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Dataset Schema Type

Datasets are easier for search engines to discover when information such as names, a description, creator (and more) are provided in the form of structured data. Fortunately, this couldn’t be easier thanks to the Dataset Schema type available in Rank Math PRO.

The purpose of using this particular Schema markup type is to simplify and make datasets from a range of fields – including machine learning, government data, and more – accessible. You can actually browse and explore such datasets by using Google’s Dataset Search tool.

For reference, in terms of what qualifies as a dataset this is virtually any table, collection, or structured object that comprises of data that in its entirety you would consider a dataset or collection of data.

How to Add Dataset Schema to Your Posts/Pages PRO

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 Dataset 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 Dataset Schema Type open your post/page by clicking on Edit post.

Open Post

2 Open Rank Math In The Gutenberg Sidebar

Click on Rank Math SEO to open the meta box. Select Rank Math in the Plugins section.

Click on Rank Math

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 here, ensure that you have Rank Math set to Advanced mode and have enabled the Schema module in your dashboard by navigating to Rank Math > Dashboard in your WordPress admin area. Then click on Schema Generator.

Click on Schema Generator

4 Navigate to the Schema Builder

Click on Use to open the Schema Builder. You can find Dataset only in the PRO version. If you have not installed Rank Math PRO then we recommend you to install the plugin in order to use this Dataset Schema.

The Schema Builder will then show up and you can see the options as shown below:

DataSet Schema Builder

Options available in the Schema Builder of Dataset Schema

1 Name

You can enter the appropriate name for your Dataset here.

Enter the dataset name

2 Description

You can describe the dataset so that your audience can have a good understanding of it in the Description section.

Enter the description

3 Shortcode

You can copy the shortcode that it available here and paste it in your content.

DataSet shortcode

4 URL

You can enter the URL that describes the dataset.

Dataset URL

5 Same As

If there is another page that describes the dataset in the same way as the field above, then add the link here.

Same As

6 Identifier

Here you can add identifiers that can explain your data set. 

Add Identifier

7 Keywords

You can add Keywords that describes your dataset. In oder to add a keyword click on Add Property and then add the keyword.

Add Keywords

8 License

You can enter the license of the dataset here.

Add License

9 Data Catalog

Enter the name of the data catalog in this section.

Enter the catalog name

10 Temporal Coverage

If the dataset covers a specific time interval then you can mention the time here.

Enter Temporal Coverage

11 Special Coverage

If the database includes specific geographical locations then you can mention them here.

Enter Special Coverage

12 DataSets

You can add multiple datasets information in this section. Click on AddProperty and then fill in the below information.

Add DataSets

12 Distribution

If your dataset is available for download, then click the Add Property Group link and fill in the fields shown below. In the fields, you need to add the Encoding Format and the URL. If you want to share more than one dataset, then click the link again to add more property groups.

Add Distribution

And, that’s it! Click on Save for this Post once you’re done making any changes to the Dataset 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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