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In a MediaWiki wiki, how to keep a navbar and list in sync?

On a page like Wikipedia's Animal Farm there is a list of characters. Some items in this list could link to their own articles. In the navbox which is another list, at the bottom of this and other ...
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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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How come Indiegogo links shared on G+ link to their page instead of displaying URL?

If an Indiegogo link, such as this one, gets shared on G+, their G+ page is displayed in the post in the place where commonly the URL would be displayed. I've tried looking analyzing the HTML, but ...
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How to properly/semantically markup a scientific publication list on a simple XHTML website?

How to properly/semantically markup a scientific publication list on a simple XHTML website? E.g. those Google markup guides only talk about dates, reviews, etc. Is there something for those typical ...
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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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Proper usage of <title>, <header>, <h1> and <h2> in a HTML5 website?

I have been studying this subject for several days and have found many conflicting suggestions with regards to search indexing. I am working on a project which has a lot of different pages ranging ...
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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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Using RDFa with an image inside of an H1 tag

I come from a development background but just recently starting learning SEO along with RDFa. I am working on our companies new website where the designer is using our different divisions logos at the ...
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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 and visible content revisited

Structured data (like schema.org markup) should traditionally be used on visible content (a search on here will confirm that) and Google and others have said as much. However, schema.org is now ...
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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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SEO and HTML semantics of putting H2 above H1 elements?

Here's a hypothetical from both an SEO and semantic HTML/content architecture perspective: Consistent code When building a multi-page site, adopting the following architecture on all pages is ...
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HTML5 tags: how to use them correctly?

I want the best possible SEO for my WordPress site. To do this, I made enhancements and used HTML5. The problem is that I don't know how to use particular tags. For instance, I have an article tag in ...
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What is the best approach to HTML markup for a heavily stylised h1 tag

I have a very stylised piece of content which I want to use as the <h1> tag on a page. I have two choices, either use complex, non semantic markup or an image. Is there any SEO benefit to either ...
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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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Does using structure data semantic LocalBusiness schema markup work for local EMD URL's?

Based on what I have read about Google's recent Panda and Penguin updates, I'm getting the impression that using semantic markup may help improve SEO results. On a EMD (exact match domain) site, that ...
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Semantic web and structured data - Will search engines increase the limit of the first number of indexed bytes on a page?

A web page's payload will increase with the added code that is necessary to create structured data. This means that you won't be be able to fit as much actual content in the first 120k or so of the ...
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Where do you draw the line with the new html5 elements

I have read this article http://diveintohtml5.org/semantics.html#new-elements on the different new elements in html5. Now I want to create my new portfolio with the this new markup. It is quite ...
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How can a product search engine determine what html element contains data about which variable?

HTML5 allows people to tag their elements like <div data-productname=BMW>BMW</div> but how do search engines do it with older websites?
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How do I use the http://schema.org/GeoShape itemtype? [closed]

There are no useful examples for setting the property of this type anywhere. The GeoShape page references the rNews GeoCoordinate spec in passing and a forum post on meetup states that this spec is ...
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What kind of markup to use on a website to make data more semantic?

With all the talk about the semantic web these days, are there any pointers of special markup to use for indexing businesses? For example a website that has an index of restaurants and a map of their ...
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Lining things up while using columns

I have a request that may not be possible. I'd like to line up the elements of a form so that the inputs all start at the same place: Name: [ ] ...
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Semantic Form Markup for Yes or No Questions

I frequently receive mock-ups of HTML forms with the following prototype: Some long winded yes or no question?   (o) Yes   ( ) No The (o) and ( ) in this prototype represent radio buttons. ...
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HTML5 Semantics - H1 or H2 for ARTICLE titles in a SECTION

It's my understanding (based from this chapter of Dive into HTML5: http://goo.gl/9zliD) that it can be considered semantically appropriate to use H1 tags in multiple areas of the page, as a method of ...
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Should menu titles (h1, h2, h3…) be inside or outside the <nav> tag?

Let's say I want to write a simple menu in HTML5. Should I write like this: <h1>My Menu</h1> <h2>Submenu 1</h2> <nav> <ul> <li><a ...
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Publishing A Graphic Novel Online?

My employer runs a writing contest every year. Every year we publish the top three results in each category to our website. No big deal. This year, a category has been added for a graphic novel. What ...
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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 ...