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9/26/13
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Google user

Google Authorship is not working for my site but "Structured Data Testing Tool" shows its working ?

I've read the FAQs and searched the help center.

My URL is: https://plus.google.com/117959327764880606513/about

I have tried the "Structured Data Testing Tool" to verify and it shows authorship working fine.

But its not showing in search results. Please help..

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Grace Massa Langlois
9/27/13
Grace Massa Langlois
Good Evening Patrick,

The first thing I noticed is that you're linking to the non www version of your site in the Contributor to section of your Google+ Personal Profile but it's redirecting to the www version. The url must match exactly, therefore I would change the link to include the www.

For the authorship snippet to return in search you must attach a profile image, a good recognizable headshot, no side view, no body shot, no dark glasses etc, both eyes must be visible. If you can tag the image within Google+ it's a good indication that the photo is acceptable.

All articles must have a clear byline and the name in the byline must match exactly to the name in the linked Google+ Personal Profile.

Hope this helps.

Grace
Brian Ussery
9/27/13
Brian Ussery
Patrick Roger what is your URL?
Darien Karaja
10/26/13
Darien Karaja
Hi Grace,
I am having trouble with my google authorship as well, any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

website:  http://www.kdpaintingct.com
google + page:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/103403931141282732887/posts

Thanks!
Lamb Farm
11/28/13
Lamb Farm
Hi, i'm having a similar problem. No matter how hard I try, i'm not getting in search results and also being told that no data is available in webmaster tools. Any ideas what I can do?
www.lambsblog.com is my site.

Thank you :)
Brian Ussery
11/28/13
Brian Ussery
Darien Google does not return rich snippets for every query but I see your pic in serps :) https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Akdpaintingct.com

Lamb Farm, sorry but in order for your picture to appear in serps you have to be a real person and provide a clear head shot.


Lamb Farm
11/30/13
Lamb Farm
Hi Brian and thanks for responding.

The query is actually about the errors in Google Webmaster Tools regarding heliom authorship and generally no indexing.

Thanks,
Lamb
Hemant Gupta. VNS
12/7/13
Hemant Gupta. VNS
Hello Grace and Brian,

I am having the same problem with my Google Authorship. If you can help me with this, it would be great.

my profile url https://plus.google.com/110199964106565966849/about
website: http://www.vnsinfo.com.au

Thanks,

Hemant


Grace Massa Langlois
12/7/13
Grace Massa Langlois
Good Morning Hemant,

First, I would remove the link to the non www version of your site in the Contributor to section of your Google+ Personal Profile, no redirects allowed plus you already have the www link in place.

Currently you have the rel="author" tag placed on the home page, I recommend only placing the tag on the appropriate pages, tag should be removed from home page and any other pages that are not acceptable authorship pages. Please see Google Webmaster Central Blog post, rel="author" frequently asked (advanced) questions for further information.

All acceptable content pages must have a properly formatted byline, by Author's name (preferably closer to the top of the page), and the author's name must match exactly to the author's name in the linked Google+ Personal Profile.

For Google Authorship, the author must attach a good, recognizable headshot profile image to their Google+ Personal Profile, currently your image is perhaps, a logo image?

This support page may be useful, Author Information Not Appearing.

Grace

Dan Tranultimate
12/13/13
Dan Tranultimate
hi there,

my picture has gone last few days, ive changed my picture.. yet still no picture,

my website is

www.theultimatedetailer.com

help..
Grace Massa Langlois
12/14/13
Grace Massa Langlois
Good Evening Dan,

I took a look at your authorship setup and I noticed a few things. First you've linked both the rel="author" tag and the rel="publisher" tag to your personal Google+ Personal Profile, for Google Publisher the tag must be linked to a Google+ Page.

Google Authorship - Individuals - rel="author" tag - link to Google+ Personal Profile
Google Publisher - Brand/Business - rel="publisher" tag - link to Google+ Page

I recommend removing the rel="publisher" tag or create and link to a Google+ Page.

Each content page must have a properly formatted byline, by Author's Name and the author's name must match exactly to the author's name in the linked Google+ Personal Profile. In your case byline should be by Dan Tran.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the kinds of pages in which you should place the rel="author" tag. Google published this post about appropriate pages, rel="author" frequently asked (advanced) questions.

A good way to check to see if your profile image is acceptable is to see if it can be tagged within Google+.

For Google Authorship, the author must link to the site's most important page, which for most is the home page. You have several links to your site to various pages as well as links to www and non www versions of the site. I recommend removing all links except the one that leads to the preferred domain, which appears to be the www version.

One last thing, I recommend you change the authorship link from:


to

<link rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/105161880528559443244" /> (the extra digit and letter has caused issue for others)

Having said the above, please note, Google does not guarantee to return author information in search even if data is marked up correctly and all authorship elements are in place but you should allow some time for Google to see any changes that have been made.

Hope this helps.

Grace
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Bond Babe
6/23/14
Bond Babe
Yeahhhh I posted it already ^^

Please  help meeee

Thanks
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