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Feature #1868

Author in Google search results

Added by Andriy Lesyuk over 8 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Start date:
12 Oct 2011
Due date:
30 May 2012
% Done:



So I decided to play with the author “box” in Google search results...

Added invisible link to my empty Google profile... For now the author is not shown.


#2 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk about 8 years ago

  • % Done changed from 20 to 30

#3 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk almost 8 years ago

  • % Done changed from 30 to 40

Unhided Google+ icon - let’s see if anything changes...

#4 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk over 7 years ago

  • Due date set to 30 May 2012
  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • % Done changed from 40 to 100

It works!

#5 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Reopened

It looks like it got broken...

#6 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk over 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 100 to 80

#7 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk over 5 years ago

Looks like I’m not alone: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/webmasters/structured-data

Thus the explanation can be:

To increase the likelihood of author information returning in search it is best to follow Google guidelines. I recommend removing the rel=“author” tag from pages not suited for authorship, for example, homepage, category pages, archives as well as any other pages that contain a listing of articles. In a nutshell the tag should only appear on blog post pages or pages with a single-article.

Time to move the authorship tag to Meta?..

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