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Metadata standards for publishers

I’m working on creating a list of metadata formats that a web publisher absolutely must support. These are formats that provide structured information in order to help with one of the following use cases:

  • Help platforms to display rich previews when a link from the publisher is shared
  • Help search engines to figure out what to display in results, and which information is helpful
  • Help third-party clients to interact with web page data in some way (for example to extract information about an event that might be hosted on the publisher’s site)

These might include:

Additionally, I’ve been thinking about subscription feed formats and standards that a publisher needs to support in order to help users and third-party software platforms to learn about new content.

These might include:

What am I missing?

And more importantly, how can we streamline?

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