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As with just about everything Google, setting up the information isn't necessarily a guarantee they're going to use it. If you've set up the code and the testing tools say everything's fine, that's about all you can do. For what it's worth, I don't see author snippets for anybody using your link above. Also, the author snippets are still being "piloted" and ...


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I used the instructions on the article How To Implement Rel=Author for creating my page. The only difference is that I had two rel=author links instead of one. I then tested the page with Google's rich snippets testing tool, and the first author that was linked was displayed as if it were the only author. The second author was not displayed at all. Multiple ...


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According to the HTML5 Working Draft: The author keyword may be used with link, a, and area elements. This keyword creates a hyperlink. For a and area elements, the author keyword indicates that the referenced document provides further information about the author of the nearest article element ancestor of the element defining the hyperlink, ...


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My personal opinion is that it's OK, assuming: You explicitly get the client's permission beforehand. I think it's presumptuous and unprofessional to just put your name on a design that has been commissioned by a paying client. That design and website is their property. You may have a clause in the contract that allows you to put the design in your ...


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Google+ pages can not be used as Authors. Authorship needs a profile (person). Company / Organisation can only have pages therefore they can only be publishers , not authors. company/organisation page" rel="publisher" /> person profile" rel="author" />


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No, the DOCTYPE should not affect the Google author feature. However, I would make sure your pages validate. If you have deemed that this is not working because the author information does not appear in the search results then keep in mind that Google is still trialling this feature and states that: Google doesn't guarantee to show author information in ...


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I couldn't find any author-specific information, but the HTML specs do allow you to define more than one link with the same relationship, e.g. <link rel="alternate" hreflang="de" href="//de.example.com/my/page.htm"> <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-gb" href="//uk.example.com/my/page.htm"> <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" ...


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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 ...


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Testing a page on the testing tool i saw this: Note: The testing tool currently only checks the first rel=author link listed on a webpage for a link to a Google+ profile [...]. It's possible that authorship may in fact be working for this page because of other rel=author links on the page. To verify that authorship is working on this page, please ensure ...


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rel=author is part of HTML5, so you don't have to link it to a Google profile. However Google are saying that if you link it to a Google profile then they may display your picture in search results. They are choosing to use their search engine product to promote their profile product. This post is more reassuring: The markup uses existing standards such ...


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Google will only list one Author per a site on one page of results. Since you are doing the search query "site: your domain" you are pulling up results of your domain and only 1 authorship will be listed in the serps. Your pages are working as intended. How to Test There is 2 really good methods of testing your urls to see if the rich snippets are ...


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I personally don't add them on client websites. In web design contracts you should outline this and let the client know that it's optional and you'll only do it with their connect. You could also add it into meta information see this question Standard way to mention website's developer One way isn't any better than another, though a text link can pass ...


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Assuming you don't have an email address on the domain of the sites you're syndicating to, embed a link to your Google+ profile in the article (remembering to add ?rel=author to URL), and add the syndicating site under the "Contributor to" section of your Google+ profile, as per Option 2 on Google's help page. I suspect a problem you might have with this is ...


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In this case how do i add link back in Google plus contributor section? is just linking from my website to Google plus enough? Absolutely! Simply link to their Google Plus account, ensure that you only ever have one link on a page at a time otherwise it doesn't work, you can read more by using the link below (No need to do option 1). If you don't want ...


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Using Google's authorship is meant for internal use i.e a author publishes something on your website. Also BBC would not be an authorship but rather a publisher. For citing sources you should use <blockquote> and <cite>: <blockquote> <p>Source Text</p> <footer> <cite><a ...


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I think best practise would be to use the open graph tag 'article:author', which links to your facebook profile. This is how Facebook ask you to declare an author. https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/opengraph/object-type/article Generally, when you use the Open Graph Debugger, warning messages are along the lines of "The 'og:NAME' property ...


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I would like to share you an excellent article on website authorship that recently moz shared. http://moz.com/blog/author-photos-are-gone-does-google-authorship-still-have-value-29334 you should read this post for your question. Another thing I want to say is that if you want to do SEO, only authorship will not work. There are a lot of things you are ...


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From what I have read, Google views rel author as only for individuals. Content that is written with the voice of a business can use rel publisher: The problem, in the real world, is that sometimes our clients’ websites are full of content which cannot, or should not, be attributed to the writer. Instead, the content is the voice of the company or brand ...


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The link type author is defined in HTML5: […] the author keyword indicates that the referenced document provides further information about the author […] So you can use any kind of URI that is "about" the author. This can be a personal website, a profile on a third party website (e.g. a social network profile or a gaming network profile), a page about ...


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As a safer approach, I would use a Google+ page (not profile) + rel="publisher" instead, it may not give the wished results (profile picture + number of +'s in search results), but could allow some other right side info to appear. You may notice that all these bloggers that appear in search results have their real name and most often their real face photo ...


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Doesn't matter. You should just use your Google+ profile URL anyway - i.e. <link rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/profileid"> in your site header. You could also do this in an <a> tag somewhere on the page. edit: as heytools noted however, using anything besides your real name on a Google+ profile constitutes a TOS violation. See ...


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It's most likely to do with Google choosing not to display your image... as you've said you have ticked all the boxes, the rich snippets tool is working too. It may be to do with the fact only 4 people have you in their circles which could indicate to Google that your profile isn't regularly maintained therefor not worth linking to that search result. ...


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Google+ is a young social network and I think you cannot use company for authorship; it must be an employee. But I agree it's not pratical because employee can leave the company. We must wait Google+ grows to use this kind of possibilities. More useful information in this article.


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Not to be rude but are you, or have you ever been, associated with a site that was significantly penalized by Google, by algorithm (in an update) or manually? If so, it makes sense that they might trust your other content less.


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I can only assume why this happened since Google doesn't publish detailed information on their algorithms. Google aims to personalize the web, remember all the +1 buttons in the web search, and after connecting your website with G+ accounts it is possible to match (not) existing contacts in the profile's circle with the person who searches. Probably you ...


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The warning part : Using copyrighted material on a website without the right of using it isn't a good idea. It could be fine for several years and you would be super happy, your website would have grown etc. And then on day, in the mailbox, you'll find that letter saying you've used a copyrighted picture for X years, so you'll have to pay x xxxx,xx$ for ...


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Yes. Mashable has a good rundown on setting up a G+ brand page and you can find out how to implement authorship information in this answer to "How do I get my Google+ picture to show up on Google searches?"



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