Google announced it will be adding support for image license metadata for licensable images to both Google Search Console (GSC) reports and Rich Results test tool.
We are happy to announce 📢 support for Image License structured data 📸 in Search Console in addition to the Rich Results Test tool. Read more about Image License at https://t.co/aqMap8bEby and about the Search Console report at https://t.co/8pVYPCW6Oy pic.twitter.com/rJ8Huh33Kp
— Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) July 30, 2020
What is image license metadata? It’s metadata users can use to display licensing information about content appearing in Google Images. When a user specifies the license info for the images on their website, the image will be then displayed with a licensable badge on the thumbnails in Google Images. More info can be found on Google’s developer’s website.
Furthermore, a new section for this additional functionality will be added to the Enhancement reports in GSC as well as supported on the rich results test tool.