Microdata is a syntax for embedding structured data in HTML5, making use of vocabularies. If the question is about the popular vocabulary Schema.org, use the tag [schema.org].

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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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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 Microdata <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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Is there a problem in having same product with different names in different pages?

When it 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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Is it okay to have more than one Product (with 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 to optimize the site for SEO. Because of WordPress’ structure, I am forced to put the itemprop=text on a div, containing both the whole content ...
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Is it bad only to partly use a fragment of a <h1> with Schema.org '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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Schema.org or Data-Vocabulary.org 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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How to set itemprop=“duration”?

I’m trying to set a song’s duration with Microdata. 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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For 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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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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Using Schema.org 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 using a modified template (I know! web ...
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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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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. Can I use Microdata for this? ...
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HTML5+Microdata validation errors: Attribute 'content' not allowed on element 'p'

According to Google’s documentation about the Product Rich Snippet, when I want to mark product’s availability in my shop, I should do the following (using Microdata): <span ...
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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 non-Microdata 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 Microdata have to be visible to the visitor to be displayed in Google search results?

Does Microdata (for rich snippets) have to be visible to the visitor to be displayed in Google 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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Google Plus is using value of 'name' property (from Schema.org Person) as site title

I added Schema.org’s Person - suddenly Google Plus is using the name property as site title! Is this a bug? I was wondering if anyone else ran into the same problem. This is the code I used <div ...
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How to mark up acceptable payment methods for a Schema.org Offer with Microdata?

I am not sure how to markup accepted payment methods for an offer. Here are the Schema.org types: Offer PaymentMethod Here is my basic example, is this correct? <div itemscope="" ...
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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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Would using RDFa improve ranking/traffic?

My website is a legal search engine, lawmirror.com, and there are about 600k records available online. Currently using XHTML5 and on some pages Microdata. Same record appears many times on ...
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Breadcrumb using Schema.org rich snippets

I am having problems implementing the breadcrumb rich snippets from schema.org. When I construct my breadcrumb using the documentation and run via Google Rich Snippet testing tool, the breadcrumb is ...
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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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Is the structure of the HTML (e.g., from Schema.org examples) important to Microdata?

So I’m trying to mark up some structured data using a combination of the contact vCard Microformat and Microdata using Schema.org’s Place type. I’d love to do both at once, but I have a problem that ...
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Can Schema.org properties be included in existing tags?

The Microdata 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 ...
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Why use Microdata or RDFa, 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 RDFa. I searched and found this: Microdata vs RFDa Good question, but I was wondering: Why should ...
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Can I add Microdata properties in deeply nested HTML?

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 ...
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Microdata vs. Microformats

Just like the title says: it seems to me that Microdata has a few advantages over Microformats, with the only drawback being a bit more verbose. Is this all the story? It seems that Google supports ...
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Microdata vs RFDa

I am wondering whether to use Microdata or RFDa to mark information for search engines on my Webapplication. Google supports and has documentation for both. But i was not able to find a summary ...