There’s a few FAQ Schema Generators out there — but none using the Microdata format. But all of these are for the LD+JSON format. Yes, the LD+JSON format is popular and recommended by Google for its ease of use and implementation. However, this format doesn’t always get to work instantly, or just wouldn’t work at all. What was found out was that the microdata format for FAQ Schema is a lot faster in getting indexed as compared to the LD+JSON format.
Check it out below.
Tool in Action
You can visit the FAQ Schema Generator, and feel free to test it out and give me your feedback.
Some screenshots below:
What About the Yoast Gutenberg FAQ Block?
You may have heard about the Yoast SEO Gutenberg FAQ block. However, this works at the moment only for the Gutenberg editor that you would find on WordPress. And as such, this still uses the LD+JSON format. It does work, but at the moment not in all cases. It is completely valid though, but we just couldn’t figure out exactly behind the scenes why the LD+JSON format of FAQ will not get shown onto the search results.
Why use the Microdata vs LD+JSON Format for FAQ Schema?
We believe that the microdata format is indexed almost instantly (within 5 minutes) due to the nature of it being the go-to for the Search Console (Webmaster Tools) Data Highlighter Tool. This could be the reason why it is easier to index for Google.
Also, the microdata format by its very nature is inline schema, as compared to the LD+JSON format which isn’t inline. The microdata format can only work if you have the accommodating Question and Answer pairs written on your webpage, from which you itemise them with the microdata attributes, for example
You will want to have a gander and see how this seems to fit for you. It is properly marked up with schema using the microdata format.
Let me know your thoughts and I can send across any updates necessary to include in the next version! Happy SEO! 🙂