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[resolved] Social graph problem with meta property article:publisher (6 posts)

  1. Boris_C
    Posted 2 years ago #


    What I did:

    I read and follwed your recent post on Social Media optimization (http://yoast.com/social-media-optimization-with-wordpress-seo-by-yoast/)

    FB's debugtool (https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hebammenblog.de) says that there is a problem with "Objects of this type do not allow properties named 'article:publisher'."

    When changing the value of "Facebook Page URL" in the Plugin-Settings to my personal site (instead of the fanpage url) that value changes as expected. But of course this is the wrong url. And: The debug tool does not recognize this change at all.

    Is something mixed up here? Maybe it's a bug?
    In my opinion the value should be the url to the fanpage and the personal page belongs to the authors profile like it is described in your tutorial.

    Question: Whats wrong here, and how to fix it? ;-)

    Best Boris (www.hebammenblog.de)


  2. takoateli
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'd appreciate help on this too. I've got the same issue.

    Google hasn't been very friendly in respect to this issue.

  3. dbuckner
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The property article:publisher is reserved for media publishers such as CNN. If you are not a verified media publisher and you use this property, you will receive a warning using Facebooks debug tool.

    Interestingly, the Yoast plugin doesn't seem to give you an option to exclude that property. It really should.

    Hope this helps.

  4. Boris_C
    Posted 1 year ago #


    thanks for the hint.

    Here is what Yoast and hisa team says to it:


    Hi Boris,

    Thanks for your reply.
    We've discussed this issue with Joost himself and concluded that there's no harm in using the article:publisher property.
    But I will create a feature-request for this, so it may be part of future releases.

    Kind regards,

    Taco Verdonschot
    Developer at Yoast


  5. nightbook
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'd love to see this as well.

  6. drazon
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Any news on that?

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