More threads by michaelkingdom

Feb 24, 2016
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Hi all, it appears my rich snippets have disappeared from my search results. I'm a home inspector. Reading on the it says my "@type":"ProfessionalService" has been deprecated. I'm not sure if this is the reason for the disappearance of my rich snippets (visible star ratings on organic search results).

Any thoughts on what adjustments I should make to my snippets to restore their presence? Should I change the type to "@type":"HomeInspector" ? I doubt that is a recognized type that would allow snippets to appear.

Here's a few schema types that my be suitable:

Script below:

<script type="application/ld+json">
"@context": "Home -",
"name":"Direct Inspections",
"url":"Direct Home Inspections | Top Sarasota Home Inspection | (941) 251-1000",
"hasMap": "Google Maps",
[ "Sign in - Google Accounts",
"Direct Inspections",
"Michael Koester (@InspectSarasota) | Twitter",
"Direct Inspections",
"Direct Inspections - Sarasota, FL",
"Direct Inspections - Sarasota, FL",
"Direct Inspections Reviews - Sarasota, FL | Angie's List",
"Direct Inspections 6528 Seagate Ave Sarasota, FL Real Estate Inspection - MapQuest",
"Direct Inspections Reviews, Ratings | Home Inspectors near 6528 Seagate Ave , Sarasota FL"
"address": {
"@type": "PostalAddress",
"addressLocality": "Sarasota",
"addressRegion": "FL",
"streetAddress": "6528 Seagate Ave"
"geo": {
"@type": "GeoCoordinates",
"latitude": "27.377232",
"longitude": "-82.3632051"
"description": "We provide local Home Inspection Services in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.",
"telephone": "(941) 251-1000",
"openingHours": "Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su, 08:00-18:00",
"aggregateRating": {
"@type": "AggregateRating",
"ratingValue": "5.0",
"reviewCount": "90"

<!-- Facebook Pixel Code -->
s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,'script',
fbq('init', '1450235135113646');
fbq('track', 'PageView');
<noscript><img height="1" width="1" style="display:none"
<!-- End Facebook Pixel Code -->
When you say rich snippets are you referring to gold stars? Google started removing them as of September of this year. The thread/discussion on that is here.
I'd suggest trying a different variation of the schema code. Do some searching until you find a competitor that has the gold stars still showing (I've seen several still have them since this update) and copy what they're using.

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