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[SOLVED] breadcrumbs in website error



Recent Google update late September 2019 have got so many websites and blogs into breadcrumbs on website issues.

One of the popular issues is the Invalid URL in field “id”, there are so many other issues like missing field id, breadcrumbsList error etc.
Most blogs running on BlogSpot platform didn’t get hit by this, whereas most websites and blogs running on other platforms got hit.

Were you hit by the breadcrumbs in website error?

If your answer is in affirmative, so is mine, I got hit too.
What led me to write this is that one of my blogs had this issue, and as I research to find a way to solve this, it happens that no one has written a post or guide on how to go about this. I believe this is because the error of “breadcrumbs in website” is a new one, even though Google has been advocating for rich text result on SERPs before now, this recent update brought it to bare that on Google console, the error will be indicated.

My blog is powered by WordPress, with Yoast SEO plugin I was able to enable breadcrumbs in my website. Yet, I was hit by the breadcrumbs error of Invalid URL in field “id”.

How I solved this breadcrumbs in website error

After some days of searching the internet including the Google Community and WordPress forum, I was still confused on how to get this issue resolved, then I remembered plugin, yes! Plugin.

I did a few researches, then settled for Schema and structured data for WP plugin. I’m not going to go deep on all the functions of this plugin but you can find it from their website. The only function I was interested in is the breadcrumbs in website error fixer #smiles.
If you’re using Yoast SEO plugin, disable the breadcrumbs in Yoast before you continue. That’s what I did in mine, even though it may work for you even if you don’t disable the Yoast breadcrumbs.

See: How To Write SEO Article


Steps in Solving breadcrumbs in website error for WordPress

  1. Login to your WordPress admin dashboard, hover to plugin and click on “add new”. Type “schema” in the search box and the plugin shows up as shown below. Then install and activate.



2. After activating the Schema plugin, hover to “Structured Data” then click on “Settings”. Tick the BreadCrumbs box then click on “save settings”.



Viola! You’re good to go… But wait, you’ll have to resubmit all your URLs with that error on google console.

So, head over to Google console, go to the error page, click on ‘revalidate’. It takes many days (from my experience) for this process to be through.

As you can see from the image below, after 4 days the validation process is still in progress but looks good. Though testing with Live URL shows that the issue has been fixed.

See Also: 8 tips that will help you rank fast on Google first page



If you’re experiencing any breadcrumbs in website issue in a non-WordPress website, you can drop the details on the comment and the solution will be provided.


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