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Will Google Like Blockquotes For Structure?

blockquote-for-structureBlockquotes are like “east meets west” or the “ying and yang” of WordPress blogging. Blockquotes can make your blog posts pretty, but they are also a great way to add structure.

“The cite attribute does not render as anything special in any of the major browsers, but it can be used by search engines to get more information about the quotation.” — W3 School

I’ve seen too many WordPress users who use quotation marks around large quotes and miss the opportunity for using a blockquote for structure.

Blockquotes Are Easy

You can use the WordPress blockquote function by selecting either the Visual tap or the Text tab. In the Visual editor, mouse over and highlight the text in your quote. Then click the quotation mark icon in the toolbar above the editor. In the Text editor, mouse over and highlight the text in your quote. Then, click the “b-quote” button in the toolbar.

I like blockquotes because they honor the written word by setting it apart from the rest of the post and with some creative coding they can look amazing with outlines (above), background colors, or a fancy font.

Does Google Like Blockquotes?

I think the best answer is going to sound a little vague, but here goes… Blockquotes are structure and Google likes structure.

“It’s a good habit to always add the source of a quotation, if any.”
— W3 School

Vanessa Wood

I'm Vanessa Wood. I was an early adopter of WordPress and continue to build beautiful WordPress websites in CT. I'm working directly with clients and through marketing agencies to create new highly customized, business WordPress websites. I knit while I'm on hold and listen to punk rock.

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