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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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Why Author Information isn't showing for all pages in google search result?

As you can see on the image, the author information is being shown only for one page, not others, why not all pages are showing the author information? Do I need to do anything additionally to get ...
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Should we follow the schema.org paths?

schema.org seems to enable us to provide metadata for some search engines including Google and Bing so that our pages will display nicely on the web. My question is should we follow the schema.org ...
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Twitter Product Preview on Tweets

I just saw that twitter can also preview the products as it is on below Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/gillcleeren/status/131640082397528065 In this case, it is an Amazon product. I was wondering ...
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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 structured data dashboard not seeing any data

When I plug my web page into Google's Rich Snippet Testing Tool it grabs all of the schema.org info I've plugged in correctly, but it says it doesn't detect any structured data when I click on the ...
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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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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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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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How does Google show a web page's recipe photo inline with the search results? How'd they do that?

On Google, if you search for "chana dal recipe," in the middle of the search results page you'll see one search result with an image of the meal, taken from the underlying web page. It's the only ...
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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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Can one spread rich snippet breadcrumbs markup all over a page?

From here, we have an example of a rich snippet breadcrumb implementation: <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage"> ... <div itemprop="breadcrumb"> <a ...
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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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Why is Google saying that the rich snippet will not display

I am trying to have Google display my author name and picture on my new Wordpress blog. http://goo.gl/fNb4n I am submitting my page to the snippet checker and it indeed shows me the result with my ...
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What is the feature of a Google result 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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Does Google also show 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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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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Why can't Google handle rich snippets events with dates before 1970

Using Google's Rich Snippet Test Tool I couldn't get it to successfully recognize my event data (we have many sermons on our website dating back to 1947). Finally, I got it to recognize it when ...
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Help Google to identify my site as a “web application”

I have a web application, and I want Google to identify it as a "web application". I've had a look at Rich Snippets, but there is just an option to "software application" which refers to a desktop ...
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How do you get Google product rich snippets working on WooCommerce

I have just set up a WooCommerce site and I am trying to get the reviews on it to show up in the Google rich snippets. How can i do this? Is there any out-the-box plugins to make it work? Currently ...
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Why would Google Rich Snippets work for one site author but not another?

I'm using the Rich Snippets with two of my websites: http://www.meow.fr and another one. They both have the same two authors: Jordy and Jing. What is amazing is that the Google+ profile picture is ...
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Open Graph breaks Structured Data Testing Tool

I added some meta open graph (Twitter, Facebook) to my page, but it breaks my breadcrumb structured data in Structured Data Testing Tool. I have no idea where http://ogp.me/* coming from. Here is ...
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Schema.org & Open Graph

We currently use Schema.org for our rich snippets in Google. I want to add Open Graph along with that, so other social signals will recognize our site better. If I add OG to our existing schema, ...
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Google Rich Snippets indexing fall

To 12th November 2013 there were about 3000 pages with structured data indexed for our site according to Google Webmaster Tools. There were stars and all related information in search results. But ...
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Products and shopping Rich Snippets appropriate for travel services?

Think about a travel site who allows their customers to book hotels, airport transfers, flights and excursions. As you know, we can use Rich Snippets to get special search results on Google for our ...
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Microformatting questions & answers - Semantic Web 3.0?

With the introduction of the Semantic Web we (SEOs) 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, we ...
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Does authorship markup interfere with Google rich snippets?

We are currently supporting a website where we have successfully added rich snippets on the product pages and they show up properly on Google search results. What happens when Authorship has been ...
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Correct vocabulary and/or Microformats for real estate listings?

Given I am running a real estate rentals listing website, what would be the correct vocabulary (for use in Microdata) or Microformats for the listing pages? There is the usual data: address, photos, ...
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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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Google Authorship not displaying

A few months back I set to the task of verifying my blog content for Google Authorship. I'm fairly confident I've ticked all the boxes and when I test my posts with the Google Structured Data tool it ...
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Required field for Person snippet to preview in Google search results

Recently, I started using schema.org snippets. The first one was the Person snippet. I did everything according to Google recommendation except for the fact that I don't need for example affiliation ...
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How long it takes to get the breadcrumbs to show up in Google SERP?

