If you run a website with content about books of any kind, you should consider using the Book Schema type. Fortunately, applying the Book Schema type to any number of pages on your website couldn’t be easier than it is with the help of Rank Math.
How to Add Book Schema Markup to Your Posts/Pages
Before we begin, you’ll need to ensure that Rank Math’s Schema Module has been enabled on your website by navigating to Rank Math > Dashboard in your WordPress admin area.
In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to use the Book Schema type on a post or page as well as the various available settings for it – let’s get started:
1 Edit Your Post or Page
To set the Book Schema Type first head to the edit page for that post, by clicking Edit as shown below:
2 Open Rank Math In The Gutenberg Sidebar
Click on the Rank Math SEO icon that displays alongside this post/page’s SEO score to open the SEO settings for this page.
Or alternatively, click the three vertical dots in the top right-hand corner of the edit page and selecting Rank Math in the Plugins section – as shown below:
3 Navigate to the Schema Settings for This Post/Page
Click on the Schema tab in the Rank Math SEO (if it doesn’t appear, enable Schema in the Advanced mode by navigating to Rank Math > Dashboard in your WordPress admin area).
Then click on Schema Generator.
4 Navigate to Rank Math’s Schema Builder
Click on Use to open the Schema Builder.
The Schema Builder will then show up with the various fields as shown below:
Now, let’s have a closer look at each of the available options.
Book Schema Type Setup & Available Options
The Headline option is the place where the headline of the book should be specified. Often, it will be the title of the book and it is mandatory to fill in this field.
2 Review Location
Review Location lets you configure where the schema for the book type will be shown on the page. You can select the Review Location from the options available in the drop-down list.
If you use the first 3 options, then the schema will be added to the page automatically. If you chose to use the Custom option you need to use the shortcode and paste the shortcode inside your post. Note that the shortcode will work only on that particular page.
The URL option is informs where the URL of the book needs to be. It is mandatory field and you need to enter this.
5 Author Name
The next mandatory field that you need to fill in is the Author Name. Rank Math pulls in the name of the author by using the variable
%name%, and you might have to change it.
In the Review section, you can add the Rating score for your book. Also, you can specify the minimum and maximum rating score in the Rating Minimum and Rating Maximum section respectively.
In the Editions section, you can add the editions of the book by clicking on Add Property Group. It will then display various fields that you need to fill in by reading the self-explanatory description given below each field. Also, you can choose the Book Format from the available options.
And, that’s it! Click on Save for this Post once you’re done making any changes to the Book Schema for this page. Then, simply update the page as you normally would after making a change or click Publish if this is a newly created page. You can then check your Schema with the help of Google’s Rich Results Testing Tool.
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