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During my extensive web searches I have found a quote which I find useful and suspect that future readers of this question will also. Use <h1> for top-level heading <h1> is the HTML element for the first-level heading of a document: If the document is basically stand-alone, for example Things to See and Do in Geneva, the top-level ...


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Google recommends using microdata, but it does support three formats: microdata, microformats, and RDFa. A big reason to choose microdata would be that the examples that Google gives on it's website and those on schema.org are in the microdata format. Here is a site that has a huge table of the various advantages and disadvantages of the three formats. ...


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First and foremost, product search engines encourage contributors to utilize feeds which encode this type of metadata such that the product search engine does not have to scan raw HTML. Failing that, a relatively advanced product search engine might apply a product search heuristic to raw HTML which it scans. With sufficient input from its developers, such ...


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To my knowledge, none of the major search engines have made any definite proclamations on HTML5 as it pertains to SEO. As a result, beyond the usual good practice of well-formed, semantically correct code, we can do little more than speculate on that front. For advice on writing well-formed and semantically correct HTML5, I strongly recommend referring to ...


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The vocabulary Schema.org can be used: Question type: A specific question - e.g. from a user seeking answers online, or collected in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. Answer type: An answer offered to a question; perhaps correct, perhaps opinionated or wrong. You can specify the accepted answer with the acceptedAnswer property. By the ...


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What makes you think this hasn't happened already/doesn't happen continuously? I remember a point where pages were recommended to stay below ~40k total. With pages easily averaging over 1.2M or so more recently, it would just be insane to think whatever that cutoff is doesn't get periodically adjusted. The real "problem" you're bringing up is that no engine ...


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Theoretically, it’s sufficient to specify only the @id: "author": {"@id": "http://example.com/about/#bob"} If a consumer already knows the entity with this @id URI (e.g., after having crawled the "about" page), they don’t need to see its properties here again. If a consumer doesn’t already know the entity with this URI, they have the chance to learn more ...


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Google uses microdata for it's rich snippets. This in fact is additional markup predating HTML5. This gives exact information for search engines about products, recepies, businesses, events, and other things when crawling over the sites. Google mainly uses microdata based on schema.org's markup, but there are other markups as well. This way webmasters can ...


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Use the built-in content negotiation functionality with a type map. You may need to tweak your filenames / URLs or use rewrite rules after applying the type map.


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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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RDF is a W3C standard for representing data using three-part { identifier, attribute name, attribute value} data structures. SPARQL is the query language for querying RDF data. The W3C's RDF Schema Language (RDFS) lets you declare classes, properties, and relationships between them using RDF, and their Web Ontology Language (OWL) lets you get fancier with ...


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If you want marking up of music then its best to use microdata such as SCHEMA MusicAlbum. Also, not sure what guides your following but hgroup was deprecated eons ago! A typical good example would look something like this: <main itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/MusicAlbum"> <h1 itemprop="name">Album Name</h1> <meta content=...


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For an article about the concept of "success", you could use something like this, using only Schema.org: <article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article"> <div itemprop="about" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Intangible"> <meta itemprop="name" content="Success" /> </div> </article> To allow consumers to ...


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Imagine you have a camera manual printed on paper. You can have a diagram of all elements on page 1, this diagram is figure no. 1. On page 16 you can write "look at figure No. 1" This implies that a figure can be on another part of the page because you need to have it on that other part of the page. But for the SEO point of view, a figure can have (and ...


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Both of Schema.org and ALT tag are for the same purpose: to provide an additional information. But, there is a substantial difference between both too: while Schema.org provides data only to the machine (Google and other search engines making use of it), the ALT serves for humans too - in cases an image isn't displayed, in text browsers, for people who can'...


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Hiding content is quite dodgy. I would avoid this where possible. Save the hiding and showing for interactive elements. I would title the page appropriately with a H1, then each section I would assign a H2. If you're exceeding ten sections you will still experience a slight hit on your SEO as I believe the limit is ten H2's before it is considered a ...


