<head> of each article page on a given website, I would like to indicate a relationship between that article page and multiple social media accounts.
At the very least, wherever possible, I would like to
<link> each article-based web page to social media accounts for:
- the website brand
- the article publisher’s brand
- the article author
It’s worth noting that:
- the website is always the same
- the publisher-contributor sometimes changes
- the author-contributor often changes
E.g. I understand that a conventional link to a Twitter account looks like this:
<link rel="me" href="https://twitter.com/example-twitter-account">
which is great, but given that (I’ve just learned)
rel="me" is the XFN equivalent of
rel="author", I conclude this is an appropriate form to use only when referring to the author-contributor.
So what should I use for the publisher-contributor and for the website itself?
For the website’s own Twitter account, could I (possibly?) use
rel="alternate" or should I be using
I initially believed that I wouldn’t be able to use
rel="publisher" to link to social media accounts, because I was already using those
rel attributes to express relationships with specific web pages.
But now it occurs to me that I might use
rel="publisher" more than once, like this:
<link rel="publisher" href="https://publisher-site.com/" /> <link rel="publisher" href="https://twitter.com/example-publisher-account" />
How should I approach
<link>-ing a web document to three separate twitter accounts?
I note that I can use the following:
<meta name="twitter:site" content="@websiteAccount">
<meta name="twitter:creator" content="@authorAccount">
But that’s still only two out of three.
Additionally, it’s Twitter-specific and I am looking for something which can apply to any social media platform (Facebook, LinkedIn etc.)