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How To Add Rich Snippet Breadcrumb

Discussion about how to add Rich Snippet Breadcrumb that Google search displays in search results. Using breadcrumbs we are adding more convenience for the user.

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A breadcrumb is a row of internal links at the top or bottom of the page that allows visitors to quickly navigate back to a previous section or the root page [Source]



Breadcrumb For WordPress Blog In Google Search Result

Without Breadcrumb Google Search Result For Blog Post

Before adding breadcrumbs, my blog posts were indexing in Google Search Result with full URL with respect to blog post, as shown in image below.

Add Custom Breadcrumb With Category In WordPress Blog For Google Search

There are lot techniques for adding breadcrumbs in WordPress blog but I am following way to add breadcrumbs as follows which is very simple and easy to understand, with the help of plugin and without adding extra code in your function.php.

Steps To Add:

  1. Download RDFa Breadcrumb from WordPress official site (You can download this plugin from Here)
  2. Upload rdfa-breadcrumb to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Add the following code to your template files that is just below or above the single post’s header. (This is the best place to use breadcrumbs for your post/blog) <?php if(function_exists('rdfa_breadcrumb')){ rdfa_breadcrumb(); } ?>
  5. Check your result with Rich Snippets Testing Tool by Google.



With Breadcrumb Google Search Result For Blog Post

So I have added breadcrumbs for my blog using various techniques by using or editing function.php or adding various plugins for my blog. So finally I got a plugin that can add breadcrumbs properly using category in it which is described above. Below image is Google Search Result for my blog post after adding it.

Observe carefully for the both cases, URL showing for the both results are different. That’s it, you are done with breadcrumbs trick. Now you can see your most of the blog  posts with this in Google Search Results within next 24 Hrs. Remaining posts’ breadcrumb will be show in Google Search Result as soon as Google crawl your blog posts.


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Sandeep Kale, Founder and chief editor of Tricks Window. He is a Software Engineer and a self developed blogger and designer behind Tricks Window. He lives in Pune, India. If you like This post, you can follow Tips And Tricks Window on Twitter OR Subscribe to Tricks Window feed via RSS OR EMAIL to receive instant updates.
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One comment

  1. Avatar for Sandeep Kale

    I tried to test this on the google testing tool, but the bread crumbs do not show up. Am I doing something wrong, or should I just wait for when it shows up on google?

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