Google has recently come out in support of using structured data markup for your organizations logo. This isn’t earth shattering stuff, but it will be nice to let big G know that if they show an image during search results to show your image. I like Google’s emphasis on structure markup as it allows web designers to be specific with Google’s spiders instead of leaving results up to interpretation.
Google has told the FTC they will make a few changes to it’s products and the FTC decided to voluntarily close it’s 19 month investigation. This is extremely interesting considering how the FTC treated Microsoft not so many years ago. Here are the changes that Google agreed to make:
As discussed previously structured data is a way to markup your website. Google will crawl your website and possibly change this microdata into Rich Snippets. The snippets the few lines of text that appear under every search result—are designed to give users a sense for what’s on the page and why it’s relevant to their query.
Structured Data is Data that resides in fixed fields within a record or file. Relational databases and spreadsheets are examples of structured data. Although data in XML files are not fixed in location like traditional database records, they are nevertheless structured, because the data are tagged and can be accurately identified.