Thursday, January 26, 2006

Web Page Metadata

Google has released a study of metadata use in the pages they spider. They point out the most used ones and the most common errors.
The Dublin Core people can take some comfort from the fact that although their keywords didn't appear in the top ten chart above, they were quite well featured in the next few dozen. Here are the ten most used values, most popular first: dc.title, dc.language, dc.creator, dc.subject, dc.publisher, dc.description, dc.identifier,, dc.format, dc.rights. In fact the order maps relatively closely to the frequency of similar metadata in other constructs, like class names or rel values. Nice to know people are consistent!
The page discussing the Page Headers is also interesting.

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