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From: Justin Krutz <justin@usa-gs.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:52:34 -0700
To: <public-vocabs@w3.org>
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Hello:

 

I'm new to this mailing list but I'm trying to figure out an issue with
authorship microdata and how Google uses it in search results. I've been
able to set up a website with the appropriate microdata tags for authorship
on blog posts and it validated correctly and we see the SERP has changed to
show the new author data and photo when searching for our blog posts in
Google.

 

However, recently I've been having another problem. Google seems to be
displaying the author markup for other search results originating from our
site including the home page, which doesn't make any sense. I've verified
that the author markup should only be appearing on blog posts (the site is
based on WordPress) since that is the only template I marked up with it.
Unfortunately, Google's documentation is not particularly helpful on this
point - it only covers what you should do if the author markup doesn't work
at all. Posting on Google's Webmaster Central forums hasn't gotten any
responses so I was hoping someone on this mailing list might have
encountered a similar problem.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

 

-Justin
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 11:59:56 GMT

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