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2 Bugs related to Google Authorship settings (1 post)

  1. JC John Sese Cuneta
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    Posted 1 year ago #

    WordPress version: 3.5.1 Multisite subdirectory
    WordPress SEO version: 1.4.4

    I did this:
    Part 1:
    1) Added a "Google +" link under my profile.
    2) Enabled Titles & Metas > Home > Author highlighting: > my username

    Part 2:
    1) Entered link to Titles & Metas > Home > Google Publisher Page:

    Part 3:
    1) Deleted all Google Authorship setting in the Titles & Metas > Home section (ie Author highlighting set to "Don't show" and Google Publisher Page left empty)
    2) Left the "Google +" link under my profile intact

    Part 4:
    1) Deleted the "Google +" link under my profile

    I expected the plugin to do this:
    Part 1: It showed up correctly.
    Part 2: Add a new meta rel="publisher" line
    Part 3: Not show any meta rel="author" / meta rel="publisher" lines
    Part 4: Correct

    Instead it did this:
    Part 1: It showed up correctly.
    Part 2: But the plugin instead replaced the meta rel="author" line with the meta rel="publisher" line
    Part 3: But the plugin is still showing meta rel="author" line
    Part 4: Correct

    * Additional comments:
    For Part 3 and 4, it appears that as long as the "Google +" field under Profile is filled up, the meta rel="author" line shows up in the homepage (I haven't tested if it shows up in posts and pages), regardless if the setting "Author highlighting" is set to "Don't show".

    For Part 2: I'm not sure if there are negative effects on having meta rel="author" and meta rel="publisher" together, but from my other sites, it works fine and Google recognizes it as well, as well as in RDFa. Works well in searches too.

    That's all, thank you very much.

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