Update March 28, 2017:
Expanding Rich Cards globally
In 2016, we launched rich cards in the US, creating a new way for site owners to present previews of their content on the Search results page. Starting today, sites all over the world can now build rich cards across Google Search.
By building Rich Cards, you have a new opportunity to attract more engaged users to your page. Users can swipe through recipes in the UK from sites like BBC Good Food or browse movies in Mexico from Cinepapaya or view restaurants in Germany from Prinz.de. Also, rich cards support the AMP format. So if you build AMP pages, users will be able to swipe near instantly from page to page.
Rich cards are a new Search result format building on the success of rich snippets. Just like rich snippets, rich cards use schema.org structured markup to display content in an even more engaging and visual format, with a focus on providing a better mobile user experience.
Evolution of search results for queries like [peanut butter cookies recipe]: with rich cards, results are presented in carousels that are easy to browse by scrolling left and right. Carousels can contain cards all from the same site or from multiple sites.
For site owners, this is a new opportunity to stand out in Search results and attract more targeted users to your page. For example, if you have a recipe site, you can build a richer preview of your content with a prominent image for each dish. This visual format helps users find what they want right away, so you're getting users who specifically want that especially delicious cookie recipe you have.
We're starting to show rich cards for two content categories: recipes and movies. They will appear initially on mobile search results in English for google.com. We're actively experimenting with more opportunities to provide more publishers with a rich preview of their content.
We've built a comprehensive set of tools and completely updated our developer documentation to take site owners and developers from initial exploration through implementation to performance monitoring.
Explore rich card types and identify where your content fits
with screenshots and code samples of each markup type.
Test and tweak your markup
We strongly recommend using JSON-LD in your implementation.
which fields are essential
to mark up in order for a rich card to appear. We've also listed additional fields that can enhance your rich cards.
See a preview in the
revamped Structured Data Testing Tool
of how the rich card might appear in Search (currently available for recipes and movies).
Use the Structured Data Testing Tool to see errors as you tweak your markup in real time.
Keep track of coverage and debug errors
Check how many of your rich cards are indexed in the
new Search Console Rich Cards report
Keep an eye out for errors (also listed in the Rich Cards report). Each error example links directly to the Structured Data Testing tool so you can test it.
Submit a sitemap
to help us discover all your marked-up content.
Find opportunities for growth
In the Rich Cards report, you'll see which cards can be enhanced by marking up additional fields.
A new "Rich results" filter in Search Analytics (currently in a closed beta) will help you track how your rich cards and rich snippets are doing in search: you'll be able to drill down and see clicks and impressions for both.
Can I keep my existing rich snippets markup?
Yes, you can! We'll keep you posted as the rich result ecosystem evolves.
What about the Structured Data report in Search Console?
The Structured Data report will continue to show only
for the existing rich snippets (Product, Recipe, Review, Event, SoftwareApplication, Video, News article) and for any new categories (e.g., Movies). We plan to migrate all errors from the Structured Data report into the Rich Card report.
What if I use the wrong markup?
Technical and quality guidelines apply for rich cards as they do for rich snippets. We will enforce them as before.
Learn more about rich cards in the
Search and the mobile content ecosystem
session at Google I/O (watch the
recording on YouTube
) or in our
. If you have more questions, find us in the
dedicated Structured data section
of our forum,