Microdata is an HTML specification to embed rich semantic data labels within web pages, supporting machine readability.

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How long should a Schema.org Itemprop='description' be?

Is there any character limit or even suggested character limit when using Schema.org itemprop='description'? The Schema.org website reads, A short description of the item. But doesn't specify what it ...
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Microdata with nested product and reviews

I have some HTML listing reviews with HTML like: <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Product"> <img class="product-thumbnail" itemprop="image" src=...> <div itemscope ...
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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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SEOquake is not recogonizng microformats

I generated Rich snippets (for organization) microcode for one of my websites, using instructions like https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/146897?hl=en ...
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How to get number of posts to appear in extended information section?

I have forums website, and I am looking through Google search engine, and I can see that some (not mine) forums have something like this under the link of the site: 28 nov 2005 - Number of posts: ...
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Can I use <link> tags in the body of an HTML document?

Can I use <link> tags in the body of an HTML page? I tried to find the answer to this question, but found contradictory information. When adding Schema.org microdata markup to an HTML page, I ...
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What meta tag or microdata should I use for a dictionary web application?

I have a web application that serves as a dictionary, and it ranks well in Google when searching for a rare word in my language (the dictionary's target language). I want the result to appear in the ...
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Using schema.org to represent Person, Google's webmaster tool doesn't see it

I set a bunch of pages about people with the schema.org metadata for Person. The testing tool sees the metadata perfectly. However, the webmaster tools search appearance says there's no structured ...
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What is required to create local business rich-snippets complete with sitelinks AND breadcrumbs?

I have a local business directory site. I would like to markup my business listing 'profile' level pages for display as enhanced listings/rich-snippets complete with business names, addresses and ...
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In creating a rich snippet (breadcrumbs and sitelinks), is there a need to markup content in more than one markup language?

I started tagging all of my data with their appropriate schema.org vocabulary. I'd like my site to display a rich snippet/enhanced listing in Google. Is there ever a case where you would need to ...
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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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Repeat use of Schema / Rich Snippets Markup i.e LocalBusiness Data

I am unable to find official wording and I'm hoping that some Rich Snippets/Schema Guru can give me some insight into proper usage of repeated content when it comes to using markup. I'm building a ...
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Which schema.org type should be used for webinars?

I'm looking to improve the schema.org markup on a site, but I'm curious about a couple of things because of the content: webinars. See an example: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/667/83483 There ...
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How to specify ingredients in Schema.org (other than recipes or drugs)?

I'd like to use Schema.org for a series of product specs pages. The products are cosmetics (shampoos, creams, etc.) and ideally an INCI declaration will be included for every product. I'd like to ...
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Where to put rich data markups?

I have a company website which I'm trying to make rich snippets. Where should I put the <span itemscope.. tags for Corporation? In every page? Or just the "about us" and/or "contact" pages? P.S ...
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Schema.org's WebApplication: for web applications or references to web application?

Assuming one offers an online service on a page using HTML5 + Javavascript. Technically speaking, it can be considered as a web application. Is the WebApplication itemtype appropriate for this page ...
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Using microdata itemprop and itemtype for non-English websites

How should I use microdata itemprop and itemtype for non-English websites? Is there a way to define vocabulary for non-English websites, and what itemprop values can be used? Are itemprop values self ...
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Why does this microdata not validate in the Google tool?

The name property (in the meta tag) is not recognised in the Google Webmasters validation tool. Why is this? <table itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Product"> <meta ...
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linking several separated schema.org <div>s together?

I'm adding schema.org semantic markups, and would like to link several of which are in quite different parts of webpage together. This works when I specify them as parent/child: <div itemscope ...
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Should schema.org structured data for products be used on category pages on an e-commerce site?

I use schema.org structured data markup on all of my product pages. The products are well indexed in Google, and the meta data shows up mostly as expected. My question is a sub-question to the ...
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Is there a problem in having same product with different names in different pages?

When ot comes to structured data, schema.org for products, Is there a problem in having the same product with 2 different names in 2 different pages for layout reasons? Example: Category page with ...
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Schema.org Microdata appears in testing tool, but does not appear in Google

I have created a simple test page to test Schema.org Microdata. See here When tested in Google's Structured Data Testing Tool it appears as it should, displaying the address and job title below the ...
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Structured data: Is it okay to have more than one image, description and SKU per page?

In a few pages in a website, similar products are displayed in the same page. Each item has its own description (almost identical) and its own SKU (also almost identical). How can I use microdata ...
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Div with “itemprop=text” contains ratingblock. Will this harm SEO?

