Microformats primer


Garrett Dimon has a good primer on microformats.



The article provides the basics, some examples and scenarios:

"We’ve already covered the benefits of microformats being human-readable, but
what about “machines”—you know, search engines? One example is the elemental
microformat rel="nofollow". By adding this element to your anchor
tags, you’re telling search engines not to give any weight to those links. This
is just one of many machine-readable microformats.

Imagine for a moment a future where search engines recognize microformats and
take advantage of their inherent metadata. You could find reviews for specific
products or pages, vote for or against a site when you link to it, or track the
development of a conversation across multiple sites with minimal effort."


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