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

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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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What is good URI design?

How should a good URI be designed? What are the factors to consider? What are the pros and cons of the variants? Factors that makes up a good URI Stability over time Short Give the user an idea ...
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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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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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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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What is the difference between microdata and microformats?

I have searched quite a bit for this and I am not happy enough with what I have read. I also found these questions here: Microdata vs. Microformats What are the advantages of Schema.org's ...
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Anyway to validate schema.org JSON before publishing?

I have a site with a lot of data, and I'm dynamically building JSON-LD data that I think is schema.org correct. I can't find a dead-on example on schema.org, and it will take forever if I have to ...
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Why can't Google find the structured data on most of my indexed pages?

I have a website with approximately 30,000 pages. Google index is OK, almost all pages are indexed, but in Structured data I see only 48 pages detected for schema.org. Schema.org is identical of whole ...
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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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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 ...
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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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how to remove old data from structure data webmaster tool

How can I remove old items from Structured Data? see attached image, want to delete old records, as its showing 2013 records which were already fixed.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can microdata be implemented in meta tags?

Please consider the following code marked up with attributes to provide microdata: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Micro data test - Normal ...
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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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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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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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Is Thing > Intangible > Offer the right schema for a site with company share price information?

I'm adding some structured data to a site I'm working on, and have been through the various categories on Schema.org. The site gives company share price information, and have narrowed down ...
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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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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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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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Rich snippets for small sites

So far, I've seen rich snippets in Google search results only for large sites with a high number of elements (people, events, recipes, etc.). Does anyone know of an example where rich snippets are ...
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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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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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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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Will wrong or incomplete Microdata harm my SEO?

What if I am missing parts of my Microdata? I will use a blog article for example. The recommended markup is: <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article"> <span ...
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Star rating not showing in rich snippets

We've recently been doing a lot of work on our site's SEO (www.betterthanreviews.com). We recently did a push to update the rich snippets breadcrumb, meta description, and star rating. After giving ...
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What is a suitable microdata structure for music mixes?

Since Google actively supports the Music microdata structure, I would like to implement this on a site that publishes music mixtapes. In context of this website, music mixes are usually 60 minute ...
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Schema.org: Having a Product as “about” property

I want to define a Product as the main content of a webpage using Schema.org markup. My idea with the following HTML is to use the structure: - Webpage -- WebPageElement (mainContentOfPage of ...
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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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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 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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How can I describe villages with schema.org?

I know there is city but I was unable to find any village. How can I describe villages?
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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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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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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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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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What is a good Microdata method for listing a list of events?

I have a list of events that change over time, so items get added while others drop off after their dates expire. For point of reference, they are conventions. I've never used microdata before and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...