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clock May 25, 2014 11:27 by author ben

Microdata is quickly becoming a must-have tool for site developers that want to improve their overall SEO strategy. By using Microdata tags, sites can tell search engines what type of content is being presented.

Let’s say you want to feature a movie on your site somewhere, and you would like to let the search engine know that you are listing a movie, as well as some important information about it.

Enter Microdata tags. These let search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo know that people searching for that particular movie might find your site useful. If anything, it makes it a lot more clear to their crawlers what the content on your site is about, so it can better determine how you fit in the results.

Microdata is more accurate than traditional metadata because it is content specific, not page specific. You can tag individual blocks of text differently, making a clear difference between a person’s name, their address, and a recipe for lobster ravioli.


Microdata has been one of the top features requested for Joomla! from marketers!

Developers will now be able to incorporate microdata more easily into their extensions and sites. From automating the Author tag in articles, to generating detailed markup for directories of information, the microdata library will significantly enhance how you can optimise SEO with Joomla!

Going Big on SEO & Better visibility in Search Engine results with MicroData

Joomla’s new microdata library, being released in Joomla 3.3, is going to significantly change how search engines can interpret the information you have on your site. The addition of microdata is one of the most significant SEO improvements since the release of Joomla 3.

When search engines process pages for indexing in their databases, they usually don’t know what the context of the text on the site is. Context is extremely important in delivering the correct information to end users.  For instance when you have ‘Avatar’ on a page, how does the search engine know whether its being referenced as an image avatar or the movie avatar, or just a regular image?

Microdata takes the guesswork out of this for the search Engines. Microdata places markup code inside your content that the search engine can read, and then rather than just indexing words, it can apply a context to them to identify features within the content.

This then lets the search engines identify things like who your article authors are, details about your business as a place, or details about events in your calendar on the site.

The next great benefit of using microdata is the ability to create Rich Snippets. Rich Snippets allows you to configure your content to show up as specially formatted data in search engine results. For example you can configure microdata on reviews and ratings on your site so that they then appear as part of the snippet when the search engine result is displayed.

How to use the JMicrodata library?

To use the new microdata semantics library you need to make an instance of the library in your extensions.

EXAMPLE:

        $microdata = new JMicrodata('Article');

So let's suppose that we have the following string:

        Written by ASPHostPortal Web Hosting

And we need to add an author property:

        echo 'Written by' . $microdata->content(“ASPHostPortal Web Hosting”)->property('author')->fallback('Person', 'name')->display();
   

The library will display:

        Written by
        <span itemprop='author' itemscope itemtype='https://yourdomain.com'>
            <span itemprop='name'>
                ASPHostPortal Web Hosting
            </span>
        </span>

   
What happens if the current scope is something other than 'Article', for example a 'Product' scope, and the current scope doesn't have an author property?
Well it will fall back in:

        <span itemscope itemtype='https://yourdomain.com'>
            <span itemprop='name'>
                ASPHostPortal Web Hosting
            </span>
        </span>       


If we want to disable the microdata semantics output?
You can simply disable the microdata output:

        $microdata->enable(false);



ASPHostPortal.com Proudly Announces Cheap Windows Cloud Server Hosting

clock May 5, 2014 13:26 by author ben

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ASPHostPortal.com, a leading Windows web hosting provider, proudly announces the most affordable Windows Dedicated Cloud Server. With Windows Dedicated Cloud Server Services from ASPHostPortal.com, you’ll find the perfect Cloud Server solution for your business. Web pages will load faster for ecommerce customers, databases will get higher IOPS and applications streaming large volumes of video and media files will experience low latency when customers run their applications. With cloud servers, you have the ability to upgrade and downgrade your servers on the fly. In some cases depending on the Operating System running on the cloud server it may still require a reboot. Migrating your cloud server to a different physical server can usually be accomplished with no downtime via hot migration.

ASPHostPortal.com offer Windows Dedicated Cloud Server with the following features:

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"An scalable and flexible cloud servers account costs $18.00 per month and gives you 40 GB Storage (SSD), SSD might make the server boot faster, it is now up to 100 times faster than a hard drive" said Dean Thomas, Manager at ASPHostPortal.com.

Cloud hosting systems are run on systems with very powerful processors with SAN Storage which is typically faster for most applications.  A storage area network can be easier to manage than other storage systems. By consolidating information into one easily accessible place, it becomes easier to access information while also making it simple to increase capacity as and when required.


Windows Cloud server probably holds the best stability / cost ratio performance. They do not suffer from the usual server hardware problems and they have all Cloud computing, benefits, i.e. they are stable, fast and secure.

Where to look for the best Windows cloud server service? How to know more about the different types of hosting services? Read more about it on http://www.asphostportal.com.

About ASPHostPortal.com:

ASPHostPortal.com is a hosting company that best support in Windows and ASP.NET-based hosting. Services include shared hosting, reseller hosting, and SharePoint hosting, with specialty in ASP.NET, SQL Server, and architecting highly scalable solutions. As a leading small to mid-sized business web hosting provider, ASPHostPortal.com strive to offer the most technologically advanced hosting solutions available to all customers across the world. Security, reliability, and performance are at the core of hosting operations to ensure each site and/or application hosted is highly secured and performs at optimum level.



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