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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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 ...