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Here's one page I've managed to get authors set up on properly, no errors:

http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scirra.com%2Fblog%2F42%2Fwelcome-to-the-new-website&view=

And here is one on another that throws an error with a different author:

http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scirra.com%2Fblog%2F46%2Fmore-on-html5-audio-codecs-and-politics&view=

Error: Google Profile does not link to article site

As far as I can tell, they are both identical in the way they are set up! I am really struggling to see the differences here. Can anyone tell me what's going on? Ashley's Google profile has a link set up to his profile page and we did check the box saying "This is about me".

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Pull up the two Google profiles in consecutive tabs. Switch to the "About" tab in both. See how yours has that "Other profiles" section at right, with a link back to scirra.com? Ashley's doesn't.

The verification process looks at the Google profile page for a backlink to the claiming site. See here, second bullet under "Associate your content with your Google Profile".

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Thanks! The link was there but wasn't set to viewable by everyone which fixed it :D –  Tom Gullen Sep 16 '11 at 23:31
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