londrum - 1:26 pm on Jan 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
i got a few emails from google last year about my rich snippets. i include a load of upcoming events on my site, and they wanted to help me "take advantage" of their new layout for events sites.
the layout is actually quite good. i get 3 events listed directly under each title, complete with the date and location of the event. so thats 4 blue links for me, when everyone else only gets one.
but this is obviously the downside... they are mashing the info up for use on their own place pages.
i dont mind that so much. but its not going to stop at that, is it. sooner or later they will start placing their own events info directly above the serps (like they currently do for cinema listings), and that doesnt seem very fair to me.