Calendar Administration Guidelines

The information contained here pertains to use of the Calendar Administration functions and guidelines for data fields and their use.

 

In the past as we didn't have enough fields some fields were used for multiple purposes, we'd like this to stop and use the appropriate field as we feed the data into Google events (and other systems).

 

Core Details Tab

Start Map URL{w}:
Online booking URL {w}:
Online booking Text for URL {w}:

 

Start Map URL

This field should contain a link (hence starts with http:// or https://) to a web page with a map or details of the start location of the ride. Typically this would be a link to google maps with the location of the ride start. An example might be https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Madigan+St+Hackett+Shops/@-35.2490931,149.1644327,17z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1sshops!3m1!1s0x0:0xbd670d3538fe7bbb

In the upcoming rides calendar shown on the left side of the main page and region pages, the Start Map icon is information.

Online Booking URL

This field contains a link (hence starts with http:// or https://) to a web page which allows riders to book into the ride. This would often be to ActiveNetworks or RegisterNow. In the upcoming rides calendar displayed on the left side of the main page and region pages, the link to Online Booking has an plus icon.

Online Booking Text for URL

If an Online Booking URL is provided it will display in the Calendar as a link with the text "Book online". The text can be changed from "Book Online" to something else if you like, but unless you need to best to leave this field empty so the booking links are consistent.

Distance Details Tab

An event may consistent of just one distance, for example 200km ride, or may have several different distance rides. For each ride distance you can provide more details about that particular option, with a description etc.

Distance Details

The Distanace Details should contain enough description to differentiate the different rides that make up part of an event. For example the 200km details may list the course and points of interest, the 300km details may comment that you leave the 200km riders at the 180km mark and then take in another valley / mountain etc. In the calendar each ride distance is displayed with the Distance Details.

Map URL

For each ride you can provide a link to the route map. The route map is often created in a tool such as Ride With GPS or BikeRouteToaster, and this field should contain a link to that route. As the field contains a link it should starts with http:// or https://. In the upcoming rides calendar displayed on the left side of the main page and region pages, the link to the route map has an map go icon. In the calendar each ride distance is displayed with a Map URL link, so you can provide route for each distance.

Why This is Important

By having correct details in the correct fields we improve the data that search engines such as Google can display. As an example notice the link provided by Google in the search results below. Because "The Scamper Series" provided a PDF ride document, and linked it correctly we provided that to Google and it now displays a link to the document. The other rides had no associated documentation so we just link back to the calendar.