Google confirms Microformats are still a recommended metadata format for content

Google announced that they are removing support for the data-vocabulary metadata markup that could be used to provide rich search results on its Search Engine.

In a Twitter exchange, John Mueller, a Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, confirmed that Microformats are still being supported by Google at this time:

John also confirmed that he knows of no upcoming plans to deprecate Microformats:

This is an especially great result due to the way that Google is quite happy to abandon various metadata formats, as noted in our 7th anniversary blog post, almost 8 years ago. With this announcement, Microformats are now the longest-supported metadata format that Google parses, since at least 2009!

With the continued growth of Microformats across the IndieWeb, we expect that Google will extend its Microformats support accordingly.

Written by Jamie Tanna's profile image Jamie Tanna on , and last updated on .

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