• http://jameshalloran.net/ James R. Halloran

    Who would hide something in their rich snippet? (That is, if you’re not a spammy company.)

  • http://babypickel.com/vincenzo.html Chenzo

    Do we know when the first signs of this started to be sent out?

  • Philipp Kloeckner

    This is important as it allows to file Reconsideration Requests once someone has screwed this. Overdue.

  • http://www.CheesyCorporateLingo.com/ Patrick Reinhart

    100% agree, why would you even take the time to do this?

  • http://seohour.com/ Akash KB

    Actually it’s like – Marking or using of rich snippets on some pages of your website which is invisible to users but visible to search engine bots (cloaking), which is against Google’s Webmaster Guidelines.

  • http://www.rustybrick.com/barry Barry Schwartz

    I think just within past 24 hours.

  • Colin Guidi

    Also, lots of Webmasters are implementing markup incorrectly. Leveraging Authorship markup when they should be leveraging Publisher markup.

    This is probably just a way for Google to clean up the space. Wouldn’t you want to know if your markup was incorrectly implemented?

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/sophietran Sophie Tran

    Rich snippets aka “bacon bits for search engines” sound like they’d clog up my internet arteries causing me to suffer from content over-consumption. All junk. Spam. Annoying.