Are Google Rich Snippets displayed only in some language versions of Google Search? A year ago, Google announced international availability of Rich Snippets, so it should render them the same way in all countries, and all language versions of Google search.
For example, when I search this web page offering a baker set using its headline as a keyword, I get different looking results for it depending on the language version of Google search I use. So, in the German version (www.google.de), I get the Rich Snippets displayed, whereas in the French version (www.google.fr), they aren't displayed.
Does it really depend on the language version of Google search or is it caused by something else? Does anyone else experience this behaviour?
There are multiple reasons for this:
I suspect that the second mechanism takes into account a multitude of signals from the site and from the query, so it may be that the same page shows rich snippets in one country but not in another country, even if that country has, in general, already rich snippets support.
Despite this uncertainty, it makes sense to add rich markup for products to your site rather now than later, because:
A recipe for adding GoodRelations in RDFa to your page is here:
A tool for generating markup snippets is here:
Best Martin Hepp
answered 13 Jul '11, 11:43