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How to add Fact Check Schema to Joomla

Updated 13 Dec, 2019

The Fact Check Content Type is ideal for situations when you have content which reviews a claim made by others. This element enables Google Search results to show a summarized version of your fact check when your page appears in search results for that claim.

How to markup Joomla Pages with the Fact Check Schema

From the main menu choose Components -> Google Structured Data. Click on Items from the left sidebar and then on the New button to create a new Structured Data Item.

How to markup Joomla Pages with the Fact Check Schema

On the next page, you will need to prepare the Structured Data Item. Enter a Title (it can be anything) and select the Fact Check Content Type from the respective dropdown.

The Fact Check Structured Data

Τhe Integration option may vary depending on the component you want to markup at that time. View the Supported Integrations.

Next, click to save the Structured Data Item. Once the page reloads, a new section called Fact Check appears below where you can map each property with page data.

The Fact Check Schema JSON-LD Properites

To read more details on how the mapping works, visit the respective section in the How to Add Structured Data to Pages guide.

Fact Check Schema Properties

Here's a table of the properties you can define in the Fact Check Content Type.

Name Description
Title The title of the claim which is being reviewed. It is recommended not to exceed 75 characters. If you leave it blank, the current item's title will be used instead.
Publication Date The publication date of the claim.
Claim Author The name of the claim's author.
Claim Author Type Choose if the claim's author is an Organization or a Person.
Rating Rate the validity of the claim choosing a textual representation from the list.
Claim URL The exact URL of the claim.
Multiple Fact Checks Does this Content Item contain more than one Fact Checks?
Anchor Name Fill in the anchor name which immediately directs the user to this specific fact check.

This should only be used when you have multiple fact checks in this item and they can be directly accessible with distinct anchor names.
General rule: Always markup content that is displayed on the page to visitors. Doing otherwise you may end up with a Spammy Structured Markup Penalty.