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#1 dannyboy

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:21 AM

Hi

 

We have a blog with a few different authors.

 

Thinking about editing the posts to include a link to their Google+ profile.

 

So I guess we should do it for all posts and also the actual author will need to add our blog to their profile (contributor to....) to complete the loop.

 

Correct?

 

For our site and blog we are just using the google rel publisher at the moment.

 

Thanks Dan



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:52 AM

Correct. 



#3 qwerty

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:55 AM

While we're on the subject, there's something I'm not clear on: does one choose between using rel-author or rel-publisher, or is it OK to use both for a given piece of content? I'm guessing that as long as the authors have G+ profiles and the business also has a page, there's no reason not to do both, but I'm not sure.



#4 Alan Perkins

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:10 AM

It's OK to use both.



#5 dannyboy

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:49 AM

Guess we need to add the rel author part to the link too.

 

Also is it the google+ url that ends in /posts or /about

 

Cheers Dan



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:28 PM

Mine goes to the posts page. 



#7 dannyboy

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 01:08 AM

Just a couple more please!

 

If I add markup correctly on blog posts but author doesn't make a link in their contributor section is there any benefit for me as the loop is not complete?

 

I guess google must give us some credit for this although I know authors photo wouldn't appear by the search results.

 

Also

 

Say I had 10 guest bloggers and they all added my blog to their contributor section in their google profile, I would imagine this has really good benefits link wise?

 

Looking forward to your feedback.

 

Danny



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:48 AM

 

 

If I add markup correctly on blog posts but author doesn't make a link in their contributor section is there any benefit for me as the loop is not complete?

 

 

 

Yes, Google is still able to sometimes figure it out. Definitely add it regardless.

 

Say I had 10 guest bloggers and they all added my blog to their contributor section in their google profile, I would imagine this has really good benefits link wise?

 

They would be links, yes. And they would pass link popularity and PageRank presuming they didn't have the nofollow attribute on them. 



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:59 PM

Having trouble getting this to work.

 

Its fine with our main site but for our blog ie same domain /blog doesn't work.

 

Pretty sure its the wordpress twenty eleven theme.

 

We have multiple authors on the site and there are plugins but they seem very complicated.

 

So I just want to be able to paste the code into the end of each post.

 

Any ideas please?



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:16 AM

Having trouble getting this to work.

 

 

 

 

It just doesn't always work. Google is still working out the kinks. 


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:36 AM

You can test if it's working by using the Structured Data Testing Tool:

 

http://www.google.co...ls/richsnippets

 

Visit that page and enter the URL of one of your blog posts into the form you find there. Then click the Preview button.

 

On the results page, there's a field to verify authorship. Enter the Google+ profile of the blog post author and click the Verify Authorship button.

 

If you've done everything right, you'll see a preview of the authorship rich snippet.  Otherwise it will tell you where you've gone wrong.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:57 AM

But...even if the test says it working, doesn't mean it will show up properly in the search results. 


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:35 AM

Have done everything correct and tested on the site with rich snippets and works ok.

 

But when it comes to the posts on /blog which is a wordpress blog it doesn't work.

 

Like I said before pretty sure its a wordpress issue

 

So we need a wordpress expert me thinks.

 

And true Jill not guaranteed to show in search even if snippets tool says yes.



#14 Alan Perkins

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:37 AM

When you say "It doesn't work", do you mean the testing tool?



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:43 AM

Only error message from snippets tool

 

We are sorry. The service you requested is currently unavailable. Please try again later.



When you say "It doesn't work", do you mean the testing tool?

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