Just before July ended Google introduced another cool webmaster tool – the structured data dashboard. As an essential part of the web development, Google uses structured data which include rich snippets; this will allow websites to showcase the relevance of the content of the search results. The rich snippets will help users to know if your website is relevant to their search, chances are more clicks on your end.
The structured data dashboard can be found in the Optimization section. As being discussed in Google Webmaster Tools Central Blog, this tool will show what Google knows about your website and thus gives you a vision for the structured data stored in your site. It has three views which are the site, item type and page-level.
This is how they explained each view:
At the top level, the Structured Data Dashboard, which is under Optimization, aggregates this data (by root item type and vocabulary schema). Root item type means an item that is not an attribute of another on the same page.
Item type-level view
It provides per-page details for each item type. Google parses and stores a fixed number of pages for each site and item type. They are stored in decreasing order by the time in which they were crawled. We also keep their entire structured data markup.
Last but not least, we have a details page showing all attributes of every item type on the given page (as well as a link to the Rich Snippet testing tool for the page in question).
Google kept their word in providing transparency on indexing and crawling sites for the webmasters. These tools including those that are previously featured are helpful for the websites. It is evident on this dashboard for the webmasters to know and verify what Google is handpicking for the new markup and also to detect defective existing markup.
The struggle of most webmasters will now be at ease due to these tools that is launched by Google. They have launched different features which are apparently very helpful for every webmaster.