I have a site that runs 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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Site links in search snippets on Bing SERPs, how to influence which links to show?

See, there are links under a search result in BING SERP. Sometimes these links are pure nonsense and I'd like to select good relevant links to use on there. But how do I influence Bing to show ...
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Using hidden elements for rich snippets for products

I wanted to add rich snippets for my products pages. However, the information required in the elements are not particularly compatible with my current HTML. Is it ok to make the rich snippets all ...
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Google Rich Snippets: automatically detected author name on webpage: not found

I am having trouble with Google Rich Snippets, on the verification authorship, I am getting this error: Email verification has not established authorship for this webpage. Email address on ...
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How can I use Google Analytics to see how often star ratings from my rich snippets show up in Google search and how they improve traffic when they do?

I have rich snippets for products in my store. Currently I'm using http://data-vocabulary.org/Review-aggregate and http://data-vocabulary.org/Rating that are showing stars in Google search results. ...
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Schema Remote Review

I have set up an aggregate review on my footer, pulling review data from eKomi.co.uk. When I pass this through the Google Structured Data tester it complains about there being an aggregate review, but ...
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Webmasters hentry error and authorless pages

Within Google Webmasters Search Appearance->Structured data I'm getting a series of errors: Error: Missing required hCard "author". And most of my 44 errors have: Missing: Author Missing: ...
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G+ author image for blog posts not showing in search results, but does in rich snippet tool

I have registered my Google authorship e-mail, and my blog posts are on the same domain. Why is my G+ profile image not appearing in SERPs? I have e-mail registered and verified for Google authorship. ...
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What microdata type to choose on mixed category?

I have a mixed category of articles which can range from review, blogpost, product or software something like this blog post on You!Joomla. Does anyone know what type of microdata to choose from ...
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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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Could breadcrumbs be considered as rich anchor text, and drop my ranking?

I have breadcrumbs on my site, and the anchor text for the links are an exact match for the keyword I want to rank for. So in other words, it's "rich" anchor text. An example of my breadcrumbs could ...
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Should SaaS products have 'Product' rich snippet markup for Google?

I run a SaaS startup that charges a monthly fee for a service provided through the website - no physical delivery, and no specific place for reviews etc. Does anyone know whether applying the rich ...
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Difference between Movie including a Review & vice versa

I'm just wondering, if there is a difference in SEO between a Movie object including a Review object and vice versa, when using Schema.org on a webpage. For clarification, see these abstract ...
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Is there a kind of microdata or markup that creates “results x of y” in search results

I'm trying to get the following kind of markup appear on my job site: There's a specific markup for job adverts listed on the schema.org webpage, but I can't work out how Google is pulling the 1 - ...
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Showing schema.org aggregate rating in Google rich snippets

After adding schema.org microdata markup for reviews and aggregate ratings, I expected review and rating information to show up in rich snippets. Unfortunately, neither are being shown. Google's ...
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Google stating price is missing from product rich snippet, but it is present

I'm trying to figure out how to start adding rich snippets to products but I keep getting an error from Google stating: In order to generate a preview with rich snippets, either price or review ...
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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, which it identifies ...
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Google's Rich Snippets testing tool error on Recipe

I marked up a page for Recipe Rich Snippets with Microdata, however I'm getting an error in Google's Testing Tool: Error: In order to generate a preview with rich snippets, at least 2 of the ...
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How to properly use Rich Snippets for Structured Data using itemscope, itemtype, and itemprop?

I have a website which lists business information in coherence with member information. So I am needing to use the Nested Items method. Each "Business" listing has this setup: Business Name ...