Custom Search users have long been able to create Richer Snippets
by adding Pagemaps
to their webpages. Today we’re enabling direct submission of Pagemaps via either Sitemaps
or On-Demand Indexing requests
. This means you no longer have to modify your pages to expose Pagemaps, or wait for Google to crawl your site to process them. This saves time when you want to make a quick change to your metadata. If you have data you would like to be displayed on your site, such as reviews snippets, you can submit it directly to Google instead of putting it in publicly visible markup on your pages. For added security, you can even choose to add a private key
to your Pagemap and we will only serve it in Custom Search results when that key is provided.
We hope you enjoy the added convenience these new submission options offer. Let us know what you think in our discussion forum
Posted by: Rui Jiang, Software Engineer