The Benefits of Using Microformats?

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The Benefits of Using Microformats?


There are many benefits of using microformats. The most direct application is for improving
local search
marketing
.


Benefits include:


1.

Helps users

and spiders

discover and parse information about you, and your business or
organization

2.

Improves local search marketing efforts

for local businesses interested in business directory
listings in local search engines like Google Local, Bing Local, Yahoo Loc
al, Yelp, Urban Spoon
and others.

3.

Improves the visibility of business reviews

in relation to user searches for you, and your
business or organization

4.

I
mproves the visibility of local events

in relation to user searches for you, and your business or
organiz
ation

5.

Contributes to the creation of the semantic web
. As more people implement microformats, the
more they’ll get used to help machines create relevant structure and meaning from the content and
information we provide on websites.


How to Implement Microf
ormats


The best way to implement microformats is to start using them to parse information
about yourself on your website. Start with your contact page and create an hcard for
your contact information. Next, implement microformats for any reviews or events

listed on your website. Then, if you’re really excited about microformats, implement
them whenever you mention another person, place, organization, or business on
your website.


1.

hcard creator



Us
e hcard format for people, businesses, places, and organizations.

2.

hreview creator



Use hreview format for reviews.

3.

hcalendar creato
r



Use hcalendar for events.