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Microformats are used to add structured data to web pages. They use existing HTML features (e.g., the 'class' and 'rel' attributes) instead of defining a new syntax. Popular Microformats are h-card (for people and organizations) and h-event (for events).

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Are microformats2 the "standard" for SEO and RDFa and Microdata deprecated today?

I came to a years old post, discussing Microdata, RDFa etc. I looked on the microformats2 site and it says both have been superseded by microformats2. Also Google uses microformats2 for SEO. Should I ...
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Is there a representative logo for Structured Data which can be used on icons?

My suspicion is that the answer very likely is "No." But I thought I'd ask anyway. Various common protocols, standards and technologies have their own logos: e.g. GSM, Email, RSS, WiFi, HTML5, ...
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Which is better for SEO HTML tables vs un ordered lists

I am using un ordered lists to display product's specs data, also using valid microformats data structure for products. I am an author of WordPress plugin (created for product specifications and user ...
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Nonexistent structured data errors shown in Google Search Console

I am discovering Google Search Console, and I have found that my blog seems to have many errors on Google's Structured Data register (microformats.org): When I make any live test in one of this pages,...
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Proper Microformats for a 1-100 and or a 1-10 rating

Has anyone used a 1-100 rating system with Microformats and seen it work in SERPS? I expect that a <div class="rating">50</div> would produce a 2.5 star rating on the result snippet but ...
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Conversion of hCard (Microformats) to Schema.org (JSON-LD)

I'm trying to convert my hCard (Microformats) to the Schema.org equivalent (using JSON-LD), but getting lost in semantics. We are a local taxi business / professional service. <div id="taxis" ...
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Should I implement hResume microformat for my CV? [closed]

I am revamping my site and making it more Google friendly. I have implemented a few rich snippets already and now wondering whether it's worthy enough to make my online resume hResume compatible to be ...
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hEntry microformats tags within <meta class="entry-title>title</meta>

I am getting "Missing: author, Missing: entry-title, Missing: updated" microformat error in Google's structured data testing tool. I am showing the title in different way on my page that I cannot ...
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How do you get ecommerce stuff into an organic listing?

I did a search for "eve mattress" & noted that they have a worked credit example in the organic listing - searching the page source doesn't show that this is done using microdata like: https://...
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Understanding hfeed

Been looking around online to get a grasp of this. All the sources say that using the class of "hfeed" tells google that your content is syndicated or blog material. My theme has hfeed on all the ...
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Could we use microdata and JSON-LD for the same entities so they work well on Pinterest's rich pins?

we recently switched from microformats for recipes to JSON-LD markup for rich snippets, which worked a lot better in Google search result pages. However, when we try to post a rich pin for recipes on ...
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Why does Google not recognize hentry updated?

I have the following code for my date in my blogpost: <time class="date updated" datetime="2015-10-06"> <a href="http://www.foo.de/2015/10/06/">6. Oktober 2015</a> </time> ...
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Maximizing Structured Data (Schema.org) in an Artist's Page

For a very long time I've been trying to make use of microformats, microdata, and general markup enhancements for SEO purposes. Lately structured data is really starting to "take" and I would like to ...
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Are microformats prefered by Google over structured data markup?

The Mozbar, which is a popular tool for checking domain authority, has a new tab for microformats under their markup section. However from the official microformats.org website it is impossible to ...
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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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Webmasters hentry error and authorless pages

Within Google Webmasters Search Appearance → Structured Data I'm getting a series of errors: Error: Missing required hCard "author". And most of my 44 errors have: Missing: Author Missing: ...
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Microformats, reviews and duplicate content

Let's say I have a site that sells widgets, and the URL structure is like so: /[type-of-widget]/[sub-type]/[widget-name]/ So, a URL for a widget might be: /screwdrivers/philips-screwdrivers/acme-...
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Rich snippets for "hproduct" not being displayed in Google, and returning error

Some time ago I added rich snippets to product pages on an ecommerce website, but they have not shown in Google and the testing tool returns the following error: Warning: In order to generate a ...
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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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Structured data for FAQ page?

Which structured data (e.g., Microformats or Schema.org) should I use for page with FAQ?
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Correct vocabulary and/or Microformats for real estate listings?

Given I am running a real estate rentals listing website, what would be the correct vocabulary (for use in Microdata) or Microformats for the listing pages? There is the usual data: address, photos, ...
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hProduct Microformat not working in Google

I’m trying to work with hProduct. <div class="hproduct"> <span class="brand">ACME</span> <span class="fn">Executive Anvil</span> <img class="photo" src="http://...
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When to use rel="tag"?

I’ve been looking at the Microformat rel="tag", but am a little confused as to its propper use. From the spec: By adding rel="tag" to a hyperlink, a page indicates that the destination of that ...
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Is there a structured data type or Microformat for interviews?

Does anyone know of a good structured data type (e.g., a Microformat) for marking up interviews? At the moment I think I am going to fall back to Schema.org’s Event, but would love to know if there ...
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Is this a valid Google Review Microformat?

I’ve applied some HTML around my aggregate review. I just wondered if anyone could tell me if it is valid (even though the Google test tool says it is) and that non of the extra HTML or style affects ...
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Hot to get website/product reviews reflected in Google's search results using review-aggregate format

I am managing a website called Rent A Boat Amsterdam. We have a system that gathers reviews from people that have used our services and that publishes these customer reviews making them available for ...
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For Google Rich Snippets: Is it 'harmful' to add the same `hreview-aggregate` Microformat markup in several places?

We are right now incorporating Microformats markup for reviews into a client’s web application and were wondering, whether it can be harmful to provide the same information on more than one page, e.g.,...
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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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