June 29, 2009
Why the new HTML 5 specification will have high importance to Video and SEO
The latest buzz in IT, in case you haven’t heard, is that HTML 4 is on its way out and HTML 5, which is still a work in progress (according to W3C it will be complete by late 2010), will in the near future be permanently cemented as the new HTML standard.
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This news would usually mean more to developers and designers but for those in search engine optimisation it’s time to step away from your screen and latest link building scheme for a minute (after you finish reading this blog of course!) and consider how the new standard will affect SEO.
HTML 5 will introduce new elements and attributes that will contain more semantic tags to describe the content or objects within them. For search engine optimisation this means additional data can be added for embedded objects such as video or audio. With video as an integral element of blended search, this is exciting news for those interested in video search optimisation.
Advantages of the new
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