Twitter cards are awesome. When they are set up properly on your site Twitter can display a summary of your article, with an image, right there in the users stream when ever your content is shared. But, by default Twitter isn't able to show images from Joomla sites. It's a very easy fix.
Welcome to the new world of SEO where search engines don't care about what keywords you stuff into your titles or how many backlinks you paid for through fiverr.com. If your not using Microdata yet, you soon will be. If you care about SEO, you don't have a choice.
You may remember the hysteria a couple years back. The Aztec calendar was coming to its millennium-long conclusion on December 2012, planets were aligning, the world was going to end, they made a ridiculous movie, we were all… going… to die…
Then nothing happened. Oh, well. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
For those in the internet world, the lead up to “Mobilegeddon” was much the same. Lots was said, tech blogs warned of the coming SEO disaster, the #mobilegeddon hashtag was trending on twitter, people were panicking about the profitability of their websites come April 21.
Last week in my first article about Microdata I provided a brief introduction to the concept of Microdata and how it applies to a Joomla site. In discussion with other developers over the past week I'm surprised at how many people are unaware of this technology or just plain confused by it.