Hootsuite uses it, Scribd uses it, and several other sites use it to be more search bot friendly and interactive for users. Here’s a list of the most social link types, attributes, and elements in HTML5.
Article Element – This tells search bots when content is related to other content, such as with blog comments.
Cite Element – This cites sources and is a great way to give credit where credit is due.
KBD Element – Under certain circumstances, this can be used as a voice command.
Embed Element – This represents integration with non-HTML points, such as applications or other interactive content.
Link type “Author” – This can be used with link, a, or area elements and creates a hyperlink. When used with the a or area element, it indicates further information about the author of the article. When used with the link element, it indicates information about the author of a page.
Link type “Help” – This can be used with link, a, or area element and indicates that the referenced document provides help. When used with the a or area element, it indicates help for the article. Within the link element, it indicates help for the page.
Link Type “Pingback” – This may be used with the Link element and creates an external link resource to let authors of other blogs or articles know you referenced their information.
Accesskey Attribute – This generates keyboard shortcuts that activate elements.
If you’re an SEO, you should know the basics of HTML, and you should be aware of the upgrades in HTML5. If you don’t, W3 Schools is an excellent place to learn.
Stay social my friends,