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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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Breadcrumb using and 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Schema or Data Vocabulary microdata 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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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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AggregateRating not showing in Google's rich snippet testing tool

I tried using the AggregateRating and used the code below. The values of $aggregate_rating and $total_reviews is not empty, and tried printing its value. Now I added the code inside my WordPress ...
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Structured data: Is it okay to have more than one 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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Microdata/microformats for FAQ page?

Which microdata,microformats or rich snippet should I use for page with FAQ?
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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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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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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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Are there parts of my site that should not get structured data tags?

I have a site that essentially has two types of pages. First, I have a home page (http://whatgoeswiththis.co) that shows a stream of products. Then, I have a detail page (for instance, ...
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Does Rich Snippets error messages prevent new SERP display appearing?

Using the Google Structured Data Testing Tool (www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets) I input the following URL: http://www.eggrecipes.co.uk/recipes/arrabiatta-ham-egg-pizza and it shows ...
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Am I using the correct data type in schema.org for a job site?

I'm having a hard time chosing the best data type in schema.org for my local job site. We're offering premium job postings for employers. Currently, I'm using the data type local business with ...
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Google indexed my escaped_fragment pages

My site is a single page web-app. I am following the suggestions based on making AJAX applications crawl-able. My URL looks like this: http://domain.com/#!pages/contactUs My understanding is: ...
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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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Google Structured Data Testing Tool - organization error seems to contradict their guidlines

Google Structured Data Testing Tool is giving this error: Error: This information will not appear as a rich snippet in search results, because it seems to describe an organization. Google does ...
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Business Info Rich Snippet

If you search Google for "company information" you'll see that a lot of websites have a new snippet showing information about the business in grey after the breadcrumb trail. What does a business do ...
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Proper format to markup article author for Google rich snippets and HTML5

The Google guideline Author information in search results tells us that we need to use the following format to link to the article author: <a href="[profile_url]?rel=author">Author</a> ...
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Rich snippets for all schema.org data types?

The list of data types displayed on the Structured Data Markup Helper is limited in comparison to what is available on Schema.org I am wondering if Google supports rich snippets for all schema.org ...
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What causes a profile picture to disappear from author information in Google SERPs?

Does anyone know what causes the exclusion of a profile picture in the authorship information in the Google SERPs? For some reason, my profile picture has disappeared from the author information in ...
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Building domain authority for rich snippets

I recently added breadcrumb and product rich snippets for my site but they are not being displayed in Google's returned search results. My other sites seem to be fine but my eCommerce site's rich ...
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Author data not coming up in Google search

I was trying to add author information for search. I followed this link and did everything in option 2. Added ?rel=author and added my blog in my Google+ account. But even after re submitting for ...
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Would this type of rich anchor text hurt my SEO?

I have a site structure and it kind of looks like this: Home Fruit Flavors Apple Flavors Banana Flavors Pear Flavors Plum Flavors Grape Flavors ...
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Google Rich Snippets read, but not recognized

I put data on my page, required to make Google Rich Snippets. Page URL (for example) is view-source:http://vitocars.net/part/100225305. In Google Structure Data testing tool I can see this screen: ...