How To Implement Google Breadcrumbs for special link in Search Results

Code Sport 16 Sep , 2013  


imagesHi everyone, we all know that there are very few rich-snippets which Google offers you for your websites. These all are very helpful to in your blog’s reputation, ranking as well as visitors.

When you search about anything on Google search, you find some results are having Author’s Profile Link, some are having special navigation follow by arrowhead, some are having star rating etc.

These all adds a bit quality, a bit graphic and a bit design to your Blog’s link when they appear on Google search results.

Each and every type of these snippet verification boost your search engine ranking.

I have discussed earlier that how I got Google Authorship and you can do also. Now, I am telling you the way by which you can get Breadcrumbs, the arrowhead navigation of you article  at Google Search.

Now, the links are looking well arranged and any visitors can easily understand that where he is going to redirect after clicking that link. These special navigation attract visitors towards your website rather then any other website who is not having these types of links.

Also, when search engine crawls your website’s page and find these Breadcrumbs rich-snippet data, then it will put your website’s rank high.

How To Implement Breadcrumbs ?

To implement breadcrumbs on your website or blog, you can use many popular plugins available but I recommend you to use Breadcrumbs NavXT WordPress plugin or Yoast Breadcrumbs.

I got this breadcrumbs by Yoast breadcrumbs  . So, I am going to make your way ahead using Yoast Breadcrumbs.

Step 1 : Search your plugin directory for yoast breadcrumbs. You can search directly from WordPress.ORG or if you are having Yoast SEO then, it is also having Yoast Breadcrumbs and it’s activation option.

Step 2: Install the plugin and activate it.

Step 3: Now, go to your Yoasts Breadcrumbs settings from Settings >> Yoasts Breadcrumbs, after log-in to WordPress Admin Panel. Here set the breadcrumbs trail you wants for your website. It is only for your website internally. Google always uses ‘>’ separator.

Step 4: Choose “Category” to show in breadcrumbs trail and if you wants, you can use prefix for the page type.

Step 5 : Copy this code and implement it to each page of your website.

<?php if ( function_exists(‘yoast_breadcrumb’) ) {<br />
<p id=”breadcrumbs”>‘,’</p>
<p>‘);<br />
} ?>

You can put the code at the end of your theme’s header.php file. As, it loads always, no matter which post, pages, archive is being visited.

Step 6: That’s All.  Just wait for next crawl of your website by Search engine.

Precautions :

  • Don’t link breadcrumbs to the current page.
  • Use the hierarchical order to group your articles. Don’t put your article to many different parallel categories for e.g., if you post is at Home >> Internet >> Blogging  and also at Home >> Internet >> WordPress then it will not work. There should be a single hierarchical order.
  • You need to put the breadcrumbs code. Just activating the plugin is not enough. Your bog should be visible on that page of website for which you wants to show breadcrumbs.

Checking Breadcrumbs Implementation

Just wait for some time. When search engine crawls your webpages again then it will verify your breadcrumbs structure and then start showing breadcrumbs. However, If you wants to check implementation instantly then you can use Google’s Rich-snippet Testing Tool.

Enjoy guys with these nice breadcrumbs…