The problem that I have is that I have a client that sells local services, he wants to use a
h1 that includes both the service and local, no problem there… But the snag is he wants to use as much as Schema.org as possible, again no problem but with the service name + location within the
h1 this brings up a problem in my markup. When I mean problem I don’t mean it doesn’t validate, I like doing things the correct way and for all you who use Schema.org regularly you know it’s poorly documented on Do’s and Don’ts so to speak.
So for example purposes only because I can’t disclose much information in regards of my client nor the topic due to a NDA being signed, so let’s pretend his/her company is a hair dressing company that he wants to target Devon in the UK.
h1 would read something like "Cut and Blow Devon" (I personally dislike the keyword "Devon" in there but sometimes no matter how hard you try you just can’t convince people what’s best for them).
Anyway, so we have "Cut and Blow Devon" which looks something like (
Product is equal to service, as there is no service in Schema.org):
<article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Product"> <h1><span itemprop="name">Cut and Blow</span> Devon</h1> <span itemprop="description">A funky Description will go here</span> </article>
Originally I did have "Devon" included within the
itemprop="name" but it makes no sense, since no service should be called "Cut and Blow Devon", or should it?
Anyway, then it got me thinking wouldn’t it just be better to use
Article as the schema mark up?
<article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article"> <h1 itemprop="name">Cut and Blow Devon</h1> <span itemprop="description">A funky Description will go here</span> </article>
I appreciate everyone who has managed to read though that and now I’ll make the question a little more obvious: Would you recommend using
Product, and is it bad to use
span PARTLY within a
h1 to define the Schema.org