Google has updated its Rich Results Test tool, which now allows webmasters edit the code and see how those edits impact their results. Google announced this as part of the Chrome Developer Summit on January 7.
For those who don’t know, rich results are search results that aren’t just your standard blue links. They could include carousels, images, stars, ratings, images or any other non-textual user interface elements.
If you want to check it out, here is a sample page you can try it on. After the page loads, click into the code area on the left, where you can make edits. Once you’ve made your edits, click on the “run test” button again. It’ll show you how those code edits impact your rich results.
Here is a video of it in action from Google’s post on Twitter:
📢 New feature in the rich results test 📢
As we announced at Chrome Dev Summit, the Rich Results Test (https://t.co/6O8U7kKmV0) now supports 👩🏽💻 code editing in the tool 🎉
We prepared a recipe snippet for you to fiddle with at https://t.co/laHSNcO1mm pic.twitter.com/2OUaFiqu34
— Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) January 7, 2019