Collecting metadata

Content recommendations uses metadata for the following two main purposes:

Episerver recommends the following metadata fields and will support the majority of content recommendation use cases:

  • Title. Title should appear under the meta property og:title in the follow format.
    <meta property="og:title" content="value" />
    <meta property="og:title" content="High yield spreads aren't as narrow as they may first appear" />
  • Description. Description should appear under the meta property og:description in the following format.
    <meta property="og:description" content="value" />
    <meta property="og:description" content="While high yield bonds’ yield to maturity may be close to historic lows, 
                                             credit spreads themselves are not, 
                                             particularly when adjusted for favorable changes in credit quality and duration." />
  • Image. Image should appear under the meta property og:image in the following format.
    <meta property="og:image" content="value" />
    <meta property="og:image" content="https://www.episerver.com/globalassets/09.-tests/testimagesvideo/opengraph_episerver.jpg" />
  • Published date. Published date should appear under the meta property article:published_time in the exact format below.
    <meta property="article:published_time" content="value" />
    <meta property="article:published_time" content="2019-10-18T15:19:00.000-04:00" />
  • Article category. Article category should appear under the meta property article:category in the following format.
    <meta property="article:category" content="value" />
    <meta property="article:category" content="Fixed-Income Insights" />

Additional metadata fields are also supported using the custom namespace (idio:) to pass information. For example:

<meta property="idio:custom_variable" content="value"/>

If you have multiple values for a metadata item, Content recommendations collects them all. For example:

<meta property="article:tag" content="Tag One" />
<meta property="article:tag" content="Tag Two" />
<meta property="article:tag" content="Tag Three" />
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Last updated: Dec 20, 2019