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Re: What to do if a Place fits more than one type?

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:17:39 +0200
Cc: <public-vocabs@w3.org>
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To: Craig Fryer <craigfryer@japaneselifestyle.com.au>
That depends on the intended effect:

If you want to trigger rich snippets for a certain type, then, generally speaking, less types are better because it makes it easier for the search engine to find the proper snippet type. 

If you want to send relevance signals (what the page is about), then multiple types are fine.

Note the additionalType property for multiple types in Microdata syntax. This allows also a distinction between the primary type and additional type information.

On Aug 2, 2013, at 7:26 AM, Craig Fryer wrote:

> I have been trying to find out what Schema information to put on a web page when a place would fit into more than one category.
> For example Kinkaku-ji is a famous Buddhist Temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
> Should the Schema information included on a web page be for a BuddhistTemple, a TouristAttraction or both?
> Regards,
> Craig Fryer

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