After the Google places update a few weeks ago, I was reading a lot of articles and guides on microformat implementation. How would it help in the indexation of my pages, and thus the ranking effects of microformat. Although there are no definite results and solid proof that microformat really affects rankings, I decided to go with it. It’s not just the rankings, but it’s how the data is being presented too. My resume page on this blog is now on microformat.
But is microformat? According to its own wiki site, Microformats are small patterns of HTML to represent commonly published things like people, events, blog posts, reviews and tags in web pages. Microformats enable the publishing of higher fidelity information on the Web; the fastest and simplest way to provide feeds and APIs for the information in your website.
If you are interested to learn how microformat works and how to implement it in your site, here’s a few good articles regarding microformats:
These are just a few of my favorites and if you have more to add, feel free to leave it in the comments.