Google Announces Support for Microformats

There have been indications of this for some time, but the Google Lat Long Blog has now announced full support for hCard Microformat. This is a tagging system that allows a website builder to indicate what type of data is included on a page. It’s most often used for contact info, but other data types (such as reviews), can be tagged as well.

Information tagged in this manner is easier for Google to categorize, and can show up as a citation in Google Places, or even a more prominent link.

Mike Blumenthal has a great write-up on why hCard Microformat is important.