Google Explains Why Sites Should Combine Structured Data

March 20, 2023

Google’s Lizzi Sassman answered a question in a Google SEO Office hours session about whether it’s okay to combine different structured data types. The answer illuminated an important point about how Google interprets structured data and whether it’s better to combine structured data or two separate them out. Structured data is basically about high level data types (called Types) and the attributes of those Types (called Properties). A recipe structured data on a webpage that is about a recipe looks like this:<script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context": "", "@type": "Recipe",Nesting is the addition of other structured data types within the main structured data. Or do you combine the two structured data types?

The source of this news is from Search Engine Journal