Blog detection issue fix

Detecting a blog can be easy for humans, hard for computers.
We at WooRank try to detect your blog by scanning the links on your webpage. If we encounter a link that contains the word "blog" in the text, we flag your webpage as "having a blog".

For example, if you have following markup somewhere on the page, we detect your blog:
<a href="http://example.com/blog">Our blog</a>

Obviously this is a very simple way of detecting a blog, but this is by design. We aim at detecting 90% of the time and offer you the possibility to communicate your blog location. This way we keep the amount of false detections at a minimum. To identify your blog location to us, and by extension to any other interested third party, you need to attach a piece of metadata.

Use this MetaData Tool to create one for your site and allow a few hours for our caching system to update.

  • To express it in JSON-LD format, use:

<script type="application/ld+json">

{
    "@context": "http://schema.org",
    "@type": "Blog",
    "url": "https://example.com/blog"
}
</script> 

  • The same can also be expressed in microdata:

<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Blog">
<link itemprop="url" href="https://example.com/blog"/>
</div>


In all of those cases we would associate the url https://example.com/blog as a blog with your website. http://blog.example.com works too.
However, if you are using words like “news”, “media”, and “update”, we would not detect it as a blog.



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