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+Aaron Bradley quick question for you if I may

Aaron Bradley quick question for you if I may. Do you know whether Google's prescribed JSON-LD practice of including the entire article in the "articleBody" property is actually followed by many websites?  If not is there a more realistic way to identify the articleBody?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi +Richard Hearne!

I wouldn't necessary call this "prescriptive" as its use isn't required by Google (at least not for article rich snippets – http://bit.ly/1FSxAJJ).  But if you are providing a value for this in JSON-LD, then it does need to be included in the JSON-LD code block (i.e. because the expected type for articleValue is text, you can't use a URL that points to the article text).

I frankly wouldn't worry too much about this unless, for some reason, the article body (that is, the HTML of the article itself) isn't being made available to Google in a spiderable fashion – and then I'd if possible strip out the code and just include the text in articleBody.

See also:
https://plus.google.com/106943062990152739506/posts/Lm5H36aWrTc

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