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GoodRelations - The Web Vocabulary for E-Commerce

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GoodRelations is a standardized vocabulary for product, price, and company data that can (1) be embedded into existing static and dynamic Web pages and that (2) can be processed by other computers. This increases the visibility of your products and services in the latest generation of search engines, recommender systems, and other novel applications.

[goodrelations] Fwd: Google Penalizes Overstock for Search Tactics - WSJ.com

Barbara H Starr bstarr at ontologica.us
Thu Feb 24 11:36:23 CET 2011

Hi All,

I would love for you all to read the article below!  It is my belief, that colleges and universities have been linked back to Overstock.com as a result of their adoption of goodrelations and rdfa for e-commerce!  To hear that tOVerstsock have been penalized for this (backlinks from goodrelations adoption in effect) as a result of unethical back linking is amazing to me! (If you read the article below, it specifically cites back linking from .edu sites as a judgement for downgrading the SEO ranking of the site)

I do not see any black hat tactics here!  Merely academic references! Would love to hear any thoughts on the matter

Here is the link to the article!  And FYI, this has serious bottom line impact!

The original article and citation against JC Penny was in the NY times. 


looking forward to your feedback


Barbara Starr

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