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Microformats
do I need microformats on home page
amythepoet

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Msg#: 4160856 posted 7:11 pm on Jun 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

Do I need to add a microformat line on the home page

i hear that will help search engines, it that so?

 

Dijkgraaf

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Msg#: 4160856 posted 11:12 pm on Jun 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

From a quick reading of microformat's it is not just a case of a single line, but having descriptive class tags for the relevant contents on all of your pages. I doubt just adding a single microformat line on the home page would effect search engines much (as that would make it too easy to SPAM search engines).

amythepoet

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Msg#: 4160856 posted 1:46 am on Jun 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

yup, but should I have one anyway, however many lines it takes?

Dijkgraaf

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Msg#: 4160856 posted 9:41 pm on Jun 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

It is entirely up to you as the whether you want to implement microformats.
Do a search with your favorite search engine for terms such as do microformats help SEO and make your own determination.
From my own reading on it, it may not help SEO, but it won't hurt either. The only downside is maybe having a little bit of extra overhead by having a few more class tags in your HTML.

amythepoet

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Msg#: 4160856 posted 9:56 pm on Jun 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

oy, no thanks, Ill keep reading, I'm blurry eyed from it all, maybe I need new glasses! hahah

Hoople

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Msg#: 4160856 posted 2:26 am on Jun 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

You might want to read this [webmasterworld.com ] thread on microformats. Lots of mixed feelings/results/concerns.

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