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  1. BlissfulMiss
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm trying to set up authorship markup for my site so my photo appears next to my articles in Google searches. I've read about three methods and have done the two that are both supposed to work for my scenario, but neither are working.

    - I have a Google+ account with a profile picture
    - I have an email address that includes the domain name of my site
    - I have updated my Google+ profile with that email address
    - I have verified my email address with Google+
    - I have added my website URL to Google+ in the "contributor to" section
    - I have added a link back to my Google+ profile within my author biography section, which appears on all my content pages
    - I have updated my email address on my author info page

    I've probably done more steps that I can't think of right now. I did read about using a plugin, but it was recommended not to and I'd rather not if I don't have to.

    When I go to the Google Webmaster Tools site and enter a URL for a page of content, it says "Page does not contain authorship markup".

    Further down under "Extracted structured data" it shows info for all my pages of content. For each one, in red it says this:

    Error: Missing required field "updated".
    Error: Missing required hCard "author".

    I am using the Pinboard theme and my site is http://blissfulmiss.com.

    I appreciate your help.

  2. elmalak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,
    I guess you're almost there,
    Looking at the source code of your site it shows this,
    <a href="https://plus.google.com/https://102644894770095775314"
    rel="author" target="_blank"> Join me on Google+
    The URL is not written correctly, I believe correcting this should solve your problem.
    https://plus.google.com/102644894770095775314/

    Let me know if that works.

    Thanks.

  3. BlissfulMiss
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, elmalak. I had actually already changed that. I works to link to my google profile, but I'm still having trouble.

    I just started researching the error codes and I know that's the key to fixing it. I've found a few people talking about how to fix the errors, but so far I'm still stuck.

  4. BlissfulMiss
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just tried suggestions found in this article http://www.ilmigo.com/fix-hfeed-warning-field-set-hatomentry.html

    However, it's not specific to my theme, which is Pinboard, so the code I was supposed to look for wasn't what it said to look for. I'm so confused!

  5. elmalak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi @BlissfulMiss:

    I see your problem has been solved and your author info appears next to your posts as you can see in the link below.

    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?q=http%3A%2F%2Fblissfulmiss.com%2F

    Elmalak

  6. BlissfulMiss
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes. I got help on the forum for my theme. I changed the html code that links to my google+ profile slightly. Both worked to actually link to my profile, but the new one worked for authorship.

    Of course, I'm still not seeing my photo next to actual search results yet. Still waiting for the mysterious Google gods to decide its okay I guess.

  7. bluesunday007
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having the same problem as BlissfulMiss.

    My http://bgordonconsulting.com

    I'd greatly appreciate it if someone could verify what it is I've done wrong and alert me to how to fix it.

    Big thanks in advance if someone can help me out.

  8. elmalak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi @bluesunday007,
    Try adding this to the end of your Google Plus URL.
    ?rel=author

    So you would have it like this,
    <link rel="publisher" href="https://plus.google.com/113358925238675704313?rel=author"/>

    Let me know if that helps.

  9. bluesunday007
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Elmalak,

    Thank you for responding.

    When you say add the ?rel=author at the end of my Google Plus URL, you mean added it to where I originally added my Google Plus URL in my Google Plus profile?

    I just want to make sure I'm adding this bit of code in the appropriate section of Google Plus.

    Inside one's Google Plus profile there is a LINKS section where you can add custom links, including in "Other profiles" and "Contributor to"

    Do you mean I should add the ?rel=author tag to either of those sections as part of my Google + profile link?

    Otherwise I'm left trying to understand where I do make the change to add the authorship tag to my Google + profile?

    Hope I didn't confuse you here. Thanks again for your assistance.

  10. elmalak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, this part has to be added to markup that appears on your site pages.
    How did you add that part to your own site?

  11. bluesunday007
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I did add the markup to my contact pages in my blog.

    When I'm in my blog as an admin, I see the Google + URL, plus the authorship tag, which I added.

  12. elmalak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, so that's where you need to add that part to the code so it appears in the source of your site pages.

  13. bluesunday007
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've now added:

    <link rel="publisher" href="https://plus.google.com/113358925238675704313?rel=author"/>

    to all of my pages in my blog.

    Does it take a while for Google to recognize this?

  14. elmalak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  15. bluesunday007
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Got it! It's working! Just verified it myself. Thank you, Elmalak.

  16. BlissfulMiss
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    While your authorship appears to be working, I'll go ahead and explain what worked for me in case it helps someone else.

    In a text widget in my footer I added this code:

    Google+

    I had a slight variation to this, suggested by someone else and seems to work for others, and it worked to link my blog to Google+, but not for authorship.

    I also have this code under user>admin>edit in the Biographical Info section. I don't know if it's required to have it in both places to work, but I had it here as suggested by my theme's creator, but it didn't work for authorship until I changed the code in my foot text widget. He had mentioned putting it in the header, but I couldn't figure out how to do that. Luckily this worked for me. It's been probably a month and a half and I still don't have the photo showing next to my posts in actual Google searches, yet Google shows I do have authorship markup working. So it's a waiting game I guess. Frustrating.

  17. bluesunday007
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Thanks for the follow-up, BlissfulMiss.

  18. elmalak
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    You're welcome, @bluesunday007, glad I could help.

  19. BlissfulMiss
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Well apparently when I put the code in my previous post it created a link instead of showing the code. I'll try again.

    <a href="https://plus.google.com/102644894770095775314?rel=author"> Google+</a>

    Hope this works. ;)

  20. BlissfulMiss
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Nope. Does anyone want to tell me how to enter code without it creating a link? For future reference more than anything.

  21. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Use the code button or backticks - before and after - I fixed your post above.

  22. jamieblanch
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    It doesn't show the code it only shows the link. I had similar issues on my site britpopnews.comand to be brutally honest sometimes it takes awhile for the authorship to sync up. I'd say if you have added that code to the google+ profile (which just shows up as a link "google+") that's the last part you need to do. You might want to go into google webmaster tools and make sure the site is reindexed so google knows you made a bunch of changes. Good luck!

  23. anugoyal
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hey guys,

    Great string... Is it possible that most of my pages are find except for the Category and Tag pages?

    Also, even though the following link shows that my authorship credentials are all set... my image doesn't show up.

    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pediatricsboardreview.com

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance,
    - AG

  24. leheiner
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi all, with this code i get a conduit search page, nt my profile? Google

    Here is my page Google

    Hope you can help me.

    Lonny

  25. leheiner
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

  26. leheiner
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Why is it converting my code to hyperlinks?

    When I clicked on the first generated link above, it takes me to my profile as it should, but when I click on the hyperlink from the website I get the conduit search page, not my profile.

    Lonny

  27. leheiner
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi all, with this code i get a conduit search page, nt my profile? Google

    Here is my page Google

    Hope you can help me.

    Lonny

  28. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Please start up a new thread:
    http://wordpress.org/support/forum/how-to-and-troubleshooting#postform

    When you do wrap your code in backticks so that they don't get parsed

  29. zain.daniyal
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi.....Could someone help me...

    My blog had google authorship and I believe it still has it however my google plus pic used to appear in the search results and now it doesn't.

    my blog is: http://zainullabiddin.com/

    and my google plus page is here

    Could someone tell me why my google plus is not appearing on search results anymore. Thanks

  30. battlechaser1212
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hello guys im new to wordpress more or less and im trying to fix the same auto error my seb site is http://www.snappingturtlecomics.com ive no idea how to fix the problem or how to mess with code. please help

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