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WebApplication (which is a subtype of SoftwareApplication) seems to be the type you need. <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebApplication"> </div> To convey that the web app is the current page, you could use WebPage in addition. Either make it a MTE and use both types together, or use mainEntity. <div itemscope itemtype="http://...


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The relevant markup from the linked example is: <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage"> <main itemprop="mainContentOfPage"> <div itemprop="breadcrumb"> <span prefix="v: http://rdf.data-vocabulary.org/#"> <span typeof="v:Breadcrumb"><a href="/" rel="v:url" property="v:title">Home</a&...


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Oh Lord where to begin! The semantic web is not a thing. It is not something you do. As a term, it originally did not apply to the World Wide Web. It is a scientific principle. You just create your web content for humans and not for machines. That is, for the most part, all you need to know. There are certain SEO tactics that take advantage of certain ...


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If you have SMW, the solution is extremely simple. You can list the pages in question by adding them to a specific category. The category members can then be listed in the format you prefer. A simple list, suitable e.g. for use in the middle of text or for a non-distracting navigation box, is then as simple as {{#ask: [[Category:Finnish]] | format=list }}. ...


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Note: This snippet on its own is not doing what you want because you didn’t specify any vocabulary. Here in my answer I’ll use the schema: prefix as specified in the RDFa Core Initial Context. (Not needed if you have a vocab on a parent element.) The author property takes one name. And it expects a Person (or Organization) type as value. And it doesn’t make ...


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I believe it's a combination of the page having a verified name and URL.


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I would dispute the use of a H1 or any heading level for the 'Product Name' in the header. The H1 represents the title of the page not the product, application or site. Both for Accessibility and SEO purposes a repeated H1 on every page would be detrimental. Unfortunetaly in this case there is no semantic HTML tag that means 'site title' so the only option ...


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(I adjusted my answer that I gave to your (now closed) question on SO.) When a user-agent (including search engines) parses your RDFa, it doesn’t matter which element the RDFa is used on (except for special parsing rules). The user-agents learns something like the following: There is a business entity (http://purl.org/goodrelations/v1#BusinessEntity) ...


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The instructions for the Good Relations on-line snippet generator tool only states to update the XHTML/HTML page header, and their Quickstart guide states for each example to: Insert the additional HTML markup given below anywhere in the body section... I do not see instructions to "post it before the closing <body> tag of your webpages." Also, ...


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You could use the product schema class for each product, and then specify the INCI's using an additional (custom) property for each one, for example if your shampoo had Shea Butter and Water as ingredients (clearly I'm no expert on cosmetics!): <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Product"> <img itemprop="image" src="shampoo123.jpg" alt="" /...


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The rich snippets that you are talking about are pulled from the Google knowledge graph which allows certain rich content to be appended to the top search results where the Google algorithms deem it most appropriate. Google uses machine learning techniques to distinguish data from the structured layout of your page. As a webmaster you can use microdata to ...


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It’s totally fine (and often useful, and of course valid) to have an image as heading. You could even use audio or video as heading. HTML is content agnostic in that sense. However, in every case you should provide alternative text content (for user-agents that don’t support the media (e.g. search engines) and/or for users that can’t access them). A typical ...


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The story of 20% SEO is not acceptable. Google clearly identifies the different reasons for publishing 2 or more H1 tgs in the same HTML page if each H1 tag belongs to/ is wrapped by each section tag. In semantic HTML 5, each SECTION tag must have at least one H tag (typically H1 or H2 as appropriate). In your case, it's better to put "Category Name" as the ...


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Many people assume that you should only ever use one H1 on the page otherwise it dilutes the actual content of the page, this simply isn't true. A H1 Company name and then a H1 for the content is absolutely valid by all means. Google has the ability to work out which is the content of the page and what is not, such as headers and footers. If are still ...


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