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More Penguins from Google

More Penguins from Google


In a Google+ hangout earlier in the week Googles John Mueller had mentioned that the 3rd version of Penguin will launch "in the reasonable future" and he expects it will happen within the 2014 year. So webmasters and SEO's - get ... read more

Get 10% Off on Strikingly Premium Plans

Get 10% Off on Strikingly Premium Plans


There's no real shortage of options when it comes to website builders - and as such the one you will choose will depend primarily on the design that you like. That being said Strikingly focuses greatly on simple responsive designs. Strikingly ... read more

Opera Beta 25 Is Out - And It Feels Faster Than Google Chrome

Opera Beta 25 Is Out - And It Feels Faster Than Google Chrome


Way before Google Chrome was ever released I was a die-hard Opera Browser fan. At the time it was the fastest browser out there and had some pretty awesome features. Over these past few years ... read more

Bing Explains How They Deal With Keyword Stuffing URLs

Bing Explains How They Deal With Keyword Stuffing URLs


In a post on the Bing Webmaster Blog Bing has dug into how exactly they deal with keyword stuffing URLs. There are a few main signals that Bing looks out for when determining whether URL keyword stuffing tactics are in-use ... read more

HostDime Partners With BitPay to Accept Bitcoin Payments

HostDime Partners With BitPay to Accept Bitcoin Payments


Bitcoin continues to make quiet the splash in the hosting and technology community as yet another hosting company, HostDime, announces their acceptance of Bitcoins as payment for their cloud hosting and datacenter services. HostDime is kicking things off with their ... read more

IBM Brings Data Analysts To Small Businesses

IBM Brings Data Analysts To Small Businesses


Being able to truly analyze your businesses data was something that most small businesses simply never had the ability to do. Chances are you, the business owner, simply has no time left to sit there and draw out graphs and plot ... read more



Google Launches New Structured Data Markup Helper Tool

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Google is always hard at work to provide better organization and structure for all of their search results and listings – and this is where rich-snippets and Schema.org come into play. See If Google understands your website’s content in a structured way, it can present that content more accurately and more attractively to other Google users. Last week Google announced two brand new features to make working with structured data-types even easier. The first feature is an expansion of the current data highlighter – bringing in 7 brand new types of structured data.

The Google Data Highlighter launched in December 2012 as a point-and-click tool for teaching Google the pattern of structured data about events on your website — without even having to edit your site’s HTML. Now, you can also use Data Highlighter to teach Google about many other kinds of structured data on your site: productslocal businessesarticlessoftware applicationsmovies,restaurants, and TV episodes. To access the Google Data Highlighter visit Webmaster Tools, select your site, click the “Optimization” link in the left sidebar, and then click “Data Highlighter”.

While the Google Data Highlighter is a great way to quickly teach Google about your site’s structured data without having to edit your HTML, it’s ultimately preferable to embed structured data markup directly into your web pages, so your structured content is available to everyone. To assist you with that task, Google has launched their second new tool: the Structured Data Markup Helper.

Like with the Data Highlighter, you start by submitting a web page (URL or HTML source) and using your mouse to “tag” the key properties of the relevant data type. When you’re done, the Structured Data Markup Helper generates sample HTML code with microdata markup included. This code can be downloaded and used as a guide as you implement structured data on your website.

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Schema.org Video Markup Supported By Google

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Videos are some of the most commonly viewed media on the web, and one of the most common search result types on Google. So it should come as no surprise then that Google has been working hard to bring support for video markup – and as of Tuesday, February 21st – that support has finally arrived. Adding schema.org video markup is actually very simple - just define an itemscope, (itemtype=”http://schema.org/VideoObject”), and make sure to set the name, description, and thumbnailURL properties that Google requires. You’ll also need either the embedURL — the location of the video player — or the contentURL — the location of the video file. A typical video player with markup might look like this:

<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/VideoObject">
<h2>Video: <span itemprop="name">Title</span></h2>
<meta itemprop="duration" content="T1M33S" />
<meta itemprop="thumbnailURL" content="thumbnail.jpg" />
<meta itemprop="embedURL"
content="http://www.example.com/videoplayer.swf?video=123" />
<object ...>
<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" ...>
</object>
<span itemprop="description">Video description</span>
<div>

I’ll leave you with the following video from Google showing you exactly what the benefits of adding the Schema.org video markup to your site are. If you need any help with this, feel free to leave a comment here or check out the Google Developers Help Guide for Video Markup.

Schema.org Workshop Announced

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Almost 2 months ago I wrote to tell you about the launch of Schema.org - a project aimed at creating and supporting a common set of schemas for structured data markup. Microsoft recently announced the first Schema.org workshop to be held in Silicon Valley on September 21st, 2011. Bing describes the event as a “working session” where they will interact and accept feedback and discuss options to make it easier for site owners and publishers to incorporate the data markup defined by schema.org into their sites and ultimately the search engines.

Over the next couple of weeks Microsoft will be reaching out to various leaders in the appropriate standards communities, tool vendors and other various industries, and inviting them to participate in the discussions. If you would like to be involved you can send an email to [email protected] or follow the Schema.org blog.

Welcome Schema.org

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Google, Yahoo and Bing have teamed up recently to develop Schema.org – a project aimed at creating and supporting a common set of schemas for structured data markup. To quote Google “Schema.org aims to be a one stop resource for webmasters looking to add markup to their pages to help search engines better understand their websites“.

Since Apple doesn’t support Flash, a large section of websites use html technology to run interactive web pages. The structured data, when converted to html, loses the tags -a problem which has been tackled so far by engines with rich snippets. In the new scheme of things, the webmasters can assign mark-ups from the universal common source directory of Schema.org which is a far more efficient way for SEO.

 

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