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<H1> is where you put the page title (this is in addition to the <title> tag as they serve two similar but different purposes). If your goal is to improve your SEO through breadcrumbs then you will want to use the breadcrumbs microformat. This specifically tells Google, and Bing, that these are breadcrumbs. They will then use that to determine a ...


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There is no definitive timeframe. In fact, there's no guarantee Google will use breadcrumbs in their search results for your pages. As with anything related to Google displaying search results, you can give them clues and express your wishes as for what to display in the search results but ultimately Google will decide if and when it will happen. All you can ...


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It's likely due to the fact that the breadcrumb meta data is included on the page twice. As you can see in the source code from your website, the breadcrumb RDFa metadata is included twice, at two different points. One before the main content, and again afterwards. Remove one instance (probably the later one should be removed) and you should be good.


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The position of the H1 tag has basically no relevance compared to the content inside of the tag! A great descriptive text that reflects the contents of the page, is where the time should be spent. Another far more important thing to keep in mind is, how do users react to the placement of the H1 tag. Is it more intuitive for them to have breadcrumbs above or ...


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This is a problem because it potentially will cause duplicate content issues with Google. But you can just use canonical URLs to indicate the one URL you want to represent that page. That easily solves the problem.


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If you want to optimize your breadcrumbs for SEO use semantic markup or microformats


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Yes, markup can be spread all over the page. In fact, you can try it out with Google's own Structured Data Markup Helper, which will allow you to highlight items on a page and see suggested marked-up HTML.


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Including the current page in the breadcrumbs is not required by Google: Each breadcrumb item should appear in order, with the first item representing the top-level page, and the final item representing the parent of the current page. Therefore, it should not matter if it is marked up at all. However, the effects of marking it up with everything ...


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With this implementation: <div itemscope itemtype="http://data-vocabulary.org/Breadcrumb"> <a href="http://www.example.com/dresses" itemprop="url"> <span itemprop="title">Dresses</span> </a> &gt; </div> <div itemscope itemtype="http://data-vocabulary.org/Breadcrumb"> <a ...


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Yes, avoid Schema for now and use Data Vocabulary, for exactly the reason you cite. I've used the latter, and it works. John Mueller from Google has said that he expects Schema will have to change, and the discussion around it seems to suggest that Schema needs to be more like the current Data Vocabulary syntax, so any future adaptations you need to make ...


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If the code is validated, no. The following is: <div itemscope itemtype="http://data-vocabulary.org/Breadcrumb"> <a href="http://www.example.com/" itemprop="url"> <span itemprop="title">Dresses</span> </a> </div> Gets validated with any of those tags (<span>, <li>, <div>) and many ...


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It sounds like you're thinking about this all wrong... Firstly, forget SEO, think UX. Both breadcrumbs and tags (and any other additional navigable functionality) should be for the benefit of the website visitor, there is minimal SEO benefit in this sense because what you'll end up with is countless pages on your site competing for similar/the same terms ...


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Perhaps the term you're looking for is a Wizard? 'Pagination' usually refers to a set of results that are too numerous to display at once (e.g. a search result) 'Breadcrumbs' are specifically navigation links that lead you 'back up the path' (as in Hansel and Gretel) to provide navigational context for each page. I have not heard of a 'wayfinder'.


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It won't hurt your SEO because Google establishes what is what on page regardless, things like breadcrumbs get detected by Google regardless of the positioning and markup used in the source code. However, if you want a semantic website then you should resolve this, a simple fix would be to edit your 'loop' in your WordPress, and if I'm not mistaken your ...


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There is no need for the >symbol regarding to the Google Structured Data page about Breadcrumbs. Just use a markup as shown in the example: <ol itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BreadcrumbList"> <li itemprop="itemListElement" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/ListItem"> <a itemprop="item" ...


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It's actually very common to see sites using display: none on elements that do not render correctly on smaller screens. Not hiding breadcrumbs unless addressed can actually harm your mobile ranking due to Googles stance on Size Tap Targets Appropriately. Small or tightly packed links or buttons are more difficult for users to accurately press on a ...


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You will want to use rel="canonical" if the URL is different but the content is the same. At the very least rel="canonical" will not hurt your SEO value with Google. The only choice will then be which URL is the canonical one.


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Here is a very relevant thread from WebmasterWorld. Many webmasters will do this by placing the same term in the page title, URLs, meta tags, body text, anchor text, header tags etc etc. It is important NOT to do this. Google will know what the subject of your site is without having to repeat the same phrase over and over. That just gives a poor user ...


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I would do something similar (breadcrumbs are really only for the user, not for search.) I would store it in a session variable instead of in the URL. I don't know what language you are using, but i use VB.NET so it's simply: session("category") = 6 Then read it back in when loading the product page.


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This isn't a problem SEO wise and is encouraged by Google as it aids the user experience. A breadcrumb trail is a set of links (breadcrumbs) that can help a user understand and navigate your site's hierarchy Perhaps you are getting a bit too strung up on thinking about duplicating content. When talking about duplicate content in most cases its ...


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The answer to this is a No for SEO reasons - I don't know why you would want to wrap your breadcrumbs in a H1. If your concerned of your page not having a page title simply add this after your declare your doctype, within your <head> tag - <title>Page Title Goes Here</title>


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In the eyes of Google the <h1> is one of the most important descriptors of your page's content. Unless your page contains a homepage, list of services, toilet cleaning overview and showcase (which it doesn't) then no don't do it! If you were to keyword stuff the <h1> and <title> for good rankings (which I don't recommend you do) - even ...


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As for the version you are using it is the Intended to work that way. I suppose you could switch to Joomla 1.5 there is no breaking changes between the two versions, you can have a look here http://deeptechtons.com/ on the front page click the results the breadcrumb will display the title of the Poll itself which is neat.


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If you don't have pages for Category A and subcategory, why are you making breadcrumb links for it? Breadcrumbs are supposed to make it easier for users to navigate your website. Linking to pages that don't exist achieves the exact opposite of that. You should remove the unnecessary breadcrumbs, and if you want to show that this product belongs to a ...


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It's only a duplicate content penalty if two URLs pull up the same content or very similar content (e.g. the same content but the content is slightly rearranged/sorted differently). Your example doesn't meet this criteria so it shouldn't be an issue.


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There is no "right". However the widely used convention is that a. you should the product name and b. it's not a link. In the example you give the last page is listed and linked, but above the breadcrumbs, but that's because they are breadcrumbs in search results, not on a page. Search results always have the page title (and a link to the page) as the ...


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Breadcrumbs are basically navigation elements. Their purpose is to let the visitor know where they are in the site and give them context. So, having the product name will allow visitors to know where they are. A link to product name will serve no purpose and will only reload the page the user is already on and is hence, redundant. In general the last part ...


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It seems to me that the issue is with the schema.org documentation itself. Here are some educating links: W3C breadcrumb schema proposal Action on breadcrumb schema Webmaster forum discussion I've ranked those as most helpful first, essentially they all link to each other eventually. The action on this is due at the end of this month but it looks like ...



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