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February 23, 2015 at 3:09 pm #79238Steven
My site is now showing a lot of structured data errors in Webmaster Tools since switching to GeneratePress.
My posts are now showing “Missing: updated” with a WPFooter warning “Node is empty. Double check that this is desired and consider removing.” a WebPage error “Blog is not a known valid target type for the mainContentOfPage property.” and a hatom warning “Node is empty. Double check that this is desired and consider removing.”
My pages are now showing “Missing: updated” and “Missing: author” with a WPFooter warning “Node is empty. Double check that this is desired and consider removing.”
Any idea what is causing these errors in Webmaster tools?February 23, 2015 at 7:17 pm #79287TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
The “Missing: Updated” and “Missing: author” warnings will show when you’re viewing a page, as pages generally don’t have these tags – blog posts do.
“Blog is not a known valid target type for the mainContentOfPage property” – this is an interesting one I’ll have to look in to – from what I can see, most major WP themes are using this same structure, so I’ll have to see why it’s throwing an error.
The “Node” is empty warnings don’t mean much – it means there’s no child schema elements inside that parent – you won’t be penalized for something like that at all.
Hope this helps 🙂February 28, 2015 at 4:08 am #81116Bart Pluijms
I am having the same error for “Blog is not a known valid target type for the mainContentOfPage property.” on a site.
I’ve also the following error for the search result page which is probably related:
“SearchResultsPage is not a known valid target type for the mainContentOfPage property.”
I hope you can find a solution for this.
BartFebruary 28, 2015 at 12:07 pm #81219TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Looking into this 🙂
As they are now won’t harm your SEO at all, so don’t worry – but I will find the correct tags for those elements.February 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm #81315TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperMarch 5, 2015 at 10:00 am #83011jatibagus Furntirure mebel jepara
I also experienced the same thing “Node is empty. Double check that this is desired and Consider removing. “Before giving up a warning in google webmaster tools
ThanksMarch 5, 2015 at 10:06 am #83014TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Usually you only see those tags (author, updated) in blog posts, not static pages.
However, there should definitely be an entry-title – can you link me to the page?March 5, 2015 at 10:20 am #83028jatibagus Furntirure mebel jepara
thanks SirMarch 31, 2015 at 7:32 pm #93950Rich White
I read elsewhere that the tool is most definitely returning a false warning and that Google is aware of the issue and taking steps to resolve.
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