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Google+ authorship verification problem

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Pvlman, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Pvlman

    Pvlman Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to connect a site to a G+ profile in order to receive benefits in form of rich snippets etc.

    I added the rel author link to the header of the site and added the site to the G+ profile's contributor-to area.

    When I use Google's Rich snippets tester tool I get these results:

    First rel=author link from webpage: <correct G+ profile>
    Link (direct or indirect) from website to Google+ profile: Yes
    Public contributor-to link from Google+ profile to <the site>: No

    So you can see where is my problem...
    Why Google can't recognize the contributor-to link in the G+ profile? I did it following their official instructions..

    Thanks
     
  2. mecawi

    mecawi Regular Member

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    i have the exact same problem , some people say that google will update it soon , and others that google select who will have his pic displayed at search result , coz a lot off sites was spamming this features... so.. im waiting to google pic mine haha
     
  3. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Stay away from that authorship stuff.
     
  4. brooktroutballer

    brooktroutballer Registered Member

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    "Public contributor-to link from Google+ profile to <the site>: No"
    It appears you didn't place the link from your g+ about page to your website.
     
  5. Pvlman

    Pvlman Regular Member

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    @bartosimpsonio please elaborate

    @brooktroutballer dude, seriously? the link is plastered around the about page
     
  6. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Low ROI, no real benefits in SERP CTR, ties you to their failed social network, a big waste of time. Personally I don't click on results with images on them, I find them pretty rificulous.
     
  7. Pvlman

    Pvlman Regular Member

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    the client wants it, the client gets it...

    If the CTR (or rather the overall visits through natural search) will drop, then we will cancel the authorship link..
     
  8. kacsa1337

    kacsa1337 Junior Member

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    I find you pretty ridiculous. :D
     
  9. Pvlman

    Pvlman Regular Member

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    OK, the testing tool now shows it is OK (seems like it just needed some time), but I still cannot see the rich snippet in the SERPs.. probably needs a bit more time...