[uf-discuss] Microformats and Spam

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Fri Nov 18 11:28:02 PST 2005

On Nov 18, 2005, at 9:03 AM, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> As said before, microformats encourage the use of *visible data*, not
> invisible (meta)data, and thus microformats agrees with the  
> position that
> you should NOT use CSS to hide microformatted content.
> And, read this blog post by Matt Cutts where he makes some good  
> points about
> microformats:
>  http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/web-20/
> This quote is particularly telling:
> "And the data isn’t out-of-band like RSS is–it’s incorporated on  
> the HTML
> page–so it’s a little easier to handle."
> As far as we know, the source you cite, Matt Cutts, thinks  
> microformats are
> "Pretty neat stuff."

I just want to chime in an reiterate this- I know Matt Cutts is a  
microformats fan, I was sitting next to him when he wrote the above  
blog post.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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