---- Trick to Google Ranks - Using Semantic Best Practices
JD_Toims - 6:08 am on Dec 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
Search engines will find it easy to interpret what is given in a web page...
Good Point! -- When used correctly, a SE will be able to interpret a page accurately, when before they would have to guess at some things.
There's a recent thread here: [webmasterworld.com...] where the use of <section> is discussed -- Near the end of the thread, there are some examples of how differently interpretation of "what goes where" can be based on the proper use [or non-use] of sections.
I know there's quite a bit of "angst" against the "big sites Google loves", but one thing those sites do very well is markup their pages correctly for search engine interpretation of what's being presented.
Some of the markup now available that wasn't in the past can really impact the way a page is "understood" by search engines, and the "big boys" communicate very well with bots, which I think is something many sites are really dropping the ball on.
BTW: If people are concerned about Google "stealing" their information, they're probably in the wrong forum, because this one is for Google SEO [AKA Ranking in Google] and for a site to rank Google's bot needs to access the information presented and the algo needs to be able to interpret it correctly.
Not presenting "as easy to interpret as possible" information to bots and SEO are becoming more and more mutually exclusive.
If someone really doesn't want to take a chance on Google "stealing" anything from them and they refuse to use the tools we have to make sites easier to understand algorithmically, then this is the wrong forum and Google SEO is really not for them, because to rank well [what SEO is about] people have to put the information out there for Google to access in a machine-understandable way.
[edited by: phranque at 5:09 pm (utc) on Dec 18, 2013] [edit reason] requested by JD_Toims [/edit]