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Are rich snippets ranking factor?

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12:37 pm on Sep 4, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Are rich snippets ranking factor?
1:57 pm on Sept 19, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Right from Google:
...Google does not guarantee that your structured data will show up in search results even if structured datais marked up and can be extracted successfully according to the testing tool. Here are some reasonswhy:
•The structured data is not representative of the main content of the page or potentially misleading.
•The structured data is incorrect in a way that the testing tool was not able to catch.
•The marked-up content is hidden from the user.

Google Search Guides Mark Up Your Content Items [developers.google.com...]

John Mueller of Google said on Twitter yesterday that although structured data, by itself, does not give you a ranking boost, it can help Google understand your content and thus help you rank in Google. …

Google: Structured Data Doesn't Give You A Ranking Boost But Can Help Rankings
Search Engine Roundtable Apr 3, 2018
[seroundtable.com...]
6:26 pm on Sept 19, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Everything is in the mix. How worthy each moving part is we can't actually know as g has never revealed how the black box works. Educated guesses suggest that there is some benefit with snippets and structured data ...

Personally have never played there (code clean and specific) and have not seen any ADVERSE effects for not using same. Then again, since I have NOT played there I can't truly know if there is any actual benefit.

YMMV

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1:32 pm on Sept 24, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Keep in mind that, in addition to the above, rich snippets can make your content stand out in the SERPs, which can lead to higher clicks and user interaction. That, in turn, does influence ranking. So, while structured data does not necessarily have a direct impact on your search position, it does indirectly influence it.
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10:42 am on Sept 26, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Thank you!