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Yoast, bad SEO practice?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by DevTucker, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. DevTucker

    DevTucker Registered Member

    Feb 19, 2015
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    I've been messing with Yoast over the last two or three days and noticed something a little strange while optimizing everything for my website; I can't find a way to implement the `rel=author` meta regardless of where I go. Yoast has a Social section in their plugin which allows you to link a Google+ publisher account, which puts a `rel=publisher` meta on every page/post of your website.

    As per a quote from google, rel=publisher should only be posted on your most important page(Typically home page), while rel=author should be posted on your content pages.

    The common argument:
    I'm curious as to if this is expected behaviour, and if over the last year rel=publisher has pretty much taken over the rel=author meta, or what's the deal?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. RWCenter

    RWCenter Junior Member

    Nov 7, 2014
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    I have Yoast installed and we don't have this problem. Are you sure that there aren't any setting for this, which you might have messed up? Thank you.
  3. neilwatson

    neilwatson Newbie

    Mar 6, 2015
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    I am using Yoast plugin from the past few years it's working fine on my websites!!

    Put simply, the rel=author markup, when correctly used, is a way to connect, reciprocate, and verify authorship on content pieces, based on a linked Google+ account. The rel=author command will also help to identify and reward original content creators on the SERP if their content is scraped, re-shared, or linked to