One SEO professional asked John Mueller in a hangout during the submitted Question and Answer segment about paywall structured data.
They asked John about how Google explains in its subscription and paywalled content guidelines that a specific Schema has to be added to your page in order to share paywalled content into the index, while also not triggering a cloaking penalty.
After implementing this, the rich results test does not appear to identify the enhancement.
How are they sure that Google detects the enhancement and that they are not inadvertently risking a cloaking penalty?
John assumes that the rich results test won’t show this, but he hasn’t actually checked it. Because the rich results test, for the most part, focuses on what Google actually would be showing in the search result as a rich result type.
The paywall of content is likely not one of the things that Google would show as a rich result type.
So, it’s possible that they wouldn’t show that in the test. One simple way to do that is to make a very simple test page and just test this page individually.
The other test they could do is a normal URL inspection test.
This happens at approximately the 43:42 mark in the video.