Here’s an example of what I’m experiencing:
I’ve noticed that when I go to tag or category archives, I am now seeing some text in the header that says:
Last updated by [user] at [date] along the top left.
I’ve found an extra <p> line inserted in that area with a class labeled “updated”. When I remove it from the source code (temporarily) everything goes back to normal. Here it is.
<p class=”updated” itemscope=”” itemtype=”http://schema.org/WebPage” itemid=”http://www.phacient.com/2012/02/how-can-social-media-help-internal-collaboration/”>Last updated by <span style=”float:none” class=”author vcard”><span class=”fn”>Patrick Healy</span></span> at <time itemprop=”dateModified” datetime=”2012-02-10T11:50:18+00:00″>February 10, 2012</time>.</p>
When I search this code I get a result that it’s in this plugin:
I’m OK getting rid of it altogether if need be but I don’t want to have to worry about doing it every time the plugin updates. I’m sure it’s supposed to be at the bottom of the page.
I’ve tried everything I could think of in terms of the plugin settings. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for the help.
[ Please do not bump, that’s not permitted here. ]
Change the Authorsure archive setting to “bottom” or “none”.
Your WordPress theme has an extra “loop” that occurs in the header before archive is displayed – with the “top” setting AuthorSure is being fired too early.
I had it set to bottom and it wasn’t helping. Switching it to ‘none’ did the trick. Have I hurt my authorship by doing this though?
Sorry about the bumping. I was unaware. Thanks for letting me know about it.
Your authorship is fine as your excerpts on the category pages have rel=author – so I suspect Google will just pick the first.
The AuthorSure Archive feature of adding a “Last updated” message with rel=author is useful for themes which do NOT add rel=author to excerpts – and also where you want to choose which author gets their face in the SERPs for each category/tag archive.
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