How to Fix Structured Data Hatom Errors in Blogger

Hello and wlecome to GetWebInfo.Com. Here on this post you can be able to know that How can you Fix Structured Data Hatom Errors in Blogger. The Structure Data is very important for a site and it is used for better display your site on major search engine result pages. Today you will the first tutorial of it kind of Blogger blogs where you will learn how to fix Structured Data errors in BlogSpot templates. In your webmaster tools Search Appearance tab or while using Google rich snippets tool, you must have come across two or all of these famous microformat markup errors.

These Three Types of Warning you can see in your Google Search Console panel.

  • Warning: Missing required field "entry-title"
  • Warning: Missing required field "updated" 
  • Warning: Missing required hCard "author" 

Both wordpress and Blogger users are facing this trouble. We will be covering blogger troubleshoot guide today and will cover wordpress Genesis platform as soon as possible.

Note: This type of Method fixed all errors on your network sites and those of your client. Dropping errors by 100%.

Here you can see that only one issue can appear in my website Structure Data. You can see this picture in your website search console setup and try your best to solve these issue.

What is Schema.Org?

Schemas are simply html tags, that webmasters can use to markup their pages in ways recognized by Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex. All these search engines rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, Making it easier for people to find their right web pages. 

Schema is a structured data vocabulary that defines entities, actions and relationships on the internet (webpages, emails etc).

This vocabulary makes it possible for search engines to understand the meanings behind subject mater (entities) on the web and in turn serve a better user experience for internet users. 

What is Rich Snippets?

In 2009, Google decided to reshape the way search results are displayed. This was a good step and search pages got a whole new look to help users find more information on a large varied of subjects includeing people, food recipes, events and Product reviews.

Fixing Missing Fields in Blogger

In order to fix the missing entry-titiles, updates and author errors, we will introduced some schema tags inside your blogger template that will tell search engines how to pick the correct title, Author name and published date of the post. The hatom items with errors what you see in webmasters tool compose of author and updated field which we will fix here. 

Fixing hCard error

Step 01: Go to Blogger> Template

Step 02: Backup your Template

Step 03: Click "Edit HTML"

Step 04: Search for this code

<span class='post-author vcard' >
                <b:if cond='data:top.showAuthor'>
                  <b:if cond='data:post.authorProfileUrl'>
                    <span class='fn'>
                      <a expr:href='data:post.authorProfileUrl' rel='author' title='author profile'>
                    <span class='fn'><></span>

The above HTML Dom could look different in custom blogger templates. In that case only make sure to locate the yellow highlighted codes. You just need to find a similar code as show above. It does not need to be exactly the same.

Step 05: Replate the above chunk of similar code that you found with this one:

<span class='post-author vcard' itemscope='itemscope'  itemtype=''>
                <b:if cond='data:top.showAuthor'>
                  <b:if cond='data:post.authorProfileUrl'>
                    <span class='fn author'>
                      <a expr:href='data:post.authorProfileUrl' rel='author' title='author profile'>
                        <span itemprop='name'><></span>
                    <span class='fn author'><span itemprop='name'><></span></span>

If you observe clearly we simply introduced an itemtype, a class of author and a name. All these three important classes do the magic of fixing the missing hcard error!

Step 06: Now you can save your blogger template.

Now you can Visit Rich Snippets testing tool, insert your URL and you will find that the hCard error is all gone!

Fixing updated error 

Lets now fix the problem of Missing :updated error. Google must know about the publish date of your post. For that we will enclose the post timestamp inside a new class of updated. Follow these instructions.

Step 01: Inside your template search for this code:

Step 02: You will find the above code twice or in some template this code appear three time. Replate it twice or three with the code given below:

<span class='updated'><data:post.timestamp/></span>
Step 03: Now you can just save your blogger template and you are almost done!

Visit again the rich snippet tool and amazingly you will see that updated filled just works fine now:

Fixing entry-title error

Note: Ignore this type of errors if you are not facing entry-title errors.

This error only occurs with custom blogger templates which are designed carelessly and are not well optimized. If you are facing this problem then here is the solution that can help you out to free from this issue.

Step 01: Inside blogger search for this code

<b:if cond='data:post.title'>
      <h3 class='post-title'>

It could be h2 in your case.

Step 02: Replace the above code with this one twice:

<b:if cond='data:post.title'>
      <h3 class='post-title'>

Step 03: Save your template and you are all done!

Item with Errors

Within next 24 hours, webmaster will update your Structured Data and will show zero for items with errors. The number of these items actually indicate your post count. This number would be as large as the total number of posts and pages on your blog. Since we have cleaned up the schema errors inside your template, therefore within next 24 hours or more Google will start showing a green signal for structured data.

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  1. Hello Mimran, nice post you got here.

    I was able to fix mine with this guide, thanks for sharing.

    have a nice day.


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