Google Adds Rich Snippet Support For Music

Google announced they have added yet another rich snippet support, this one is for music results.

The snippet will display the name of the song, the duration of the clip, and the album the song is from. The song title will link to the site’s specific page for that song. This works for both audio or video songs.

Here is a picture of how the rich snippets look for a search on [neil young]:

Google has detailed technical documentation on music snippets to help webmasters have their pages show up for these rich snippets.

Here is some same HTML code documented in the help document:

<h1>The Parrot Family</h1> <h2>Songs</h2> Hello, World! Length: 4:05 – 14300 plays <a href=”parrot-family-helloworld-play.html”>Play</a> <a href=”parrot-family-helloworld-buy.html”>Buy</a> From album: <a href=”parrot-family-yellow-album.html”>The Yellow Album</a>

Parrot Power Length: 6:33 – 11700 plays <a href=”parrot-family-parrotpower-play.html”>Play</a> <a href=”parrot-family-parrotpower-buy.html”>Buy</a> From album: <a href=”parrot-family-yellow-album.html”>The Yellow Album</a>

Google has several rich snippet types now including Music, Review ratings, People, Events, Recipes, Shopping and products, Marking up products for rich snippets, Organizations, Breadcrumbs, Videos: Facebook Share and RDFa, Prayer times, and Reviews.

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Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: Rich Snippets | Google: SEO | Google: User Interface | Google: Web Search

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