Either Offers Review Or aggregateRating Should Be Specified

On a WooCommerce site I was getting a message in Google Search Console that:

Either “offers”, “review”, or “aggregateRating” should be specified.

I ran a product page through Google’s structured data testing tool. It didn’t throw up an error (except for ‘brand’), but I have seen that before.

That was odd, because surely the tool should show the error if the Search Console reported it.

I am using Yoast SEO and Yoast SEO: WooCommerce.

I asked on a forum I am in, and the majority opinion was to ignore it, but I decided to ask Yoast Support and explained that I don’t have reviews on that particular site, and Support replied:

Thanks for getting back to us. If your site does not have or need reviews, please feel free to ignore these recommendations from the Google Structured Data Tool. These are just recommendations and not actual errors that will affect your site’s ranking. 

In fact, the structured data tool does not throw up the error. It is the Search Console that does – but I am going to call it a day and leave the site as it is.