Published on April 10, 2013
Matthew Brown Head of Special Projects SEOmoz Twitter: @MatthewJBrown Slideshare: MatthewBrownPDXhttp://www.portlandground.com/archives/2003/05/steel_bridge_an.php
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: http://bit.ly/kUW0fJ
Schema: A specific vocabulary So what’s schema.org? Microdata? RDFa?http://www.seomoz.org/blog/schema-examples
There are many languages and vocabularies for structured data
To get started, focus on Schema.org and Open Graph
What types of rich snippets does Google support? bit.ly/xWKwcU
How do to each one? SEOGadget has you covered - http://bit.ly/13GqNVO
How do I troubleshoot rich snippets? http://bit.ly/105kY02
“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: http://bit.ly/yZ8vkb
Rich Snippets can take up 30 days or more. Don’t panic. Study at: http://bit.ly/P6pF4n
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Use OG markup to optimize from start to finish
Everything just got bigger on FB - More Info!
http://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraphprotocol/Remember Open Graph Actions?
New OG Action Opportunities - More info!
Twitter Cards - http://bit.ly/KoJJPx
Twitter Cards Apps and Links - http://bit.ly/XWvyn9
.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? http://sindice.com/stats/basic-stats/
Yes. We’ve seen up to 70% growth in CTR
Structured Data Testing Tool - http://bit.ly/tKrxY
Structured Data WMT Data is solid
Facebook Object Debugger:http://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug
Schema Creator from Raven: http://schema-creator.org/
Wordpress Schema plugin from Raven:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/schema-creator/
The Good Relations blog for ecommerce markup: Bookmark This!
Sindice.com – Semantic web search engine
Raven has an excellent schema.org guide here:http://raventools.com/blog/an-seos-guide-to-schema-org/
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 athttp://www.seoskeptic.com 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 – Schema.org outreach for Google, works onproposed Schema.org 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:https://twitter.com/i/#!/aaranged/semantic-web - Like tapping into theMatrix of semantic tech information. People building semantic tech tools and standards
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