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Re: What schema to use for a classified ads site item?

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013 16:23:51 +0100
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
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To: Blue Presley <bluepresley@gastonia.com>
Hi,

currently, the best approach is to use GoodRelations (http://purl.org/goodrelations/) in the pattern described at

    http://wiki.goodrelations-vocabulary.org/Cookbook/Classifieds


An example in Google's testing tool is here:

    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.heppnetz.de%2Frdfa4google%2Ftc16.html&view=


If you have structured data for a few selected attributes (phone number, price, ...) you can gradually add more granular GoodRelations elements.

Martin
On Feb 5, 2013, at 12:37 PM, Blue Presley wrote:

> I have a classified ads site at www.gastonia.com.  We are redoing the
> site to be HTML5 compliant as well as incorporate microdata from
> schema.org to represent the items for sale on the site.
> 
> Given that these items are used and that they are posted by different
> people, is the Product vocabulary the correct type to use for them?
> www.schema.org/Product.
> 
> The reason I am confused is that the Product items can have a
> 'condition' data time (newcondition, usedcondition, etc) as defined by
> the schema.
> 
> Also, you'll note here that under the usage guidelines the fact that
> this product must be available for sale directly from the page without
> having to contact the seller. But, the seller can be an individual
> (discussed later on.)  If a seller is an individual, and the item is
> used, 9 times out of ten this product is going to be found on a
> classifieds type website. Otherwise, it would seem that the Product
> schema was built specifically for ebay, and maybe amazon's used
> product area.
> 
> So, is it ok to use the Product type here? If not, what is the best
> vocabulary for a used item on a classified ads website?
> 
> Thank you,
> 
> Blue Presley
> 
> 

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