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Are the "author" and "publisher" link types still relevant for Google+? (2016)

I was searching a lot regarding rel=publish and rel=author but got some doubts because most articles are from 2013 and 2014. First, I understood that Google is not showing author's picture in SERPs ...
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How should I correctly use the <meta name=“author”> tag?

Should the author tag be the author of the content of the page, or the author of the HTML (if these were different)? The spec (w3/moz) doesn't help to clarify for me. (I appreciate it may have no ...
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rel=author and rel=me without Google profile

Based on the post at Google Webmasters, a Google profile seems to be needed for rel=author to work. But this post on our forum does not indicate that. How do I implement rel=author and rel=me ...
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Why Author Information isn't showing for all pages in google search result?

As you can see on the image, the author information is being shown only for one page, not others, why not all pages are showing the author information? Do I need to do anything additionally to get it ...
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Indicating web design authorship in a design as a freelancer in a professional way [closed]

I thought this was probably already posted, but didn't know how to phrase it in order to search it. I was hoping the automatic duplicate search would turn up something, but nothing came up on the ...
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Using a company for Google authorship?

Can you use a company's page as the author for google authorship or does it have to be an actual persons google + account for it to work ? I.e. could i have it showing in search results as "-by acme ...
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Why would Google Rich Snippets work for one site author but not another?

I'm using the Rich Snippets with two of my websites: http://www.meow.fr and another one. They both have the same two authors: Jordy and Jing. What is amazing is that the Google+ profile picture is ...
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Is the correct way for adding the author's name on Facebook Sharing to use: meta name="author"

In some Facebook posts I see the author of the page, beyond the title and description. For example, in the image below is the string "Di Redazione": Looking at the source code of the page: http://...
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Google Authorship not displaying

A few months back I set to the task of verifying my blog content for Google Authorship. I'm fairly confident I've ticked all the boxes and when I test my posts with the Google Structured Data tool it ...
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Troubleshooting Google Author

I have successfully implemented the neat Google Author feature on my Computer Performance website. However, I am struggling to set it up on my fashion-era.com website. The only difference is that ...
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Establishing a relationship between the author and the website / article

I have integrated the author's markup into an article markup. To link the author to the article in a semantic context, I use the mainEntityOfPage attribute. The link to the article is marked as "...
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Does using an author's real name (vs just a company name) typically improve the ranking of blogs/articles?

Is there a general rule of thumb for authorship of company blog posts or articles? Specifically, is there any possibility of hurting the search ranking of a website (or its blog posts) by not ...
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how to create link back from contributor section of google plus for dynamic pages

I wanted to add author information for my programming articles. I have added Google plus profile link to my site and followed further instructions by Google. In that Google had mentioned that from ...
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Could the rel="author" just be a username?

I want to use rel="author", however the type of blog I run is about a game, and doesn't relate to my real identity. I'm more known for my screen name, so would this still be okay to use for the rel="...
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Semantically labelling the author/creator of an object

I have a page where the object (music album) is the main focus. Directly underneath the title of the album is the artist of the album. Semantically I'm debating what would be the most appropriate tag ...
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How can I create my authorship markup on a page that I’m going to syndicate on other sites?

In an interview Google Web Spam Team Head Matt Cutts stated that “Syndication can be a valid way to either increase your reputation or to drive traffic and potentially to get more links. The main ...
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Will displaying author bios on posts, after they were previously hidden, cause SEO problems?

I used to hide author bios from my blog posts. The age of site is 11 months. From now on, if I show the author bios on every post, will it cause any problem with Google?
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Google authorship verification fails because Google does not recognize my full four part name

In the email verification section, I see a message as the image below: I am not sure, why it is detecting my name as 'ali rana' instead of "Md Ali Ahsan Rana". Can you please suggest how to get rid ...
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Stating where images were obtained from, recommended/required?

I was wondering if it's required or recommended to display the owner/source of any images used on my website? If I were to use a general image from another website (not necessarily having a specific ...
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Google authorship on non blog pages?

Adhering to Google authorship on your blog posts gets a little picture next to your title in the serp, but is it right to also use the authorship tag on normal 'static pages' ie home page, about us, ...
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Author page indexed, but how to deal with DC article list?

I create dedicated pages for content portal authors. I have good authors with high E-A-T, so I would be happy to let author pages be indexed. Author pages contain name, photo, bio, contact data and ...
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Can I use Google+ authorship tags on pages containing content I didn't create?

I was using a rel="publisher" tag on my site, but more and more I'm thinking that I could use rel="author" as well. Imagine that I am making a collection of things: photos, web sites, YouTube videos, ...
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Page authorship using rel=me link for non-article, non-textual sites?

Google’s recent addition of authorship with the combination of Google Plus and the rel=me link and verification of the Google Plus profile makes for some very compelling links for a site in the Google ...
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The rel attribute of hyperlink equals to author and the original source of the data

I have news application that collect news items from other websites on the base of some defined criteria. I'm trying to increase the SEO of my website and its Google rank. I tried something like the ...
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How do I create a Wordpress author alias?

I manage the blog for my company and essentially act as the editor for the posts that come in. Once they have been reviewed and approved, I load them up into WordPress and publish them. The problem ...
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