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Metadata Roundup for SEO



This is the deck I presented at the Advanced SEO session at Digital East 2013.

This is the deck I presented at the Advanced SEO session at Digital East 2013.



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  • October 16, 2013 Advanced SEO Tactics Metadata Roundup 45 Main St. #220 Brooklyn, NY 11201 +1 718 625 4843
  • About Huge. Founded in 1999. Leading full-service digital agency within Interpublic. 550 employees across all interactive disciplines. London. Portland. San Francisco. LosAngeles. Brooklyn. Rio de Janeiro. 2.
  • AdAge A-List for 2012 Top ten agencies as ranked by AdAge, across all marketing disciplines. Social media agency of the year 2011 and 2012 by OMMA / MediaPost. Most innovative agency for 2012 by Digiday and One of Five for 2011 by Mashable.
  • Metadata roundup: More than just page titles.
  • Agenda: 1. 2. Open Graph 3. Twitter Card 4. Implementation
  • Semantic meta tags generate richer results in a range of content types. Yelp uses metadata
  • Best uses for • Local: PostalAddress, Telephone • Person • Events – shows, sports, movies, concerts, etc. • Reviews • Recipes • Article summaries • Content type identification (video) • Any fact-based information • New uses coming all the time.
  • Twitter Card
  • Twitter ‘Summary’ card.
  • HTML for Summary card type.
  • Open Graph
  • Key Open Graph attributes. • Og:title • Og:type • Og:description • Og:URL • Og:Image
  • Open Graph HTML
  • Google-specific
  • Authorship tag to boost clicks & social authority via profiles. • Add the rel=author tag pointing to G+ Profile • Have the author add a link to their G+ Profile > About > Contributor To section
  • Rel=Publisher tag. G+ page confusion
  • Implementation
  • Generators.
  • Validator Web-based: Google Webmaster Tools Rich Snippet Validator Chrome Plugin: Microdata Reveal Deconstruct your competitors!
  • Tune you CMS for SEO. If your site is on WordPress, use the SEO Ultimate Plugin • Set page titles • Set up authorship tag • Set up social media meta data • Check for technical issues • Create XML sitemap • Create internal linking • Canonicals For Drupal > SEO Pack For Joomla > Smart SEO
  • Google email address sync. • Lots of benefits to having that same email address used across all your properties. • G+, YouTube, Google Webmaster Tools, Etc. • Rip the Band-Aid off and consider consolidating if you use multiple accounts.
  • Future proofing: Add metadata now and you will be ready when it gets adopted.
  • Questions…
  • 45 Main St. #220 Brooklyn, NY 11201 +1 718 625 4843