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FactCheck (Claim Review) Schema Type

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to use the FactCheck Schema Type supported only by Rank Math PRO. Fortunately, applying the FactCheck 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 FactCheck 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.

1 Edit Your Post or Page

To set the FactCheck Schema Type open your post/page by clicking on Edit post.

Open Post

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:

Click on Rank Math

3 Navigate to the Schema Settings for This Post/Page

Click on the Schema tab and then click on Schema Generator.

Click on Schema Generator

4 Navigate to Rank Math’s Schema Builder

Click on Use to open the Schema Builder. The FactCheck Schema type is only available in Rank Math PRO. So if you haven’t already – you’ll need to subscribe to a Rank Math PRO plan of your choice and then proceed to install & activate it on your website.

Click on Use

You can then see the following options in the Schema Builder.

Now, let’s have a closer look at all of the options available in the FactCheck Schema type.

FactCheck (Claim Review) Schema Type Setup & Available Options

1 Description

Enter the description of your content here. Also you can make use of variables and create dynamic descriptions.

Enter Description

2 Review Location

Choose the review location from the available options here. If you choose to select Custom then you can use shortcode available in the next setting.

Choose Review Location

3 Shortcode

Copy and paste the Shortcode in your post.

Copy and paste the code in the post

4 Rating

Add the Rating score in this section. You can enter the minimum and maximum rating too.

Add Rating

5 URL

Enter the URL where the claim exists. It is a mandatory field.

Enter the URL

6 Claim – Author Name

Enter the author name of the fact check.

7 Claim – Published Date

Enter the published date of the fact check.

Enter published date

8 Claim – Appearance

The Appearance section contains the following fields as shown below:

Enter the fields for Appearance
  • Headline: Enter the headline where the claim was published.
  • URL: Enter the URL where the claim was published.
  • Author Name: Enter the claims author name.
  • Published Date: Enter the date when the claim was published.

Click on Save for this Post once you have made the changes. Now update the existing post/page as you generally would do after making a change or click on Publish (if this is a newly created post/page).

To ensure that all of the fields have been completed & are recognized accordingly – you can then validate your FactCheck Schema Markup with the help of Google’s Rich Results Testing Tool.

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