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Google is one of several search-engines that index and support microformats.

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Google.com supports rel-nofollow, hCard, hReview, hReview aggregate, hProduct (since 2009-05-12 for rich snippets), hCalendar (since 2010-01-22), and hRecipe (since 2010-04-13) - in main search. See also related blog post on hCalendar hRecipe support.

rich snippets

Main article: rich-snippets

Rich Snippets is Google's term for the enhancement of search results ("snippets") with information from microformats from pages.


people

Google's documentation on Rich snippets - People support

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Details:

hCard properties supported (bold = required)

rel-me support:


organizations

Google's documentation on Rich snippets - Organizations support

Details:

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hCard properties supported (bold = required)


events

Google's documentation on Rich snippets - Reviews support

Multiple events:
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Or a single event:
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Details:

hCalendar properties supported (bold = required)


reviews

Google's documentation on Rich snippets - Reviews support

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Details:

hReview properties supported (bold = required)

hReview-aggregate additional properties supported in addition to the above (or additional requirements / subproperties)


recipes

Google's documentation on Rich snippets - Recipes support

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Details:

hRecipe properties supported (bold = required)


products and listings

Google's documentation on Rich snippets - Products support and Product properties: hProduct in particular.

Details:


hProduct properties supported (bold = required)

hListing (offers) properties supported (bold = required)

Related: Offer-aggregate properties supported (bold = required)

There is an obsolete claim of non-support:
"We do not currently support the hListing format for product rich snippets."
Real world examples have disproven this, e.g.:

advanced search

Through additional user interfaces:

search APIs

previous support

Google often shuts down sites or services, and some of those were implementations.

Social Graph API

Google Social Graph API supported XFN (launched 2008 February). See "Google Social Graph API How are your sites connected?".

see also

Google Search was last modified: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

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