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September 3, 2010

Better Google Snippets for Movie Sites

Google's snippets for sites like IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes include more information: movie directors and featured cast members. Google links to the corresponding page for each director and actor, so you can quickly find information about Alfred Hitchcock even if you only remember that he directed The Birds.

Google already shows rich snippets for reviews, events, recipes, people profiles, but web developers need to add structured HTML content using microformats, HTML5 microdata or RDFa. Even if IMDb doesn't use any of the three formats, Google still manages to extract useful information.


  1. Thanks for this information. W3C's HTML5 microdata research on the topic, I will. Thanks drew my attention to this matter.

  2. Good going. Other things to make search better would be movie poster, genre and release year.


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