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Re: Best schema to use for services

From: Jarno van Driel <jarno@quantumspork.nl>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:28:18 +0200
Message-ID: <CAFQgrbbtabCi7obYaF1Pa=BTbrz5jhRuP8hAeKKZmZDJx82+qw@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Deering <david@touchpointdigital.net>
Cc: Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Good question, I have been struggling with this as well.

I use schema.org/ProfessionalService for generic service-businesses and
than mark up the pages, about the services the company delivers, with
schema.org/Product. Now I don't want to argue whether it's the ultimate
method of accomplishing something like this, it's simply the way I do it
because I'm not aware of any another method that does the job better.
Probable there should be a way to mark up services as their own Thing
instead of abusing schema.org/Product for this but for now there's isn't a
method/vocabulary which allows us to do so that I'm aware of.

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 10:24 PM, David Deering <david@touchpointdigital.net
> wrote:

> Which schema would be best to use to mark up services?  As you know, there
> are some specific schemas for certain service businesses, such as
> accounting and plumbing, etc.  But there are many, many others which are
> not yet covered.  So what would be the best way to mark up a service such
> as "web design" or "lawn fertilization" and the like when a web page is
> devoted to that particular service?  Would it be best to use a product
> schema or could you use a local business schema and then define the
> particular business or service, such as ..../schema.org/LocalBusiness/**
> WebDesign <http://schema.org/LocalBusiness/WebDesign> ?  And could you
> please give an example of how such a service would be marked up?
> Thanks in advance for everyone's time and help.
> David
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