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

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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 ...
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hProduct-microformats not work in google

I'm trying to work with hProduct was testing tool for google microformats ( http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets ), but it is not recognizing the data: does not recognize the photo ...
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rich snippets ignored by google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why would Google Rich Snippets work for one site author but not another? I'm facing one problem here. I made rich snippets - microdata for the website but google ignores ...
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Should I, and how do I incorporate microdata into my asp.net website with 47 pages?

I have an asp.net (vb) with 47 pages. The problem is that it's in 10 different languages, although 98% just use English. I have 5 master pages. I've read Google Webmaster Tools, but I'm still ...
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RDFa + microdata + xhtml5 - Ranking factors

My website a Legal Search Engine lawmirror.com and there are about 600k records available online. Currently using xHTML5 and on some pages Microdata tags. Same record appears many times on different ...
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Should I use schema.org location tagging on every page?

I have a nicely tagged section on my homepage describing a restaurant's location, city, state, zip, telephone, cuisine type, price and payments accepted. Should I tag any of this info on every other ...
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What effect does using itemprop=“significantLinks” on anchors have for SEO and what is the ideal use?

I'm practicing application of microdata via http://schema.org. Anyone who's browsed the documentation there knows that there's a lot of need for improvement for more clear understandings on use for ...
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breadcrumb dilemma -SEO impact

i am updating the breadcrumb module of an commerce website, implementing microdata (schema.org). My dilemma is about showing last page: a.product name on breadcrumb or not? b.Should that be active ...
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What is the feature of a Google Page Snippet that this man is describing called now?

At 3:39s this rather old video from the Google Documentation the man describes a feature of enhanced data associated with the Starbuck website displayed in the search result. He also invites the ...
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rel=author, rel=me and Google Profile

Based on the post as Google Webmasters, a google profile seems to be needed for rel=author to work But this post on our forum does not indicate that. How do I implement authorship and rel=me ...
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Should I always use HTML5 Microdata for SEO?

So I've been looking into this HTML 5 Microdata, but I'm not sure if or when it is appropriate to use. I know that if used with rating and you search a website it will pull up things like video rating ...
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Page authorship using rel=me link for non-article, non-textual sites?

Google's recent addition of authorship with the combination of google plus and the rel=me link and verification of the google plus profile makes for some very compelling links for a site in the google ...
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How to implement rel=author on a page with multiple authors?

I have a forum, and I would like to add rel=author to my pages. However, each page has multiple authors, and I'm not sure how I should implement rel=author if I have multiple authors. Does anyone have ...
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Address microdata for search engines using schema.org

So I'm trying to mark up some microdata using a combination of the contact vcard microformat and the microdata format for places from: http://schema.org/Place I'd love to do both at once, but I ...
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Can Schema.org properties be including in existing tags?

The examples on schema.org seem to indicate adding addition tagging to indicate item properties is the norm. However, can these be added with an existing tag? For instance in the following line of ...
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schema.org hierarchy as xml

I am intersted in using schema.org hierarchy to help uses define "things" that they add to my custom CMS. For example if they wanted to add a "person" to my CMS, they would have to add all the fields ...
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schema.org 'reviewRating' tag not recognized by google snippet testing tool

I'm trying to add more structural information to my webpages by using the microdata format suggested in www.schema.org. The procedure seems straight forward but I'm having issues validating my results ...
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Products and shopping Rich snippets (microdata, microformats, RDFa) for Travel Services

Think a bout a travel site who provide their customers to book hotels, airport transfers, flights and excursions. As you know, we can use Rich snippets (microdata, microformats, and RDFa) to get ...
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Why use microdata or rfda, and which one to use?

I was checking my SEO score on few SEO sites and few of them told me that I don't have microdata or rfda. I search and found this: Microdata vs RFDa Good question but I was wondering Why should I ...
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How long it takes to get the Breadcrumbs to show up in SERP?

I have a site that run's since 4 months now with category and products. I put breadcrumbs on my page but I still don't see them in the SERP. I use the google breadcrumbs help page to create them. ...
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Google Showing Item Count and sub Headlines in Result, how does it work?

I recently noticed a Result View on google, I haven't seen before (as seen in the first result in the picture below, query is here). The result shows the count of Items (headings, he identifies as ...
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When to use rel=“tag”

I've been looking at the 'Microformat' rel="tag", but am a little confused as to its propper use. From the spec: By adding rel="tag" to a hyperlink, a page indicates that the destination of that ...
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Does Stack Overflow use a microformat for questions/answers?

Recently when I have seen Stack Overflow results in Google, I have seen something like this: Note the text, "9 answers". Does Stack Overflow do anything special to get this shown? I have noticed a ...
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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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Schema.org markups: Can I define a <span itemprop=“example”> within an undefined parent div if that parent div's parent div is defined?

Here is the example: <div itemprop="offers" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Offer"> <p>some text and lorem ipsum</p> <div class="random"> <span ...
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Is this valid Google Review Microformat?

I've applied some HTML around my aggregate review, I just wondered if anyone could tell me if it is valid (even though the Google test tool says it is) and that non of the extra HTML or style affects ...
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Microformatting Questions & Answers - Semantic web 3.0?

With the introduction of the Semantic Web we (SEO's) have the opportunity to mark-up our content in such a way that robots/crawlers have a better understanding about the meaning of our content. And, ...
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Hot to get website/product reviews reflected in Google's search results using review-aggregate format

I am managing a website called Rent A Boat Amsterdam. We have a system that gathers reviews from people that have used our services and that publishes these customer reviews making them available for ...
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For Google Rich Snippets: Is it 'harmful' to add the same `hreview-aggregate` microformat markup in several places?

We are right now incorporating microformats markup for reviews into a client's web application and were wondering, whether it can be harmful to provide the same information on more than one page, e.g. ...