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What are the SEO rules for HTML 5?

What are the rules of engagement with respect to SEO in HTML 5? Examples of things we have been mulling over with no conclusion: Are you penalised for not using <head> and <body> tags? ...
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http-equiv=content-language alternative - the way of specifying document language

Lots of web sites uses following meta tag to specify the default language of the document: <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="es-ES"> When I go to W3C site and read about HTML ...
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When to use SECTION element?

I'm a bit confused by the new HTML5 element, <section>. What is the correct way to use it? Consider this outline: <article> <header> <h2>Title</h2> ...
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Semantic Form Markup for Yes or No Questions

I frequently receive mock-ups of HTML forms with the following prototype: Some long winded yes or no question?   (o) Yes   ( ) No The (o) and ( ) in this prototype represent radio buttons. ...
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Google's microdata and html5 validation errors

According to Google's documentation about product microdata, when I want to mark product's availability in my internet shop, I should do the following: <span itemprop="availability" ...
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Google's microdata for product images which aren't displayed in the page?

My internet shop displays thumbnails of products' images, and I see that these thumbnail are (slowly) being indexed by Google. I want also full images to be indexed. (I've seen some other questions on ...
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Is there a way to save MS Word document as HTML w/o the ms proprietary stuff?

So normally I wouldn't use this feature ("Save as Web Page") but I have large documents from clients they just want put on their site as HTML, and formatting it all by hand seems like a waste of time. ...
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How to markup non-human-language text in HTML?

Considering the needs of screen readers, browser spell-checking, search engines, etc. how should non-human-language text be marked up in HTML? Should it be wrapped in a particular tag? Is there a ...
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Do you have stats/trends for use of different HyperText Markup Languages?

For example: html-XYZ, xhtml, html5
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Does excessive markup affect SEO?

For example, if I wrap my content with <div> tags (for no reason, just for arguments sake), would that cause a difference to search engines? Does thinner markup improve SEO? <body> ...
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Can one spread rich snippet breadcrumbs markup all over a page?

From here, we have an example of a rich snippet breadcrumb implementation: <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage"> ... <div itemprop="breadcrumb"> <a ...
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Using Schema for Blogging Article VS BlogPosting

I have been remaking my website for some time now and I want to launch it as quickly as possible but I want to make it leading edge if possible. I am currently I'm using a modified template (I know! ...
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SEO - Does order of html carry importance - text before images preferred over opposite?

I have a two column layout with text to the left and a slideshow to the right. In order that I may float the text around the right column I would need to place the right column first with a right ...
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What to do with repeated content (anchor text) in internal search results when it comes to SEO?

On a website that delivers internal search results for products, within the results listing we have a repeating link to "add to favourites" (not browser-bookmarks, but user profile related) in every ...
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How long for data highlighter mark up to appear in structured data tool?

I used the data highlighter in webmaster tools over 3 weeks ago to mark up some local business data, but there is still no structured data being detected in webmaster tools. Does any body have any ...
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What is a good method for creating a guide for standardized markup?

I need to create a guide or wiki that outlines different standardized techniques for marking up reusable elements in our software. When adding new features our developers are often able to reuse or ...
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Is there a microformat standard for interviews

Does anyone know of a good microformat standard for marking up interviews. At the moment I think I am going to fall back to schema.org's event but would love to know if there is currently a better ...
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Correct microdata and/or microformats for real estate listings?

Given I am running a real estate rentals listing website, what would be the correct microdata or microformats for the listing pages? There is the usual data: address, photos, price, start date, ...
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How to Mark-Up a Multi-Page Tutorial?

I'm writing a very long tutorial that just can't fit in one page--it would make the page heavier than 1MB, so I have to split it up. But I really wish I could put it all on one page in order to show ...
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Schema SiteNavigationElement markup

Should the Schema.org SiteNavigationElement be structured like this.. <div itemscope itemtype="http://www.schema.org/SiteNavigationElement"> <ul> <li ...
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Using Schema logo markup with SVG images

I've made a logo which is awesome and I've saved it in AI and SVG format. I wish to use the SVG file on the a site as the logo will appear many times all over the site and would be better than saving ...
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Who has experienced using Textile to generate their HTML pages?

Do you need to have a generator or an app of some sort that would convert the Textile markup you did to its equivalent HTML?
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Google Structured Data Testing Tool - organization error seems to contradict their guidlines

Google Structured Data Testing Tool is giving this error: Error: This information will not appear as a rich snippet in search results, because it seems to describe an organization. Google does ...
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Proper format to markup article author for Google rich snippets and HTML5

The Google guideline Author information in search results tells us that we need to use the following format to link to the article author: <a href="[profile_url]?rel=author">Author</a> ...
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Can I add microdata on generated content from CSS?

If I generate content with CSS can I still apply microdata to it in the HTML? Will Schema or RDFa accept an alt or title tag as a value. h1:after,h2:after,h3:after,h4:after,h5:after,h6:after ...
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Schema markup error in Google Webmaster Tools: Missing required field “name (fn)”

I'm receiving this schema markup error when I try to validate my code in Google Webmaster Tools: Error: Missing required field "name (fn)". I'm trying to markup the following: Type: Schema ...
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schema.org specification for generic pages or posts on a CMS

I'm trying to determine the best possible schema.org type to declare for the content section in the template of a content management system, which will handle regular news posts for small, local ...
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Is it bad only to partly use a fragment of a H1 with Schema Name

The problem that I have is that I have a client that sells local services, he wants to use a H1 that includes both the service and local, no problem there… But the snag is he wants to use as much as ...
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PSD To HTML (Recommended service?) [closed]

I have designed a web layout using Adobe Photoshop. Who do you recommend to convert PSD to HTML from your experience? There are couple services do them, for example: www.psd2html.com ...
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Structured data and visible content revisited

Structured data (like schema.org markup) should traditionally be used on visible content (a search on here will confirm that) and Google and others have said as much. However, schema.org is now ...
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Should I link the main article heading? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Anchor tag inside H1 or H1 inside achor tag : Which is better? Why, on StackExchange sites, is the post title on the question page a link to itself? Assuming, that I ...
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How does LinkedIn show markup in search results without using schema or microdata markup?

I've noticed LinkedIn search results include the location and job of the person being searched. I've understood using markup such as schema.org can create this but when viewing their source, it ...
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MediaWiki Simple Syntax for Cross Reference of Figures

I would like to reference Figures in my wiki, much like you can in LaTeX. For example, say: "As you can see in Figure 3, mediawiki is awesome". I found the CrossReference extension which does what I ...
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What is the best approach to HTML markup for a heavily stylised h1 tag

I have a very stylised piece of content which I want to use as the <h1> tag on a page. I have two choices, either use complex, non semantic markup or an image. Is there any SEO benefit to either ...
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What HTML and CSS markup is best for SEO for a list of questions (like on Stack Exchange sites)

On the StackOverflow a question block (in the q-list on the index page and so on) represented by the following html code: <div class="question-summary narrow tagged-interesting" ...
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Why does Google rich data snippet preview not display any rich data from my schema markup?

I'm trying to verify my schema.org implementation using Google rich data snippet preview, and am not sure if it's ok or not. This is an example. It appears there are no errors, and it does recognize ...