Microsoft’s Bing team yesterday announced Schema.org project along with other major search engines Google and Yahoo. The new partnership between the major search engine seems to help publishers to describe their sites so that all search engines could understand the site content better.
Well today, we’re pleased to announce Bing is joining forces with Google and Yahoo! to deliver schema.org, a new initiative, to create and support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on web pages. With schema.org, site owners and developers can learn about structured data and improve how their sites appear in search results on Bing, Google, and Yahoo!. We’re making the work available on schema.org, which aims to be a one stop resource for webmasters looking to add markup to their pages to help search engines better understand their websites.
Schema.org now includes schemas for over 100 categories, such as movies, music, TV shows, places, products, and organizations and expect more soon along with support for more formats as well. Google used to tell their motto as organizing the world’s information, but Microsoft is so serious about it more than Google I guess.
Read more at Bing Blog.