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Microdata is a syntax for embedding structured data in HTML5, making use of vocabularies. If the question is about the popular vocabulary Schema.org, use the tag [schema.org].

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Microdata vs RFDa

I am wondering whether to use Microdata or RFDa to mark information for search engines on my Webapplication. Google supports and has documentation for both. But i was not able to find a summary ...
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Can I use <link> tags in the body of an HTML document?

Can I use <link> tags in the body of an HTML page? I tried to find the answer to this question, but found contradictory information. When adding Schema.org microdata markup to an HTML page, I ...
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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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Can microdata be implemented in meta tags?

Please consider the following code marked up with attributes to provide microdata: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Micro data test - Normal version</title&...
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Will AggregateRating markup that is generated dynamically by client side JavaScript show stars on Google search?

Google show stars in Google search with JavaScript dynamically generated rich snippets? I'm thinking about starting a widget that my users will put in their website. My widget will generate rich ...
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Repeat use of Schema.org / Rich Snippets markup i.e LocalBusiness data

I am unable to find official wording and I'm hoping that some Rich Snippets/Schema Guru can give me some insight into proper usage of repeated content when it comes to using markup. I'm building a ...
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Linking several separated Microdata <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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Star rating not showing in rich snippets [duplicate]

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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Using Schema.org logo markup with SVG images

I've made a logo which is awesome and I've saved it in AI and SVG format. I wish to use the SVG file on the a site as the logo will appear many times all over the site and would be better than saving ...
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Detecting structured data in Google Webmaster Tools

We have added some schema.org markup to a dozen of webpages on our website to provide rich snippets in Google SERP (different types, such as authorship and reviews). They are correct - at least, ...
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Using Schema.org 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 using a modified template (I know! web ...
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New required mainEntityOfPage for article structured data

I had a look at the article structured data as proposed by Google and saw that there are a new required and recommended fields, they weren't there last week. Here is the link: https://developers....
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What is the difference between Microdata and Microformats?

I have searched quite a bit for this and I am not happy enough with what I have read. I also found these questions here: Microdata vs. Microformats What are the advantages of Schema.org's ...
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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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Using productontology.org to add Multiple Types?

I have recently been reading about productontology.org to define additional types with schema.org to be more specific. I am building a website for a local pet store that offers various pet products, ...
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Secure and non-secure Schema.org Markup?

Is it possible to have schema.org itemtypes for both secure and insecure ports? I run a static-ish site made in Jekyll, and am implementing Schema.org on the individual pages. As a result, I'm ...
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How to find correct schema definitions for my website

I have various articles on my website basically circling about psychology and psychotherapy. On a few articles in which I have added schema.org definitions, here is some examples of the itemprop and ...
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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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Microdata and replacing entities for display

The question is about using Microdata to replace entities inside the Schema.org properties description or articleBody: <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do ...
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itemprop for canonical link and meta description in the head

I've a problem with validation of the code provided by Google. Idea is (simplified): <head itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebSite"> <title itemprop="name">Example.com - Best ...
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Are Microdata attributes valid on any element?

Is it valid to add Microdata attributes (e.g., using the Schema.org vocabulary), such as itemprop="name", to HTML elements that aren’t span or div? For example: <h2 class="product_name" itemprop=...
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How to transform RDF to Microdata in a WordPress site?

I have a breadcrumb with RDF data and I want to adapt it to Microdata. First of all, I'm not sure about the structure, because it will work on a WordPress template. But I found this code: http://www....
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Microdata Without Reviews

I have not been able to find a clear issue on omitting reviews from Microdata. I understand that Microdata values for reviews will default to a certain number when omitted, but I was wondering if it ...
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Should I always use HTML5 Microdata for SEO?

So I've been looking into this HTML 5 Microdata, but I'm not sure if or when it is appropriate to use. I know that if used with rating and you search a website it will pull up things like video rating ...
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Correct image dimensions when using Schema.org's logo/image

What are the correct image dimensions when using Schema.org’s logo/image (e.g., for a Brand)? I want to create a logo for the brand with correct dimensions so that it doesn't look too distorted when ...
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Correct usage of Brand from schema.org

What is the correct usage of using the Brand schema from schema.org? I have a website that sells clothes. I have a brands page where I list all the brands for which I have products on my website, for ...
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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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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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schema.org/Book with multiple authors using JSON-LD [duplicate]

How do I display multiple book authors using JSON-LD? This question is similar to my original question, but decided to create a different one seeing that 2 different formats are used. Here is my ...
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What is the best way to represent closed days (holidays) using Schema.org vocabulary?