I am using WordPress and I am planning to use schema.org attributes to optimize the site for SEO. Because of WordPress' structure, I am forced to put the itemprop=text on a div, containing both the ...
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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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Microformats, reviews and duplicate content

Let's say I have a site that sells widgets, and the URL structure is like so: /[type-of-widget]/[sub-type]/[widget-name]/ So, a URL for a widget might be: ...
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Schema or Data Vocabulary microdata for breadcrumbs?

Google and other SEs support schema.org for marking up structured data, but it turns out that for breadcrumbs Google recommends using data-vocabulary.org instead. Which should we use for having ...
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Microdata: How to set itemprop=“duration”?

I'm trying to set a song's duration in microdata format. What is the best way to describe a duration in microdata? Is it by using itemprop="duration" in span? <span itemprop="duration" ...
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Google rich snippets: should the last item in a breadcrumb be a link?

A website has the following breadcrumb trail when on the "Labrador" page: Services > Squirrel Chasing > Labrador As you may notice, the current page is not linked to. (There is an internal ...
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Microdata for Q&A page

Which microdata is the best for a Q&A page or for a list of links to Q&A pages. When searching "yahoo answers cat" via Google it displays the result from Yahoo in a very nice way. It displays ...
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Rich snippets for “hproduct” not being displayed in Google, and returning error

Some time ago I added rich snippets to product pages on an ecommerce website, but they have not shown in Google and the testing tool returns the following error: "Warning: In order to generate a ...
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What are the advantages of Schema.org's microdata vs Microformats et al?

I'm confused about which microdata methodologies to employ on my site, is there an advantage to implementing the attributes from Schema.org, vs one like Microformats?
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Microdata/microformats for FAQ page?

Which microdata,microformats or rich snippet should I use for page with FAQ?
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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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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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Should I be concerned about hAtom tags on my blog?

I am using a theme that automatically adds hatom-entry, hatom-feed classes on my WordPress blog. I read that such tags/classes should be used for syndicated content. Anyway, then I ran a Rich ...
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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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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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Can I change the type of elements in the microdata format?

With regard to microdata I was wondering if the elements must be exactly like the examples (http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=176035) or that Google/Bing look if the ...
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Schema.org, HTML5 and the datetime format: how do I get it to validate?

Schema.org says this, The opening hours for a business. Opening hours can be specified as a weekly time range, starting with days, then times per day. Multiple days can be listed with commas ',' ...
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Can I enrich microdata format with more data without affecting its functionality?

This is the normal formatting for microdata: <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/LocalBusiness"> <div itemprop="name">some text</div> <div itemprop="description">some ...
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Does Google Microdata have to be visible to the visitor to be displayed in Google search results?

Does Google Microdata for rich snippets have to be visible to the visitor to be displayed in search results? I want to add the rich snippet to my page, but I don't want it in the format that is ...
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I added schema.org/person - suddenly Google Plus is using itemprop as Site TITLE ? Bug?

I was wondering if anyone else ran into the same problem This is the code I used <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"> <li>Written by: <a rel="author" href="url"> ...
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Does it make sense to mark up posts about online discounts with the event schema?

I have a news system that creates news posts, and I'm considering whether it makes sense to mark up the results with the "event" seo schema from schema.org: http://schema.org/Event The problem is, ...
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Can using microdata from schema.org for local business hurt its exposure nationally?

Here's the dilemma: This website ranks in the first page for almost all of its products, but it is a local business. I should actually say, 90% of its business are still local, but we are trying to ...
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Is Product type from Schema.org the correct vocabulary choice for used items on a classifieds site?

I have a classified ads website at http://www.gastonia.com. We are redoing the architecture to be HTML5 compliant as well as heavily use Microdata from Schema.org. Given that most things there are ...
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How to mark up acceptable payment methods for an offer with microdata

I am not sure how to markup accepted payment methods for an offer. Here are the schema: Offer PaymentMethod Here is my basic example, is this correct? <div itemscope="" ...
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Did anyone experience negative SERP movement after implementing rel=author?

I am not intrested in why I don't see the picture in SERPs. So I know this is borderline off-limits but I turned every stone in the web (including DDgo) trying to find anybody experiencing a worse ...
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Does using structure data semantic LocalBusiness schema markup work for local EMD URL's?

Based on what I have read about Google's recent Panda and Penguin updates, I'm getting the impression that using semantic markup may help improve SEO results. On a EMD (exact match domain) site, that ...
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Structured data

I used a web design software package online to build my website. My site is 'on' Google, but GWT is saying it can't detect any structured data. Where and how do I do this? I understand what it is but ...