August 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm #119025
So adding the G+ URL inside authors works for displaying ownership of posts. If I remember, isn't there a way to do the same thing for the homepage? I cannot seem to find a solution. What about pages?August 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm #119062
Which SEO plugin are you using? Or are you using the default Genesis SEO Settings?August 15, 2014 at 3:16 pm #119116
Yaost at the moment. There is a Social TAB that says:
Add Google+ specific post meta data (excluding author metadata) (check box)
If you have a Google+ page for your business, add that URL here and link it on your Google+ page's about page. (URL BOX)
What does this do exactly?August 15, 2014 at 3:19 pm #119118
I knew I saw it somewhere. Looks like Toast removed this option to add a G+ Author for the home page.
Scroll down just before the Conclusion to see the image. This option is no longer available in Yoast.August 15, 2014 at 7:02 pm #119156
I thought Google had dropped authorship for sites/homepages in favor of Publisher links instead? For the posts, it's still working the way you listed (though they keep changing whether or not you get photos & rich snippets for authors).
August 15, 2014 at 7:13 pm #119157
Found some handy info here:
August 16, 2014 at 2:23 pm #119250
Yes upon further investigation, looks like google does not want authors to be associated with the homepage. Looks like they want to drive more businesses to create a publisher page and use that instead. How much do publishers have to bend over backwards to play in the google space yikes...August 16, 2014 at 2:57 pm #119260
I am still learning about how that works because of all the changes. But I took my Google+ Code for my account and put it in the Genesis > Theme Settings > Header box so that it shows up on every page. Now, I can't say whether or not Google is recognizing it there or not - but I have that in this box and then I have my settings for Yoast in there too.August 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm #119277
Use this tool to test what Google sees, with and without your code: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippetsAugust 16, 2014 at 6:05 pm #119282
Not sure if you were directing that at me @mealtog, but that's what I used to get things to turn "green." But the only problem is that the URL's that appear there - they use the admin name in the author slug which the "you know who's" can try to hack. So I installed this plugin so that I could use a custom slug. I had been wonder why my Limit Login Attempts were sending me failed logins on a brand new administrator account and it was because of that very reason. So I created and attached a slug that wasn't in the database.
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