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Re: Real Estate sites using Product and Offer?

From: Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 13:20:36 -0700
To: Richard Tom <richard@fora.tv>
Cc: <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <433e3d326c1fe4dc586eb9105370de96@develohost.com>
I'm sorry guys, when I said "Real Estate", I meant "Residence". So, I 
was wondering why sites like Trulia were using Product/Offer as opposed 
to Residence. I just wanted to clear that up. I'm glad to see this is a 
discussion people are interested in.

On 27.12.2011 10:59, Richard Tom wrote:
> I suspect this is because Google and other search engines may not
> support the more specific schemas.  By going with a
> more primitive type it would give a higher chance google will catch
> it and make use of it. Also after looking at the full list of schemas
> listed here http://schema.org/docs/full.html [2] I couldn't a
> official Real Estate product. The only mention of Real Estate is a
> RealEstateAgent schema.
> On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Kurt Maine  wrote:
>
>> I've noticed several real estate listings sites, including one of
>> the largest (Trulia.com) are marking up their property pages (the
>> page dedicated to a single home for sale) as a Product, an Offer,
> or
>> both.
>>
>> Can someone explain to me the advantage of marking up a real
>> estate listing as a Product or Offer, as opposed to using the Real
>> Estate schema.org [1] markup?
>>
>> Does the use of Product/Offer allow you to use additional useful
>> properties that Real Estate doesn't?
>>
>> Any insight into why large, reputable companies may have come to
>> that decision is appreciated.
>
>
> Links:
> ------
> [1] http://schema.org
> [2] http://schema.org/docs/full.html
> [3] mailto:kurt@develohost.com
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