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[Plugin: Google Plus Author Information in Search Result (GPAISR)] Unverified pages ranking in Googl (7 posts)

  1. zetaagency
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    We have implemented your plugin on our agency blog but we have started to see non blog pages and the root domain ranking with an employees author profile attached. This has confused me as there is no Google author code on these pages and it is only the blog articles which I have setup and intended to rank with authorship.

    When checking the root domain (http://www.zeta.net/) with the rich snippet tool it tells me its not verified:

    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeta.net%2F

    GOOGLE SERP EXAMPLE: https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&biw=1788&bih=1115&q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeta.net%2F&oq=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeta.net%2F&gs_l=serp.3..0i8i33i30l3.122890.122890.0.123052.1.1.0.0.0.0.66.66.1.1.0...0.0.RBM47ufFkvA

    Do you have any idea what might be causing this?

    I look forward to your response.

    Regards,
    [ Signature and email redacted. ]

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-author-information-in-search-results-wordpress-plugin/

  2. Florian Simeth
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi zetaagency,
    sorry for the late response. WordPress does not send me any emails so I do not know when a new question on this support forum come up.

    But I hope it's not too late :-)

    Normally Google should only match the pages and blogposts with your Google+ profile when the url was found inside the content (sour code). When the Google+ Link was not found inside the content Google cannot match the content with a profile.

    Do you have a example where Google matches a wrong page or post?

    Greetings

  3. zetaagency
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi floriansimeth,

    This issue was strange and I was unable to find a fix.

    Author mark-up code was added to each of our wordpress users author pages on our blog. Example: http://www.zeta.net/how-to-build-a-successful-brand-even-if-people-hate-your-product/

    All but one of the user profile linked correctly and worked in google search

    One user profile caused an issue where by all pages across the entire domain linked with his google plus profile. Pages which did not have the mark up code on for example the root domain started appearing in search with the user profile linked.

    I had no option but to remove the link back to zeta.net from the about sections on the problem g+ profile, this in turn fixed the issue.

    All other wordpress users which have been linked to g+ are currently working as expected.

    I will add the link back into the problem profile and try to recreate the issue and report back.
    Thanks for getting back to me.

    Regards,
    Matt

  4. zetaagency
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I said the mark-up was applied to the author pages but I should of said the mark-up code was applied to the authors text in the right hand column box on each of the blog posts.

  5. zetaagency
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is the author that was causing the problem: http://www.zeta.net/are-you-prepared-for-panda/

  6. Florian Simeth
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi zetaagency,

    that sounds really strange. When I test your above mentioned url with the rich snippet testing tool it seems that everything is okay: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeta.net%2Fare-you-prepared-for-panda%2F

    Maybe the link is already back in his profile?

  7. zetaagency
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi floriansimeth,

    I can now show you an example of the author tag appearing on a non verified page in search:

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&site=&source=hp&q=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeta.net&oq=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeta.net&gs_l=hp.3...1187.12244.0.12916.31.28.3.0.0.0.358.2219.23j4j0j1.28.0...0.0...1c.V0OOm_uVXko

    I have removed the link back to Zeta from my g+ profile to prevent any further pages being linked again so I hope you can see this before it gets re indexed.

    This is the result from the rich snippet tool:

    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeta.net%2Fteam%2F

    Can you see anything that might identify the problem?

    Regards,
    Matt

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