Google announce Schema.org Organisation Logo Markup

Since its release two years ago, not much has changed in the schema.org markup. Back in May however, Google announced support for their new Organisation Logo Schema.org Markup. The new Organisation Itemprop allows webmasters to specify their website’s preferred company logo – which is handy as Google may soon be using these webmaster-nominated logos within the SERPS.

Here’s the new markup. It’s also worth noting that Google suggested in their blog that you should link your website’s logo back to the homepage of your site. Not only is this expected, good usability but perhaps something Google like to see too.

Barry Schwartz found a good example of the new markup in action. Go Ape are a UK company who have a company profile within a Knowledge Graph Box:

Go Ape appearing in the SERPS

I’ve circled above the logo that may eventually be replaced with the slightly different logo that the Go Ape website is specifying within their markup. Note the slight difference between the two logos.

Go Ape's Schema.org Markup live on their website

So whether your website is big or small, i’d recommend adding this new markup to your website as Google may use it within existing and future result presentation within the SERPS.

  • http://www.practicalpmo.com/ Practical PMO

    Thanks James,

    Do you know if this code can be placed in WordPress?

    Thanks

    Simon

    • http://www.creare-webdesign.co.uk/ James Bavington

      Thanks Simon. Yes – our site is WordPress and we’ve just added the Schema markup to our logo. You’d simply have to open your theme’s header.php file and add the coding in. My colleagues and I were considering a little plugin, but it would still rely on the user adding a piece of code to their header.php file to bring it out.

      • http://www.practicalpmo.com/ Practical PMO

        Thanks for the prompt response.

        Can I just check it will not impact my author tag I.e so picture appears in search with blog posts?

        Sorry I am not overly technical.

        Simon

        • http://www.creare-webdesign.co.uk/ James Bavington

          No it won’t impact it at all as the mark-up is used separately by Google. Feel free to post your URL in here once done, and I’ll check it over for you.

        • http://www.creare.co.uk/ James Bavington

          I’ve recently made a WordPress specific Gist for this: https://gist.github.com/bavington/8371007

  • Hamak Dunyasi

    Hello, I have been searching for this for a long time. Where do I need to out the code in header.php? I tried the bottom but did not work.
    Thanks.