Microformats Resources to Help Structure Your Data for the Semantic Web
In a previous article we discussed how the Semantic Web relies upon markup languages that tag Web content so it is easier for machines to interpret. This can be accomplished in a number of ways including tagging content as structured data or linked data. The last article in this series provided an introduction to marking up your content as structured data using microformats.
Microformats are one of the standard markup formats used to create structured data. Like any markup language, they consist of tags and attributes that are used to “mark up” your Web content so that a search engine can recognize the content as structured data.
I was originally going to continue this series with an article about creating structured data using RDFa, but realized that there are so many great resources out there on microformats that I would hate to leave the topic without mentioning them.
Following is a list of tools and other resources that can help you mark up your content as structured data to prepare it for the Semantic Web.
In the last article on using microformats to create structured data, I mentioned some tools that can help you generate your own structured content using microformats. Here are links to those and some additional templates:
Google Microformats Resources
Google is using structured data more and more in its search results. Here are some articles on how to prepare your content using microformats so Google will see your content as structured data:Continued on the next page