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Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’

Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’

By Chris Crum April 18, 2014

In 2011, Google, Microsoft (Bing) and Yahoo, the big three search engines (Yandex later joined), teamed up to launch Schema.org, an initiative to support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on webpages. This week, the companies announced …

Google Launches Data Highlighter Tool In WMT Google Launches Data Highlighter Tool In WMT
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Google announced the launch of Data Highlighter in Webmaster Tools, a tool for event data (and soon other types of data) that gives them an alternative to having to markup their sites. It lets webmasters show Google pieces of data …

Matt Cutts On Schema.org Markup As A Ranking Signal Matt Cutts On Schema.org Markup As A Ranking Signal
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In 2011, Google teamed up with Microsoft and Yahoo to launch schema.org, an initiative to support a common set of schemas for structured data markup. You might wonder whether or not implementing these schemas may influence your ranking in Google …

Google Goes In Depth On Pagination Google Goes In Depth On Pagination
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Back in September, Google introduced new markup for paginated content in an effort to return single-page versions of content in search results, when the content is broken up among multiple page. This would include things like multiple-page articles and slideshows. …

Google Supports New Markup for Multilingual Content Google Supports New Markup for Multilingual Content
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Google is supporting a new markup for multilingual content. It’s designed to improve handling of the following two scenarios, as described by the company: Multiregional websites using substantially the same content. Example: English webpages for Australia, Canada and USA, differing …

Google Launches Rich Snippets for Music Google Launches Rich Snippets for Music

Google announced that it has launched rich snippets for music. This allows webmasters to mark up pages using the music markup to allow search results to display song info in the snippet. The feature is already being utilized by MySpace, …

Google, Bing, and Yahoo Work Together on Search Google, Bing, and Yahoo Work Together on Search

Bing, Google and Yahoo have teamed up to announce schema.org, an initiative to support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on web pages. A representative for Bing tells WebProNews, “Over the past two years, Bing has worked …

KML/KMZ Collaboration Added to Google Maps
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Google added two new features to Google Maps: collaborative editing and importing of KML/ KMZ files.

After the Milwaukee Interactive Marketing Association

OK, I’m finally back in Salt Lake and able to take a few minutes to post about my recent trip to Milwaukee to present to the Milwaukee Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA).

I am thoroughly impressed with the hospitality I was shown in Milwaukee. Everyone was very helpful and welcoming. I appreciate that very much. I intend to return to Milwaukee and see more of this great city.

Can Coding Affect Your Search Ranking
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There are many strategies one can employ in order to improve a site’s search ranking. Everything from title tags to link buying has been suggested at one time or another when it comes to this elusive beast we like to call search engine optimization. The question remains, however, is there anything we’re missing as far as coding goes?

Why Apple’s New iPhone Promotes Better Markup

I have to say I’m completely in love with the Apple iPhone Steve Jobs just announced.

Why Your Site Should be Developed with CSS and Semantic Markup

One thing that I have learned in over a decade developing web sites is that the Net is continually changing, and to keep up you need to change with it.

Microsoft Office 12 Will Support XML

The new default file format for some programs in the next Office suite will make it easier for other programs to interoperate with them.

Developing Your Site For Performance : Markup/CSS Optimization

This is the second part of a five part article. Read part 1 here.

Understanding GRML

HTML is the primary markup language used on the web. After its first release, it lacked many of the features taken for granted today on the web. It took many years for HTML to become what it is. In fact, almost four years passed between the first attempts at a markup language and HTML 2.0. In the years since 1995, HTML has continued changing. This demonstrates the commitment necessary to develop a markup language.

Introducing GRML

Gordon Rhodes Markup Langauge, or GRML, is a markup language for web browsers. It has the data definition features of character-delimited files and XML, with the hyperlinking and form support of HTML.

Unheralded Java Filters Simplify Web-app Testing

Java filters, first introduced in the Java Servlet specification 2.3, are a powerful addition to any Java Web application toolkit, yet they probably are the most under-used and under-appreciated of the servlet components. These classes intercept requests coming into and responses coming out of the Java servlet container, allowing developers to inspect and manipulate these messages, as well as take other actions based on the messages’ content. Despite this useful functionality, many Java developers are unfamiliar with filters.