I’ve written reviews on this blog since I started it in 2001. In fact, the original impetus for starting the blog was so I could review web design books.
Somewhere along the line, I learned about microformats and began using hReview to write book reviews. This was a good move for me and here’s why:
Google likes microformats. I picked one of my reviews at random and searched for it on Google. You can see my review is ranked 4th by Google.
If you are interested in learning about microformats, I recommend the book I didn’t review called “Microformats Made Simple.” If you like learning from View Source, here are the books I’ve reviewed so you can examine what I’m doing with the code. Pick one, view source, find
class="hreview" to see where the microformatted review starts. Soon you’ll know all my SEO hReview secrets.
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Thank you so much for this information! As someone who has started a theatre review blog, this information will come in handy. I will let you know how I get on. Thanks again for sharing this knowledge.
You may want to look into other microformats that would be helpful on your blog such as hCard, too. Good luck with the new blog.