RDFa and search engines

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RDFa and search engines

Postby Treben_Media » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:51 pm

I was wondering if anyone here has looked into RDFa. I believe it has a lot of potential to increase traffic to your websites. If you don't know what RDFa is then you can check out this wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RDFa

Yahoo has been using RDFa for a little while now to show enhanced search results. Google also has recently incorporated a limited implementation of RDFa in their search results. Unfortunately, Bing doesn't seem to use RDFa at this time, but hopefully they will in the future. Google and Yahoo use the structured data to display enhanced search results. Enhanced search results have been shown to attract more interest, therefore driving more traffic to your site. So do you think it's worth trying? I've been messing around with implementing RDFa via bbcodes on a phpBB forum and it seems to work well. I'm still waiting for my pages using it to get indexed, so we'll see how that goes.

You can find out more about Yahoo's RDFa implementation at: http://developer.search.yahoo.com/start
You can find out more about Google's RDFa implementation at: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot. ... ppets.html
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Re: RDFa and search engines

Postby dcz » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:38 pm

Yes, RDFa are definitely a good thing to add to our content. The problem is to find out if we could use some meaningful RDFa to automatically add to topics, forum or even attached files in phpBB.
So I'm pretty curious about your bbcode implementation, could you share a bit with us, we could end up starting to add some in our SEO mods (not necessarily bbcodes, but as said, there may be some places where some could be added automatically in phpBB).

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