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[resolved] Need help setting up (25 posts)

  1. tracersa
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I must say I was quite impressed when I first saw this plugin since I have not been able to successfully setup my profile appearing in search results of google previously. I have installed this plugin and my google profile page is all setup but I am finding it a little bit hard to get started with this plugin. I visited the site, signed up as well but it doesn't seem to have a basic starting video neither documentation as such is available for me to get a start. so any help on how to get started from level 1 will be appreciated.

    Secondly, I have a multi-author blog. I am the administrator but have 'contributors' as well. This is one reason I choose this plugin since the features mention that. I saw a tutorial on how to setup for a single author blog but again I couldn't find how to do it if a blog is multi-authored??

    All in all the plugin seems quite impressive BUT I am finding it hard to setup. Please help. Any guidance will be appreciated

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/authorsure/

  2. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    The issue you are facing is likely down to AuthorSure checking that the author of a post is at least an "author" and not merely a "contributor".

    This is in line with the WordPress levels of authority that indicate that a contributor can create content but not publish it. It therefore makes sense to me that if a contributor cannot publish then they are not likely to be attributed as the author of the work and hence have an "author profile" within the site.

    However we should have made this decision explicit in the AuthorSure documentation before now. We will do so.

    I am open to the idea of having a AuthorSure plugin setting that allows the minimum level of authorship to be either "author" or "contributor"

    Please let me know if you would like the option to be able to have "contributor" as the minimum authorship setting?

    Regards

    Russell

  3. tracersa
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am not exactly sure which issue have you pointed to by saying

    The issue you are facing is likely down to AuthorSure checking that the author of a post is at least an "author" and not merely a "contributor"
    :(

    anyways, leaving rest aside. I have setup the plugin for almost 5 days now. The site gets indexed really fast and shows up in search result almost the very next day after a post is made BUT the picture/google authorship is not showing at all. There has been no progress whatsoever. Any help?

    (Note: I had previously setup the google authorship manually and google authorship was showing for one or two out of 100 posts so I decided to use AuthorSure thinking I must have not set it up correctly)

  4. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    Re: your first point - WordPress has several "levels" of user - AuthorSure by design will not produce author links for the 2 lowest levels; "subscriber" and "contributor"; your authors can be of level "author", "editor" or "administrator"

    Google does not decide to show your face in the SERPS instantly - the fastest we are aware of is 8 days; the slowest is 5 months - it depends of many factors known only to Google.

    The important thing for you to do is to check whether your face appears the preview for the posts in the Google Rich Snippets Testing Tool. If it does that you have set up Google authorship correctly.

    Then all you need to do is wait - and keep writing articles and building your authority through other means.

  5. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just a note here, as of the 12 April or so, the Google Rich Snippets Test Tool stopped showing the preview image - it just shows up the page as being verified but there is no photo.

    I don't know at this stage if this is a bug in the GRSTT on a manifestation of some other change that Google is planning in its implementation of AuthorRank

  6. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Normal service was resumed on April 16th, Google Rich Snippets Test Tool is showing faces again. With the new update, Google allows you to paste in HTML as well as specifying a URL, see Updates to Rich Snippets

  7. ayoungvoice
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I installed authorsure on a couple of blogs. All but one is working. It doesn't show who the author is. (no choices to choose) This is weird since I am the admin and author. Any clue why that is happening? The theme is Genesis Tapestry so it shouldn't be a problem. the url is http://www.rebeccaolkowski.com

  8. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Rebecca,

    The issue is that you have too many rel=author links

    For this site http://www.rebeccaolkowski.com, where you are using the 'author box' method, you need to remove the rel=author from the 'About Rebecca' menu link to the page http://www.rebeccaolkowski.com/about/

    Go to Appearance | Menu , and edit the main menu, select the "About Rebecca" link, make the link relationship XFN setting visible (there is a option at the top of the page to show/hide this info) and then remove the value "author", then Save.

    Your posts/pages should then validate.

