Google Base

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Google Base (originally at - site defunct) was a 2005-era attempt to structure website data using plain-xml for duplicate upload to Google's servers.

Historical About

Original "about" description by Google Search:

Google Base is a place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content, which we'll make searchable on Google (if your content isn't online yet, we'll put it there). You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they do related searches. In fact, based on your items' relevance, users may find them in their results for searches on Froogle, Google Maps and even our main Google web search.

Old "about" link:

  • now redirects to an anti-robot page before going to a 404 page

Use As Microformats Research

Google Base had a number of schemas for structuring website data which were used as part of research in to existing formats towards the development of new microformats per the microformats The microformats process:

Google Base items in general including:

  • Course schedules
  • Events
  • Jobs
  • News and articles
  • People profiles
  • Recipe
  • Research studies and publications
  • Reviews
  • Services
  • Travel
  • Want_ads

Historical Articles

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