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SEO is vital in today's economy, and search engines are starting to move towards a contextual, semantic understanding of content. Microdata allows you to insert contextual information into your ...

SEO is vital in today's economy, and search engines are starting to move towards a contextual, semantic understanding of content. Microdata allows you to insert contextual information into your websites - such as the author, location information, pricing and so forth - which search engines can use to create 'rich snippets' within their listings.

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    Ruth Cheesley - Joomla!Day Kenya - Microdata, Authorship, and why you can't afford to ignore Google+ Ruth Cheesley - Joomla!Day Kenya - Microdata, Authorship, and why you can't afford to ignore Google+ Presentation Transcript

    • Autor: 18.10.12Ruth Cheesley - @RCheesley Microdata, Authorship and why you can't afford to ignore Google+ Ruth Cheesley – Virya Technologies
    • Show me the money!
    • Good SEO = Reputation Management
    • Could do better!
    • Autor: 18.10.12Ruth Cheesley - @RCheesley Microdata
    • It all starts with the markup
    • Content + Context = King I want to know about avatar I want to know about avatar Uhhh, which one? Uhhh, which one?
    • So many things to do!
    • Relevance to business
    • Rich Snippets in action Click-through rates 30% higher Potentially 3+ ranks higher
    • Trusted recommendations
    • Stand out from the crowd!
    • One format to rule them all
    • Available Schemas ThingThing Creative Work Place Product Event Intangible Person Medical entity Organisation Creative Work Place Product Event Intangible Person Medical entity Organisation
    • Creative Work Schema Creative Work Creative Work Article Painting Blog Photograph Book Recipe Comment Review Diet Sculpture Exercise Plan Software App Item list TV Episode Map TV Season Media object TV Series Movie Webpage Music Playlist Webpage element Music Recording Article Painting Blog Photograph Book Recipe Comment Review Diet Sculpture Exercise Plan Software App Item list TV Episode Map TV Season Media object TV Series Movie Webpage Music Playlist Webpage element Music Recording
    • How to use schema.org markup Define the schema Define the schema Declare the property Declare the property itemscope & itemtype itemprop
    • schema.org markup <div itemscope itemtype ="http://schema.org/Movie"> <h1 itemprop="name">Avatar</h1> <div itemprop="director" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"> Director: <span itemprop="name">James Cameron</span> (born <span itemprop="birthDate">August 16, 1954)</span> </div> <span itemprop="genre">Science fiction</span> <a href="../movies/avatar-theatrical-trailer.html" itemprop="trailer">Trailer</a> </div>
    • Movie listing - before Microdata <h1>Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides (2011)</h1> Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. Director: Rob Marshall Writers: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, and 7 more credits Stars: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane 8/10 stars from 200 users. Reviews: 50.
    • Movie listing - after Microdata <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Movie"><h1 itemprop="name">Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides (2011)</h1> <span itemprop="description">Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard & his daughter are after it too.</span> Director: <div itemprop="director" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name">Rob Marshall</span></div> Writers: <div itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name">Ted Elliott</span></div><div itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name">Terry Rossio</span></div>, and 7 more credits Stars: <div itemprop="actor" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name">Johnny Depp</span>, </div><div itemprop="actor" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name">Penelope Cruz</span>,</div><div itemprop="actor" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"><span itemprop="name">Ian McShane</span></div> <div itemprop="aggregateRating" itemscope itemtype= "http://schema.org/AggregateRating > <span itemprop="ratingValue">8</span> / <span itemprop="bestRating">10</span> stars from <span itemprop="ratingCount">200 </span>users. Reviews: <span itemprop="reviewCount">50</span>.</div></div>
    • And the results are ... Google's “Knowledge Graph”Google search listings
    • Autor: 18.10.12Ruth Cheesley - @RCheesley Authorship & Publisher Markup
    • What is Authorship? Link to profile
    • Google+ is where it starts
    • Adding author markup Step 1: Add link to your G+ Profile <a href="[profile_url]?rel=author">Google+</a> Step 2: Add link in 'contributor to' section on G+
    • Adding publisher markup Step 1: Add link to your G+ Page on your site <a href="[profile_url]?rel=publisher">Google+</a> Step 2: Verify the website link on your G+ Page
    • Profile linking in action
    • View all by author Taken from your Google+ Profile
    • Knowledge Graph in action
    • Related people
    • Microdata needs adding Contact page Articles Blogs Resources Directories Reviews Media Shops
    • Add it yourself! Define the schema Define the schema Declare the property Declare the property itemscope & itemtype itemprop
    • Here's one I made earlier …. www.microdataforjoomla.com JDKE13 – 50% discount @MicrodataJoomla
    • Extend Joomla! ?
    • Autor: 18.10.12Ruth Cheesley - @RCheesley Review
    • Autor: 18.10.12Ruth Cheesley - @RCheesley ● Microdata allows you to add context to your web-based content ● Search engines can use microdata to create 'rich snippets' in your listings ● Authorship is a type of microdata which links an author to their content on the web ● Many websites do not include microdata by default but you can add it manually (or with extensions)
    • Autor: 18.10.12Ruth Cheesley - @RCheesley For more information www.schema.org plus.google.com/authorship microdataforjoomla.com gplus.to/RCheesley