Today were announcing schema.org, a new initiative from Yahoo!, Bing, and Google, to create and support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on web pages.
With schema.org, webmasters and developers can learn about structured data and improve how their sites appear in search results on Bing, Google, and Yahoo!. Information and tips are available on schema.org, a one-stop resource for webmasters looking to add markup to make their pages better understood by search engines.
In 2008, Yahoo! showed its support of structured data through the launch of the SearchMonkey program. Today, we continue our support of the open web. In an effort to delight our users with richer and more useful experiences, we've come together with Bing and Google to support a common set of schemas, just as search engines came together to support sitemaps.
Today's announcement offers tremendous opportunity for growth. In addition to consolidating the schemas for the vocabularies we already support, there are schemas for more than a hundred newly created categories including movies, music, organizations, TV shows, products, places and more. We will continue to expand these categories by listening to feedback from the community and will continue publishing new schemas on a regular basis. Don't worry if your site has already added RDFa or microformats currently supported by our Enhanced Displays program, that site will still appear with an Enhanced Display on Yahoo! - no changes required.
We look forward to seeing structured markup continue to grow on the web, power richer search results, and enable you to find answers faster to even more complex queries. Yahoo! is leading the way in this space. Get all the details of what's ahead on the Yahoo! Search blog and let us know what you think.
We welcome your feedback.