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For the purposes of this answer Google Authorship = Author Rank When Google Authorship was introduced, it was all that the SEO community was talking about for a while. Google Authorship was primarily Google’s way to allow the authors of content to identify themselves for display purposes. It was like the first SERP feature, rich snippet, etc. We marked it up ...


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Google doesn't currently use meta information about authorship. At one point Google used authorship markup to provide rich snippets in the search results. However, Google stopped using authorship markup and showing authorship rich snippets in 2014. What you are seeing is Google rewriting your page titles to include your brand name. When you include your ...


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The only negative impact you'll see potentially would be in engagement on social media due to the snippet being smaller/less "in your face" on social media: Likes, Click Through Rate. Facebook should fall back to the "rawest" form of metadata that your document provides - Its crawler is perfectly capable of it, however, it doesn't prefer ...


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You need a very small image - the sharing thumbnail has to do with the size of the image/aspect ratio and can be very inconsistent. For Facebook the rule is to use a minimum of 600x315px to display the large image format, so with that we can deduce what will work to get the small version with image will floating left and the description on the right like you ...


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Twitter-specific Tags The twitter-specific title and description meta tags are redundant if they are identical to your og tags, so you can leave them out. If you omit twitter:title, Twitter will fallback to your og:title tag. If you omit twitter:description, Twitter will fallback to your og:description tag. If you don't include an og:type tag then you will ...


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