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(Entry was posted by Matt Raynes on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, November 26, 2013).

Can we use the schema product tag for a house?

With regards to the schema.org product tag. Are there any products not suitable for this tag where G may think you`re being a bit cheeky.  Such as placing a house within the schema product tag?  I know a house rules out a few of the properties in the markup but just wondering what you all thought??

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  • Edwin Jonk: As far as I know schema.org does not have any restrictions. However search engines can impose restrictions. For example when reading Google`s help articles on how to use the "product" markup there is only one restriction: Adult-related products are not supported. If I would guess which product categories would be supported, Google suggest me to look at the taxonomy from Google merchant. In that list (see link in the side bar), houses are not included as a product category (unless you mean a doghouse or birdhouse). Furthermore you can at the product category to your markup without making them visible to your users by using
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  • Matt Raynes: With regards to the product tag. Are there any products not suitable for this tag where G may think you're being a bit cheeky.  ;Such as placing a house within the schema product tag?  ;I know a house rules out a few of the properties in the markup but just wondering what you all thought?
  • Matt Raynes: The answer is no when it comes to placing a house for sale on a website. Did I just see a naked woman taking a bath on this page?

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