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Use microdata to mark up useful data It makes sense to use schema.org markup if you are representing any of the supported data types, and when that data is likely to be useful. Be aware that microdata makes file sizes bigger How you evaluate whether data is 'useful' or not is a matter of personal taste. Just be aware that microdata can add weight to a ...


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Try schema.org metadata for WebApplication. It looks like that. <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebApplication"> <h1 itemprop="name">YOUR_APP_NAME</h1> <meta itemprop="about" content="short_info_about_your_app" /> <meta itemprop="browserRequirements" content="requires FileAPI support" /> ... </body>


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It certainly does look like Google is treating these sites specially. When you see results from discussion forums in Google search results it contains various helpful bits of information, like dates and numbers of replies. So it looks like Google has written custom parsers for various popular forum engines. This blog post from 2009 announces it as a feature ...


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Unix time starts on January 1st, 1970. That time is called the "unix time epoch". It seems likely that Google is storing the dates as unix time stamps internally and is therefore unable to handle dates before 1970.


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It's not so much that the schema.org markup makes your pages display nicely, it's that the search engines are able to display more useful data in search results if you've marked up your pages. This may result in more traffic to your site, but it's not guaranteed. So it's probably worth the effort. It looks very reliable... Agreed, as the big players ...


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The word for what they are doing is transclusion. The method they are using is OEmbed (details here). According to twitter though Sorry, we're not offering a path to inclusion at this time. Inclusion means inclusion on a whitelist of OEmbed providers. What gets shown below the tweet depends on the other website - it could be a picture, or "media" ...


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In my experience, changes to microdata have often taken a week or more to show up in GWT, even after manually re-submitting affected pages. Assuming the Testing Tool reports correctly functioning code, I wouldn't worry; GWT will show it eventually.


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Is Google treating these sites specially? As paulmorriss mentioned, Google does apply an algorithmic means for identifying forums and, interestingly enough, Yahoo Answers and Ask.MetaFilter show similar snippets (search "Does my dog have fleas?" or "What does my cat think I am?" ... ?!) so it's quite possible that Google is treating sites with a few key ...


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schema.org: Article, BlogPosting If something is a schema:BlogPosting, it is an schema:Article, too, isn't it? As schema:BlogPosting is a more specific schema:Article: More specific types BlogPosting NewsArticle ScholarlyArticle So you have an schema:Article, and now you may decide if one of these more specific types applies to your ...


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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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As your test code contains some errors, I removed any unneeded data to make it a minimal example: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head><title>Google Structured Data Testing Tool: date bug?</title></head> <body> <div vocab="http://rdf.data-vocabulary.org/#" typeof="Event"> <p ...


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Your rich snippet data needs to be visible to users. From Google's rich snippet troubleshooting: Is your marked-up content hidden from users? In general, Google won't display any content in rich snippets that is not visible to human user. It can be tempting to add all the content relevant for a rich snippet in one place on the page, mark it up, and ...


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As with just about everything Google, setting up the information isn't necessarily a guarantee they're going to use it. If you've set up the code and the testing tools say everything's fine, that's about all you can do. For what it's worth, I don't see author snippets for anybody using your link above. Also, the author snippets are still being "piloted" and ...


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It's called microformats or, as Google calls them, rich snippets. There's one specifically for recipes. Google has even just introduced recipe view which expands upon this.


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Firstly - making sure we are talking about the same article: www.indobase.com/recipes/.../chana-dal.php Looking at the 4 results above it, only one actually uses an image in the article, and on examination of the img tag the image is poorly named and has no alt text. Going back to the article which has the image in Google search results - here is the img ...


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This is determined by Twitter, presumably using whatever services/sites they see as most popular or desirable. Also note that the services previewed are referred to as "partnerships," so it seems likely there's actually a formal relationship involved and not just some metadata on your end, for example. The feature was mentioned in an early blog post around ...


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Here is a relevant article: ...don’t be discouraged if your Rich Snippets do a disappearing act. Google is constantly testing and modifying its algorithms. Here’s the best way to react: Leave your markup code as is for at least 8 weeks and just monitor the ups and downs of your Rich Snippets. They mean Google is continually analyzing your site. ...


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It isn't possible yet since what you want to do is exactly what Twitter Cards will soon provide: It isn't available for every one at the moment but will be available in the future. Right now, you can anticipate the release of Twitter Cards by adding some meta to your html like: <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary"> <meta ...


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There currently is no microformatting for Q&A data. But I wouldn't be surprised to see it in the future as I can't imagine that the current few available formats are all there's going to be. I'm sure as microformats get flushed out and working examples become more prevalent we'll see an increase in the available microformats. Hopefully they'll be ...


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I don't think I've ever seen a name for that particular widget, but it's not one of the listed rich snippet types. But also note that the rich snippets come from information you provide, generally via microdata, and that's not what's going on here. The stock information is basically just some embedded information from Google's own Finance site. If you ...


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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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Google will only list one Author per a site on one page of results. Since you are doing the search query "site: your domain" you are pulling up results of your domain and only 1 authorship will be listed in the serps. Your pages are working as intended. How to Test There is 2 really good methods of testing your urls to see if the rich snippets are ...


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As precised in the Google specification, you could use 302 redirection (but not 301) when they call you with ?_escaped_fragment_= to provide them the content. The problem I could see in your implementation is that, maybe, your HTML files contains some links that are relative to the redirected page or that point directly to others HTML files. For example if ...


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I had the exact same issue. It's really fiddly. I had several errors I needed to fix. My first problem was that my posts were not showing up as "Mat Ellis" (my Google Profile name) but as my Wordpress user ID "matellis". I had to change my "Full Name" to match my Google Profile settings. See the screencap. My second problem was that I was confusing ...


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In this case how do i add link back in Google plus contributor section? is just linking from my website to Google plus enough? Absolutely! Simply link to their Google Plus account, ensure that you only ever have one link on a page at a time otherwise it doesn't work, you can read more by using the link below (No need to do option 1). If you don't want ...


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Local business is a correct type to use. And on each listing you would want to mark it up with the "intangible" job posting type.


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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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Assuming you don't have an email address on the domain of the sites you're syndicating to, embed a link to your Google+ profile in the article (remembering to add ?rel=author to URL), and add the syndicating site under the "Contributor to" section of your Google+ profile, as per Option 2 on Google's help page. I suspect a problem you might have with this is ...


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Yes, errors reported by Google in the Structured Data Testing Tool will cause your rich snippets to be missing in your search engine results snippet, as can be seen here (providing Google retains the test results). To correct this, you'll need to specify the times in ISO 8601 format for Durations, by changing the following: 5 mins -> PT5M 10 mins -> ...


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No, they won't interfere with each other my opinion. You can use both rich snippets as well as Authorship for your website. Refer the below image and post for more info.. http://d2v4zi8pl64nxt.cloudfront.net/1340490160_0bac471144bfbcedcf202a49ac33ad68.jpg ...



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