I was trying to add author information for search. I followed this link and did everything in option 2. Added ?rel=author and added my blog in my Google+ account. But even after re submitting for index from Google webmasters author info doesnt come up. I have tested this through the Rich snippet testing tool in Webmasters account and everything seems fine and I do see a dummy result showing full info. And it also says rel=author markup has successfully established

So what am I missing out here ?

EDIT: Ok after long time it did come up in search results last week, but now its not coming up ? Is it related to traffic to site(which is not too bad) ?

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    How long has it been? Did you see this in that link: Google doesn't guarantee to show author information in Google Web Search
    – dan
    Commented Sep 29, 2013 at 6:14
  • @dan Its been almost 3 days now. Yes I did notice that peice of warning so am asking what else needs to be done to get authorship info in search results ?
    – GoodSp33d
    Commented Sep 29, 2013 at 12:44
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    If it works with the testing tool, then you'll need to wait a bit longer...it can take weeks for things to show up in Google.
    – dan
    Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 0:26

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This is from Google....

Rich snippets not appearing

Have you only recently updated your content?

If you've marked up your site's content, tested your markup using the rich snippets testing tool, and checked the common issues above, remember that it takes time for rich snippets to appear in search. You can also let us know about your content. (Although Google won't be able to individually reply to your message, we may use the information you supply to improve our detection and display of information in search results.)


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