Why doesn't WooRank detect my blog?

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 these cases we would associate the url https://example.com/blog as a blog with your website. http://blog.example.com works too.

However, we can still only tell a blog is a blog if the URL contains the word. So if you are using words like “news”, “media”, and “update”, we wouldn’t be able to definitively tell that’s a blog.

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