microformats

Hide your Email Address Using Microformats

Heres a little tip to hide your email address on your site, so that it is only visible to people with microformat readers. Suppose I wanted to advertise an email ‘kunaal@somedomain.com’, normally you would not put that on your website for fear of getting your email inbox choked with spam. Here is another little trick to hide your email address from everyone without a microformat reader. Normally, you would write your email address using microformats as so – Kunaal Ramchandani…

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SEO and Microformats

I came across this article on Search Engine Land titled “The hCard Microformat & Local Search Optimization” a few days ago. In it the author talks about using the hCard microformat for local SEO (something I had mentioned in passing in my earlier post as well). For those wanting a refresher course, they can read through my earlier post on the hCard microformat and how to implement it, or just check out the Microformats site. While the major search engines…

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Microformats – xfn

XFN short for XHTML Friends Network was the first microformat and it remains perhaps the easiest of all microformats to implement. It is basically used by webmasters to indicate real world relationships with the people they mention in their blogroll/links. Now if I were to link to a friend I would enter it into my blogroll as so <a href=”http://some-site.com”>Some Body</a> In order to make this a XFN microformat, I would simplay add the “rel” attribute to the link, with…

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Microformats – hCalendar

The next most popular microformat is the hCalendar (HTML iCalendar). This is used to create events/ entries in calendars based on the iCalendar standard. Now an upcoming event for me could be mentioned as follows Citizenship Ceremony – 6th September To convert this to an hCalendar microformat we have to remember that the dtstart and summary fields are required fields. The dtstart to mention the start date and the summary to write what the event is about, the rest are…

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Microformats – hCard

Even though I have been working in the IT industry (study and work) for about 6 years now, the learning never seems to stop. The other day while surfing the net, I came across Microformats, a brilliant idea I am surprised I am coming across only now. Microformats are small additions one makes to the HTML code of their pages (mainly class, rel and rev attributes) to make their data more readable by machines without affecting the layout for users.…

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