Blogging DC Publisher

16 Feb 2018

What is the Dublin Core Publisher?

Dublin Core is a set of standard metadata elements, which are used to describe the contents of a website. “Metadata” actually means “data about data”. The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is an open organization,which supports innovation in metadata design, and also business practices. If you want to learn more about metadata, and join the community, you can visit their website.

Why is the DC Publisher important?

The Dublin Core Publisher is important, because it can help you with some internal search engines and it does not bloat your code. It can notably improve definitions, descriptive labels, and usage comments. 

How to use it on your website

These are the metadata-elements that can be used: DC.TITLE, DC.CREATOR, DC.SUBJECT, DC.DESCRIPTION, DC.PUBLISHER, DC.CONTRIBUTORS, DC.DATE, DC.TYPE, DC.FORMAT, DC.IDENTIFIER, DC.SOURCE, DC.LANGUAGE, DC.RELATION, DC.COVERAGE, DC.RIGHTS.

Here are some examples of how the Dublin Core meta should look like:

<meta name=”dc.language” CONTENT=”UK”>
<meta name=”dc.source” CONTENT=”http://www.your-domain.com/”>
<meta name=”dc.relation” CONTENT=”http://www.second-domain.com/”>
<meta name=”dc.title” CONTENT=”a title”>
<meta name=”dc.keywords” CONTENT=”more keywords”>
<meta name=”dc.subject” CONTENT=”the subject”>
<meta name=”dc.description” CONTENT=”A description of the content”>

How Squirrly can help you

If you want your website to have a strong content strategy, you need to optimize it, and make sure you check all the things that appear in the audit. If you struggle with some of them, like the Dublin Core Publisher, you can always count on Squirrly. We can even deal with optimizing the content you already have.

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