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Google Debuts Data Highlighter: An Easy Way Into Structured Data

By   /  December 12, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Structured data makes the Web go around. Search engines love it when webmasters mark up page content. Google’s rich snippets, for instance, leverages sites’ use of microdata (preferred format), or RDFa or microformats: It makes it possible to highlight in a few lines specific types of content in search results, to give users some insight about what’s […]

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Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins

By   /  November 26, 2012  /  Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

    With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers – both online and real-world – are doing pretty well as a group when it comes to sales racked up. Reports have it […]

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Google Introduces Structured Data Dashboard

By   /  August 1, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Google has announced the addition of a “Structured Data Dashboard” as a new feature in its Webmaster Tools offerings. The Dashboard gives webmasters greater visibility into the structured data that Google knows about for a given website. This will no doubt come as good news to people wanting confirmation that Google was consuming the structured data being published. […]

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Expert Schema.org Panel Finalized for #SemTechBiz San Francisco Program

By   /  May 21, 2012  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data Slide Presentations  /  No Comments

Q: What do Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Yandex, the New York Times, and The Walt Disney Company have in common? A: schema.org On June 2, 2011, schema.org was launched with little fanfare, but it quickly received a lot of attention. Now, almost exactly one year later, we have assembled a panel of experts from the organizations […]

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New Resource for Web Developers – Add Linked Data to HTML with RDFa.info

By   /  May 9, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

For Web Developers who have been looking for resources devoted to adding Linked Data to HTML, there’s a new site available today: RDFa.info. Visitors are greeted with the following headline, “RDFa is an extension to HTML5 that helps you markup things like People, Places, Events, Recipes and Reviews. Search Engines and Web Services use this […]

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Google Announces Updates to Rich Snippets

By   /  April 17, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Google has announced two updates to rich snippets, the enhanced format that they announced in 2009 for displaying content in search results that use semantic markup. The first update addresses an issue raised on answers.semanticweb.com in July of 2011. Prior to this update, only some places in the world saw rich snippets in their local […]

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Adapting SEO for a Semantic Search Future

By   /  April 11, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Ryan DeShazer of Search Insider recently shared his insights on how SEO needs to adapt or in order to stay current with Google’s planned semantic search updates.

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OpenMenu Serves Up Structured Data Standards For the Restaurant Industry

By   /  April 9, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

What’s on the markup menu for the restaurant industry? Among the schema.org tags for marking up web pages is one for restaurants, which includes item properties for priceRange, servesCuisine, place, and menu, among others. Restaurants that use the markup language to structure their data are promised search engine optimization (SEO) benefits when hungry consumers want […]

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Time to Get On With Schema.Org?

By   /  March 19, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Need another reason for bringing semantic smarts to your web site? Maybe you can find it in a post at Search Engine Land, which includes a piece of a podcast from an SXSW session, and a transcription of it, featuring Google’s head of webspam team Matt Cutts (over this way). At the session, Cutts noted […]

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How Google's Semantic Search Will Affect the Web

By   /  March 19, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Jon Mitchell recently looked into the implications of Google’s decision to start incorporating semantic search into its keyword search system.

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