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  1. VIVO
  2. VIVO-257

Improve VIVO's appearance in Google search results

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: v2.1.0
    • Component/s: User Experience
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      Description

      Not used to improve search engine rankings, this is used to create a "rich snippet" in the search result, to entice users to click on the link.

      From Anirvan Chatterjee's presentation at the VIVO conference:

      Follow the directions at schema.org and schema.org/Person to add people-orientedHTML metadata to your profile pages.
      Use www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets to test your syntax.

      Also:

      Make <meta name="description"> on profile pages readable and descriptive (e.g. "Jane Doe's profile, publications, research topics, and co-authors")

      Finally:

      Create a dynamically-generated sitemap of all your profile pages (www.sitemaps.org)
      Mention your sitemap in your robots.txt file, and then register it with Google Webmaster Tools.
      Wait a day, user Google Webmaster Tools to validate that your sitemap works.

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              j2blake Jim Blake
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              j2blake Jim Blake
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