Earlier this week Google announced that they will be supporting schema.org markup for organization logos. In the midst of all the Google I/O hubbub this kind of announcement can seem minor but if there is a way to get an edge in a search result that is not so minor now, is it?
Today, we’re launching support for the schema.org markup for organization logos, a way to connect your site with an iconic image. We want you to be able to specify which image we use as your logo in Google search results.
Using schema.org Organization markup, you can indicate to our algorithms the location of your preferred logo. For example, a business whose homepage is www.example.com can add the following markup using visible on-page elements on their homepage:
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization"> <a itemprop="url" href="http://www.example.com/">Home</a> <img itemprop="logo" src="http://www.example.com/logo.png" /> </div>
Anything you can add to help Google make a search decision based on your actual preference (rather than them making a choice for you) is something to consider. The post finishes with
This example indicates to Google that this image is designated as the organization’s logo image for the homepage also included in the markup, and, where possible, may be used in Google search results. Markup like this is a strong signal to our algorithms to show this image in preference over others, for example when we show Knowledge Graph on the right hand side based on users’ queries.
Happy marking up!