Schema and Open Graph 101 - SMX Munich

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Published on April 10, 2013

Author: MatthewBrownPDX


Matthew Brown Head of Special Projects SEOmoz Twitter: @MatthewJBrown Slideshare: MatthewBrownPDX

Semantic Search Engine Optimization (Semantic SEO) is theuse of techniques from the Semantic Web technology stackfor:1.sending detailed information about the meaning of yourpage content to search engines and other data consumers,2. in a way that can be easily processed by computers. Good definition of Semantic SEO:

Schema: A specific vocabulary So what’s Microdata? RDFa?

There are many languages and vocabularies for structured data

To get started, focus on and Open Graph

What types of rich snippets does Google support?

How do to each one? SEOGadget has you covered -

How do I troubleshoot rich snippets?

“If your site has very few pages, or very few pages with marked-up structured data, it may not be picked up by the rich snippets system.”There are non-obvious things you may need to troubleshoot

All else fails? Try Google’s mystery form:

Rich Snippets can take up 30 days or more. Don’t panic. Study at:

Facebook: Open Graph Protocol@MatthewJBrown #SMX Munich

@Facebook Germany - #10 MatthewJBrown #SMX Munich

Use OG markup to optimize from start to finish

Everything just got bigger on FB - More Info! Open Graph Actions?

New OG Action Opportunities - More info!

Twitter Cards -

Twitter Cards Apps and Links -

.com Breadcrumbs (Competition: Easy)

.de Breadcrumbs (Competition: Very Easy)

.com Recipes (Competition: BRUTAL)

.de Recipes (Competition: low)

.com Events (Competition: Medium)

.de Events (Competition: Medium)

.com Products (Medium) – Reviews: (Hard)

.de Products (Easy) – Reviews: (Medium)

Only 1,620 domains using Schema for hotels! 655 for restaurants, 435 for auto dealers

Want to check semantic markup stats?

Yes. We’ve seen up to 70% growth in CTR

Structured Data Testing Tool -

Structured Data WMT Data is solid

Facebook Object Debugger:

Schema Creator from Raven:

Wordpress Schema plugin from Raven:

The Good Relations blog for ecommerce markup: Bookmark This! – Semantic web search engine

Raven has an excellent guide here:

Proposed schemas:

Semantic SEO Follow ListFolks who have some SEO/Semantic Web crossover:Aaron Bradley - @aaranged – Hands down the best curator of semantichappenings on the SEO side. When he blogs at it’s not to be missed.Jeff Preston - @JeffreyPreston – Lead SEO at Disney Corp. Happens tobe speaking at the Semantic Web 2012 conferenceSean Golliher - @SeanGolliher – Publisher of SEMJ – writes occasionallyfor http://www.semanticweb.comJay Myers - @jaymyers – Best Buy lead dev and RDFa proponent. He’sthe man responsible for Best Buy’s 30% CTR increase with rich snippets.Dan Brickley - @DanBri – outreach for Google, works onproposed specs People who have both search and semantic backgrounds

Semantic Tech ProsSemantic Tech Folks who are very smart and say things I don’t get:Martin Hepp- @MFHepp– Heads up Good Relations, which is the mostextensive vocabulary for e-commerce dataManu Sporny - @ManuSporny – Leader of the W3C working group forRDF. The man leading the charge for the RDF spec.Lin Clark - @LinClark – Works on the linked data/RDF integration forDrupal. Codes neat linked data things for Drupal.Gregg Kellogg - @Gkellogg – Semantic Web Developer of all trades.Wrote the Structured Data Linter.Aaron Bradley’s gigantic Semantic Twitter Group:!/aaranged/semantic-web - Like tapping into theMatrix of semantic tech information. People building semantic tech tools and standards

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