After struggling to work out the correct way to markup detailed Schema.org microdata for products I’ve compiled a list of some snippets that should get you on your way.
For those who might not have heard of Microdata, here’s the description from Wikipedia:
“Microdata is a WHATWG HTML specification used to nest metadata within existing content on web pages. Search engines, web crawlers, and browsers can extract and process Microdata from a web page and use it to provide a richer browsing experience for users.”
In other words, microdata gives web pages better context, helping none humans understand what information is being displayed. Mainly it really helps the search engines make sense out of the code, which is why it’s so powerful for SEO.
Set the scope to ‘Product’ and add basic information.
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Now things get a bit trickier, we need to set the item property to
weight while setting the item scope to
QuantativeValue. You can then set the value and unit code inside this element.
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Pro tip: Checkout this list for common unitCode values
Exactly the same as weight but you need a separate
QuantativeValue for each dimension
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Similar to dimensions and weight, the price also needs to be in it’s own item scope (
offer), you don’t need to define the currency though, the ‘£’ or ‘$’ character is enough.
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Availability is simple enough, it takes one of these values, you just need to make sure you include it in the
offer you added your price to.
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Pretty much the same as availability, apart form it uses
http://purl.org/goodrelations/v1 for the values. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find a nice list of the supported values so you’ll have to track down what you want from here and here.
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For a complete product you should end up with some markup that looks something like this:
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Google can now add detailed information to your search result listings, this example shows up in Google like this:
You can see all of the information Google gets out of the microdata with Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool.
If you want to go deeper down the microdata rabbit hole checkout Schema.org and don’t forget to check everything with Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool!