Google & Pinterest Microdata plugin

Developer Havenswift Hosting
License Commercial
Compatibility CubeCart v6
Date Added 3rd Aug 2016, 17:26
Last Updated 2nd Apr 2020, 10:08
Downloads 1,915




This plugin adds a very large number (currently more than 25) of additional microdata elements to the product landing pages which has multiple benefits

Firstly, microdata gives search engine spiders more context for the type of information on a website and the way the site should be indexed and ranked. An example on the website shows that adding microdata to mark up HTML code on a web page related to the movie "Avatar" tells search engine spiders to rank the page in relation to movie sites, not graphic design sites.

Another benefit of microdata is the creation of "rich snippets," which display more information on the search result pages than traditional listings microdata also works with Pinterest so you can apply for and enable Pinterest Rich Pins !

Product Images that have valid markup are displayed in Google Image Searches with a new "Product" label distinguishing them from other types of images which has already proven to lead to many more clicks for people looking to buy.  To see an example, on a mobile device (phone or tablet) go to do a search for "CubeCart Test Product" and switch to images.  A little way down the first page you will see the watch images (with the new product label) that we use on our demo website

Finally, it helps Google Shopping retrieve up-to-date information directly from the website and while it isnt currently obligatory it is strongly advised which usually comes a short while before it becomes mandatory. Using microdata with automatic item updates helps support a high-quality experience for users who view your ads.

Having valid microdata enables the following two Google Shopping features :

* Automatic item updates, which reduces the risk of account suspension for price and availability mismatches and prevents temporary item disapproval. 

* Google Sheets Merchant Centre add-on, which uses microdata to help you update many attributes in your feed.


As with all our plugins and skins, this plugin comes with one year of support and access to upgrades included in the price - the renewal of this will be automatically invoiced which is not required for the plugin to continue working but if not renewed then no further support or upgrades will be available. The CubeCart language system is fully used so the plugin is fully multi-lingual.

Free Trial

A seven day FREE trial is available so you can test this using full functionality in your store - even though this is a commercial plugin, you can now download it without paying and the installation will automatically activate the seven day trial and then if you want to purchase, order it from this same page when you will be provided with a licence code to continue using it after the seven day trial.

System Requirements

All Havenswift Hosting plugins require ionCube to be installed on the server - please ensure that you download the correct version of the plugin for the PHP version / version of ionCube installed on your hosting account. The plugin also requires a licence code which will be sent to the email address of the purchaser shortly after the payment has been confirmed.  The licence code allows the plugin to be used on a single domain and includes full support and access to any available upgrades for one year from purchase.

Change Log

1.0 Initial version

1.1 Description added

1.2 Ability to switch between "Brand" or "Manufacturer" tag plus an update for the new Google mobile search "product" label on image searches

1.3 Addition of "availability" attribute based on whether stock control is enabled and then stock level

1.4 One minor bug fix plus adjustments and additions to structured data markup

1.5 Changes recently introduced for the Product Review structured data

1.6 Workaround for CubeCart items in stock range which was indicating items were Out Of Stock when they werent

Auto Install/Upgrade

Click the thunderbolt () icon next to the package you wish to use for instructions.

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