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Re: publisher field for Blogposts and websites

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 16:54:09 +0100
Message-ID: <CAK-qy=5TJdO18AHqujYSbvgRe1FXJyBiqyjgJsWGcCrZc70F4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bäck, Gerald <gerald@baeck.at>
Cc: "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>
On 7 June 2016 at 07:36, Bäck, Gerald <gerald@baeck.at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am currently doing my first steps with JSON-LD and try it on my private
> blog. As far as I understand Blogposts do require a publisher field, which
> can only be an organisation. But I think it should be possible for persons
> to be publishers too, but I also would like to question, that blogposts or
> even Websites do need a publisher field at all.
> I tested my blog with Google's Structured Data Testing Tool. Interestingly
> enough the tool did not complain about the publisher being a Person, but
> that the publisher entitiy had no logo, which on the other hand is not
> allowed as a field for a person.
> https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool#url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.baeck.at%2Fblog%2F2016%2F05%2F30%2FWahlmanipulationen%2F
> I also tested the root of my blog, which is defined as website, also with
> myself as a publisher person. This time the tool was fine with it.
> https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool#url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.baeck.at%2F

Don't worry too much about complaints from that tool. Many of them are
its way of saying "your data might not be ideal for [some specific
search/product feature]" (e.g. showing logos for organizations in some


> thx, Gerald
> ----
> DI Gerald Bäck | fb | blog | devblog | fitblog | +43 664 5107761
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