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GoodRelations - The Web Vocabulary for E-Commerce

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GoodRelations is a standardized vocabulary for product, price, and company data that can (1) be embedded into existing static and dynamic Web pages and that (2) can be processed by other computers. This increases the visibility of your products and services in the latest generation of search engines, recommender systems, and other novel applications.

[goodrelations] Tell Google of your GoodRelations Markup to get Rich Snippets Faster

Martin Hepp martin.hepp at ebusiness-unibw.org
Fri Dec 2 11:42:29 CET 2011

Dear all:

There is a Google feedback form that you can use to point Google to your shop if it uses GoodRelations markup.

This may speed-up the whitelisting process for Rich Snippets, i.e. you may get Rich Snippets for your products faster when you tell Google of your GoodRelations-empowered site.

Here is the URI:


For the question "Does your site use hidden markup?", answer

* "yes"

if you are using a shop extension like Magento MSemantic. Other than Google indicates on the pages, this markup is perfectly accepted by Google unless you use it for manipulative purposes. As an explanation, you can post:

"Our site uses RDFa in the GoodRelations snippet-style, because this is the only feasible way of adding respective markup automatically via a shop extension module. We are using the <name of the module> module; our shop runs on <name of the shop software>."

For the question, "What markup format does your site use?", check 

* RDFa

In general, we see now pretty quick and broad acceptance of rich snippets for shops with GoodRelations markup.

Best wishes

Martin Hepp

martin hepp
e-business & web science research group
universitaet der bundeswehr muenchen

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