  9. ayoungvoice
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Russell. That helps. I had previously inserted some code before finding the plugin. I was originally going to do the menu method and was surprised that my name didn't show up as the author. I like the author box method though.

    Using the author box method I connected my Google account with the author page instead of the "about" page. Is this correct?

    Do you know if it's necessary to validate the domain email with Google as well because I will be using this for several clients?

  10. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is hard to say if it is 100% necessary to make an authorship request for every domain but it will not hurt - here is a handy link http://www.authorsure.com/authorship-request

    I suspect that maybe one request per author is sufficient but Google are not clear about this.

  11. ayoungvoice
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks so much!

  12. jbocook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We have a new staff member. The auhorbox at the end of the post shows her bio, but does not show her name.
    http://www.interactivitymarketing.com/beginners-public-relations-lessons/

    I can't figure out why. She's the only one this has happened to.

  13. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @jbocook If you edit Nicole's user profile on WordPress what is showing up as her "Display Name"?

  14. jbocook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The author for the public relations lessons is Melissa Moss. Her display name should be Melissa Moss, but I also set it to Melissa.
    We've been able to select the author from the dropdown inside the posts box, but for some reason on Melissa it doesn't work.

  15. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you set up Melissa as a contributor? Maybe she needs to be at least an "Author", check her assigned role/capability

  16. jbocook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have her set as an administrator. Her blog post shows up as author melissa, and http://www.interactivitymarketing.com/author/melissa/ is working correctly, but for some reason her name doesn't show in the author box of that post.

  17. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The other possibility is some issue with the her wp_users entry or the wp_usermeta entries in the database.

    The fact it only affects one account suggests that the issue is to do with data rather than code.

  18. jbocook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Russell, I'l take a look and report back

  19. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The AuthorSure code uses a standard WordPress function to get the Author Name

    get_the_author_meta('display_name', $id )

    This returns about 100 spaces for the author name and a uRL of http://www.InteractivityMarketing.com/author/nicole/

    I suggest you dig around the database and look at the metadata for Nicole and Melissa

    It also seems you are doing some URL rewriting somewhere by replacing 'author' by 'staff'

    http://www.interactivitymarketing.com/staff/melissa/

  20. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ignore the 'staff' comment. I suspect 'staff' is just a page and you have a sub-page for each member of staff.

  21. jbocook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your right, it's just a page.
    I replaced the wordpress core files and melissa is now working.
    I guess there must have been something wrong with the wp core.

  22. Lollygreen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I have had your plugin for a few months, today is the first day that I checked to see if my picture comes up when I do a search for my articles and it does not, but the I use the Structured Data Testing Tool my picture shows and everything looks good to me.

    Could you please have a look at my website and see if you can work out why this is not working.

    My website is Here

    With Gratitude

    Lolly

  23. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Lollygreen,

    Your Author profile is not verified - see Google Rich Snippets>

    You have a www versus non-www issue

    Warning: based on data collected from your profile, you contribute to http://www.diabetes2.com.au while your website seems to be diabetes2.com.au.

    Your probably need to change your Contributor link on your Google+ profile from http://www.diabetes2.com.au to diabetes2.com.au

  24. Lollygreen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Russell,

    Thank you for that, I did see something similar the first time I checked and I sadly went and changed it to the www one as I thought it was the right one, then for some reason it showed as being fine, and then today when I checked it showed up again as one of them needing to change! lol

    Any idea now how long before my image shows now in search results, its it a big wait time again becasue I had it wrong for so long?

    With Gratitude for all your help. Love the plugin, will love it even better now I have set it up right! lol

    Lolly

  25. Russell Jamieson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Lolly,

    All AuthorSure can do it make your face eligible for display it the SERPS; it cannot guarantee it - as the decision of whether or not to show your face is fully under the control of Google algorithms.

    Earliest I have seen is 5 days; longest is 6 months.

    All I can suggest is to post original content regularly to your site and engage on social media channels, including Google+.

    Cheers

    Russell

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