Schema Markup News June 19th, 2018

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We’ve curated some of the big news surrounding Schema markup for the week to help you stay on top of changes and news:

Schema.org v3.4 released!

Improved HowTo examples; Improvements suggested by Trust Project, including the addition of AskPublicNewsArticle, ownershipFundingInfo and diversityStaffingReport properties, editorial tweaks to dateline property; plus improvements around Legislation vocabulary, are other highlights.

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Schema.org Introduces Defined Terms

The latest release of Schema.org (3.4) includes two new Types – DefinedTerm and DefinedTermSet – to make life easier in this area.

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Schema.org Significant Updates for Tourism and Trips

For tourism markup, two new types TouristDestination and TouristTrip have joined the already useful TouristAttraction.

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Google Introduces Media Actions, Powered by JSON-LD Data Feeds

This is a significant change to how Google employs structured data for audio and video content, which has chiefly been used to generate rich results in the search engine result pages (SERPs).

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JSON-LD Working Group Charter

The JSON-LD Working Group will update the JSON-LD 1.0 Recommendation to take into account new features and desired simplifications that have become apparent since its publication.

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The Bing markup validator now supports JSON-LD

One way or the other, certainly a good sign that Bing intends to make good on their promise to support JSON-LD.

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How Do I Know If My Schema Markup Is Working?

There are many tools available to check the accuracy of the markup.

 

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