubt.

    Thanks !!

    Plugin Author saurabhd

    (@saurabhd)

    To get rid of this warning, we have completely removed the review schema feature from the plugins.

    aclancy

    (@aclancy)

    How about a feature to toggle on and off schema.

    I’m not worried about being penalized by google for incorrect or incorrectly-used schema markup, as long as the markup validates. “Completely Removing schema feature from the plugins” is overkill in my view.

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