Adaptive Blue, creators of the smart-browsing add-on, BlueOrganizer, released a new metadata format called “AB Meta”, which consists of a set of HTML head tags that allow you to quickly and easily annotate your pages with metadata that search engine spiders can use. AB Meta is specifically geared toward pages about particular things, for instance, a book, a movie, a recipe and more.
The goal is to make the web smarter by providing easier ways for page authors to create the sort of meta data that search engines need to connect content. The payoff for publishers is the potential to attract more visitors by letting search engines know, rather than making them guess, what your pages are about.
AB Meta is a simple and open format for annotating pages that are about things.
A book publisher can use AB Meta to provide information about a book such as the author and ISBN, a restaurant owner can provide information such as the cuisine, phone number and address and a movie reviewer can annotate reviews with movie titles and directors.
The format allows site owners to describe the main thing on the HTML page in a very simple way - using standard META headers. AB Meta is purposefully simple and understandable by anyone. AB Meta is based on eRDF Standard.
The benefit of AB Meta is that it makes it easy for software to identify things–books, music, movies, recipes, restaurants, wine and more–inside regular HTML pages. With AB Meta, search engines can find and classify pages to help users interact with real things instead of flat HTML pages.