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    What are microformats


    I have heard about microformats but don't much about them. what are these and how these can be used for seo. what role microformats play in getting high ranking. I am so confused with all these questions. Please help me.

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    Microformats provide software with specific information about what it is reading.

    There are many forms of Microformats.

    In SEO the rel="nofollow" is a microformat. Why is it a microformat? Because rel="nofollow" gives specific information about the link software is reading.


    The new craze in Google is 'rich snippets'. Where additional information about a website is displayed in search results next to the corresponding website.

    These results can be shown in many different ways. Reviews, Google+ profile image, Votes, Items, Prices, etc.

    To learn more about Rich snippets, see this: support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=99170

    To test your rich snippets, see this: www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

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    Micro formats are web based communications that explains web data.(If you’re heard of vCard – .vcf files – then you’re already familiar with the concept of microformats, albeit the microformat version is hCard.)
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    Originally Posted by nathan.joshua
    Microformats provide software with specific information about what it is reading.

    There are many forms of Microformats.

    In SEO the rel="nofollow" is a microformat. Why is it a microformat? Because rel="nofollow" gives specific information about the link software is reading.


    The new craze in Google is 'rich snippets'. Where additional information about a website is displayed in search results next to the corresponding website.

    These results can be shown in many different ways. Reviews, Google+ profile image, Votes, Items, Prices, etc.

    To learn more about Rich snippets, see this: support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=99170

    To test your rich snippets, see this: www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets
    Thank you for this information.
    I tested the rich snippets for my site and came up with this:

    Google search preview
    The following errors were found during preview generation:

    This page does not contain authorship or rich snippet markup.
    Extracted Author/Publisher for this page
    Page does not contain authorship markup. Learn more.
    Extracted rich snippet data from the page
    hfeed

    Warning: At least one field must be set for HatomFeed.

    hfeed

    hentry

    Warning: At least one field must be set for HatomEntry.
    Warning: Missing required field "entry-title".
    Warning: Missing required field "updated".
    Warning: Missing required hCard "author".

    hentry

    Warning: At least one field must be set for HatomEntry.
    Warning: Missing required field "entry-title".
    Warning: Missing required field "updated".
    Warning: Missing required hCard "author".

    What can I do to have my site contain authorship, or rich snippets? Thank you in advance for any help.

    Faith
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    Good information about the subject but what means 'rich snippets'

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