At this point in time there's no property in Schema.org that would allow a business to directly communicate holiday periods (e.g., Christmas) to Google bots and other web crawlers. There seems to be ...
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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 ...
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Correct way to use sameAs itemprop in Microdata

My client has recently implemented the sameAs markup for the social media profiles. They have used Microdata as they don't want to use JSON-LD as they feel it'll be some work to go through the site ...
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Microdata with nested product and reviews

I have some HTML listing reviews with HTML like: <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Product"> <img class="product-thumbnail" itemprop="image" src=...> <div itemscope ...
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Schema.org Microdata Across Multiple Pages

Say I have markup like this on https://example.org/index.html: <span itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/LocalBusiness"> <meta itemprop="url" content="https://example.org/index.html"&...
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Linking a Product and an AggregateRating to a Brand (itemref)

I have a Brand and a Product, I am associating the Product to the Brand like this: <h1 itemprop="brand" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Brand" id="v1437"> <span itemprop="name">...
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When does Google use article published date vs article modified date in SERP?

I have a website with a number of long form content articles that I keep updated. The page generates two date snippets from this: <time itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2014-04-29T14:08:40+01:00"...
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Is it okay to have more than one Product (with 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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Can I mix Microdata and JSON-LD on the same page for different entity

My website is using JSON-LD and Microdata. For example, in BreadcrumbList, I have used Microdata format, and for others (like Organization, TouristAttraction) JSON-LD has been used. Can I mix ...
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Which one does Google prefer, Microdata or JSON-LD?

Here Google says they prefer JSON-LD: JSON-LD is the recommended format. Google is in the process of adding JSON-LD support for all markup-powered features. The table below lists the exceptions ...
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Schema.org itemtype identifier - Should it use relative urls or https links?

In the age of SSL everywhere there are still major sites that lack it. Schema.org for example allows HTTPS but resolves naturally to HTTP. Seems like it would make sense to call upon the HTTPS ...
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Microdata for product images which aren't displayed in the page?

My internet shop displays thumbnails of products' images, and I see that these thumbnail are (slowly) being indexed by Google. I want also full images to be indexed. Can I use Microdata for this? ...
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“Organization” schema with another schema on the same page

Should I use the Organization schema on each page if I have another schema data, for example Event? Can I use Event and Organization on the same page? Organization code <script type="application/...
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Can I change the type of elements in the Microdata format?

With regard to Microdata I was wondering if the elements must be exactly like the examples (http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=176035) or that Google/Bing look if the ...
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Google Plus is using value of 'name' property (from Schema.org Person) as site title

I added Schema.org’s Person - suddenly Google Plus is using the name property as site title! Is this a bug? I was wondering if anyone else ran into the same problem. This is the code I used <div ...
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Adding Schema.org’s “WPHeader” with Microdata

I'd like to add Schema.org data, and am trying to follow instructions given to me about how to do so. The instructions indicate that I should change my <header> tag from: <header> to &...
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schema.org/Book with multiple authors

How would one write markup for a book with multiple authors? This is what I currently have, it is marked up for just one author: <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Book"> <h1>...
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Schema.org caption inside Article?

Ho to use Schema.org in the caption of an image? I see that caption is not present in BlogPosting nor Article. I made a search and it seems that it is in ImageObject. But if I am inside itemscope ...
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“image” property inside Article with or without ImageObject?

Can I use itemprop image directly?: <article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article"> <img itemprop="image" src="1.png"> <h1 itemprop="headline name" >Title of the post</...
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What is a good microdata/schema for classfieds site?

We have automotive classifieds site which has listing of used cars. We would like to use microdata format. What would be approparite microdata structure/schema for classified site ? Would http://...
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Structured Data for dynamic pages and Webmaster Tools

I have a catalogue with more than 150000 (150k) unique single item pages, each with schema.org set up for titles, descriptions, images, prices etc. These pages are dynamically built through a unique ...