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What to use for web pages?

   
7:55 pm on Apr 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi, just getting into this and have a question about the <meta property="og:type" content=""/> tag.

We're supposed to use 'website' on the home page, 'blog' on the blog homepage and 'article' for individual blog posts.

What are we supposed to use for other pages? They are informational pages that might (hopefully) get shared but they are permanent so 'article' apparently shouldn't be used, and the other two are only supposed to be used on one page only on each site.
3:10 am on Apr 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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You are not restricted to "Website" types. If a "Product" type is relevant, then use one of those, or you can make up your own namespace.

My guess is that "article" is for the transient appearance on the home page of a blog, but the detailed post would use something more appropriate.
10:24 am on Apr 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Thanks. No, no 'product' type or business type is relevant. I've double checked the recommended types. I don't want to make my own.

I've done a bit of digging, and from what I can see, people use the 'website' tag on all pages. I can see how this would be attractive because it means that a 'like' for any page on the site is a 'like' for the site as a whole (and turns the 'liker' into a fan/subscriber/whatever-it-is-this-week on Facebook).
10:28 am on Apr 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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My guess is that "article" is for the transient appearance on the home page of a blog, but the detailed post would use something more appropriate.

Not from my reading of the guidance. [developers.facebook.com...]
 

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