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What happened to the articles?
You might have noticed that our support portal looks a bit different. We decided to do a little tidying up, so moving forward, support articles will be updated and housed on the AddThis Academy. For the most up to date articles, as well as other support documentation, please visit us at www.addthis.com/academy. If you need additional help, you can submit a help ticket using the form below. Thanks!

Optimize Google Sharing

NOTICE: Moving forward, support articles will be updated and housed on the AddThis Academy. For the most up to date articles, as well as other support documentation, please visit us at www.addthis.com/academy. If you need additional help, you can submit a help ticket via the support link in the footer. Thanks!

When content is shared to Google +1, Google generates preview information for the user. If your content is being shared to Google but isn't showing a proper preview, there are some specific things to look for.



Specifying Google page tags

To instruct Google what to display, you need to specify Google-compatible meta tags, and update your HTML schema. Here's how:

<!-- Update your html tag to include the itemscope and itemtype attributes --> 
<html itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article">  

<!-- Add the following three tags inside head --> 
<meta itemprop="name" content="AddThis Tour" /> 
<meta itemprop="description" content="Watch the AddThis Tour video." />  
<meta itemprop="image" content="http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/1F7DKyFt5pY/default.jpg" /> 

For more information about Googke sharing, you can check out Webmasters' Guide to +1.



Last Updated: Oct 28, 2015 03:01PM EDT
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