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I'm trying to get my blog content author verified so my face gets into the Google search results. I managed to achieve this a few weeks back - When testing my content in the Google authorship testing tool it reported that I had been verified and I could see my mug in the results. All I had to do was wait a couple of weeks before I started popping up in the search results (I think(?)).

However, I seem to have thrown a spanner in the works. I set up Google apps for my domain and merged my old Google+ profile into my google apps account. This seemed to reset my Google+ profile (no biggy, since it was a new profile and only had 1 connection). I re-set up my G+ account and tied it all in to my blog and it's content.

I am now seeing some very strange behaviour. If you take a look at one of my blog posts through the snippet testing tool: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.fraser-hart.co.uk%2Fjquery-fullscreen-background-slideshow%2F&html=

You will see that it is not recognising me as an author. However, when you enter my profile URL (https://plus.google.com/108765138229426105004) into the "Authorship verification by email" input, you will see that it does in fact recognise it as verified.

Now, if you try and verify the same page again, it reverts back to unverified.

I thought I may have to just wait it out but this has been over a week now and previously (before I merged my profile) it happened instantaneously.

Has anyone experienced this bizarre behaviour before? What is happening here? More importantly, is there anything I can do to resolve it?

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Actually, that's showing verified for me. Perhaps it was just a case of waiting a little - it so often is with Google. –  GDav Nov 28 '12 at 8:47
If you solved the problem please let us know by answering your own question so visits can see. –  bybe Feb 15 '13 at 18:15

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