|my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||loupiote||6/15/13 11:38 AM|
my authorship completely disappeared from the SERP (as well as my author image),
my authorship (which is verified) used to appear on all my web pages in the SERP. now it is gone from all pages.
you can see no authorship in the SERP here: https://www.google.com/?q=site:loupiote.com
ps: all my pages have valid structured data, with no error found using the google.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Robert Went||6/16/13 8:45 AM|
Exactly the same problem for my site robertwent.com
Site search shows nothing however webmaster tools records impressions in author stats.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||loupiote||6/19/13 10:02 PM|
yeah, i heard John Mueller mentioning that this had been reported by many people, so maybe it's a bug. in any case, google is aware of the issue.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||MozChoice SEO||6/19/13 10:10 PM|
Hello Robert Can you describe how can we use webmaster tools that records impressions in author stats.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||MozChoice SEO||6/19/13 10:29 PM|
I have a suggestion change your Google Plus Profile name from Tristan Savatier (Loupiote) to Tristan Savatier and replace the link from one of your page From <a href="https://plus.google.com/104330957988884305954?rel=author"><span itemprop="name" class="notranslate">©</span></a>
<a href="https://plus.google.com/104330957988884305954?rel=author"><span itemprop="name" class="notranslate">Tristan Savatier</span></a>
Then fetch as google bot in google webmaster tool. When it get cached after caching your author image will display in google. Make Sure you have added your site in link in contributor to Tab in google plus profile and there is a tick in front of site name.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||loupiote||6/19/13 10:36 PM|
i tried that already, to no avail.
and i certainly don't want to change my google profile name, since many people know me under the nickname 'Loupiote'
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||loupiote||6/19/13 10:38 PM|
Hello Robert Can you describe how can we use webmaster tools that records impressions in author stats.
in Labs > Author stats, i see "impressions" - i have not configured anything...
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||loupiote||6/19/13 10:40 PM|
Make Sure you have added your site in link in contributor to Tab in google plus profile and there is a tick in front of site name.
of course, it's been added since the beginning, and authorship is verified on all my pages. my authorship info used to show. it disappeared, and i know that many other people have the same problem, too, it has been reported.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||loupiote||6/19/13 10:44 PM|
there has *never* been a requirement that the anchor text in the authorship (rel=author) link should match the name on the profile, when you use the method that i use for authorship verification.
you can run my pages through the google microdata verifier, and you'll see that authorship is verified.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||MozChoice SEO||6/20/13 12:56 AM|
You are Right Thanks
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Grace Massa Langlois||6/20/13 4:51 AM|
Good Morning Lou,
I've heard others with the same issue. Some have changed profile pics and then the authorship results have returned. I'm not a techy person but apparently if you go to the photos section of your Google+ profile, upload your current profile pic again and try tagging the image, if you can tag it then apparently your profile pic is okay but if you can't tag it this could be the reason authorship is no longer returning in search results.
It's worth a try it may be as simple as Google not being able to recognize your profile pic.
**Robert - your image is a body shot and should most definitely be changed because Google states for authorship a recognizable headshot is required.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Robert Went||6/20/13 6:49 AM|
Yes, but the same image was showing before and in the author stats it shows that it has been shown from this domain.
Using the checker tool it says authorship is working and only shows an error about my name not being found automatically on the site.
The old site didn't even have the text 'by robert went' and that was working fine.
But....If I do a site search my image is not shown by any results for my blog.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Grace Massa Langlois||6/20/13 8:11 AM|
I understand that authorship results were returning in the past but this situation has come up often in the last little while, Google may be tightening up with images used and they clearly state that a good recognizable headshot should be used for authorship. I've just checked the site in the SDTT and it's returning with authorship in place without any reference to the name not being found. Changing the image is merely a suggestion, others have and authorship results returned after the image was changed.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Robert Went||6/20/13 8:31 AM|
I'll try changing my image and let you know, but this started happening the moment I changed domain names.
The authorship details are not in the past, they show as currently showing, but a search of the site shows nothing.
The problem with the testing tool is when you put the plus profile into the authorship email verification.
Automatically detected author name on webpage: Not Found.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Grace Massa Langlois||6/20/13 10:01 AM|
You may also want to strip out the extra letters that are appearing in the profile url from the code on your site.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Robert Went||6/20/13 11:55 AM|
Ah well spotted!
That might just be it.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Robert Went||6/20/13 11:57 AM|
ahh, that's just the homepage, the link is correct on all the blog posts.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Robert Went||6/24/13 8:17 AM|
It's started to show again!
...but I made so many changes that I don't know what it was.
Firstly, when testing it still syas my name cannot be found on the page so that seems to be unimportant.
There is still a domain transfer request in webmaster tools from transferring from my old site so nothing has changed there.
Changed to a (dodgy) head shot so might be facial recognition, but I continue to see other images in results that are not head shots so if they were removed because of this then it was probably because I moved domains.
I had some incorrectly nested microdata for author witch is now fixed but I don't thing this should make a difference to the g+ link.
It might just be that it took some time after moving domains for it to show up again...
Thanks for all the help!
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Grace Massa Langlois||6/24/13 5:00 PM|
Good News Robert!
By the way when I test your url I don't see any reference about the author name.
I wouldn't put much stock into seeing search results where others do not have head shots, many people have been complaining about the authorship snippet not appearing in search when it once did. Google seems to be addressing this issue and it just may be that they haven't got to that site yet. Not long after images are changed the snippet returns.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Robert Went||6/24/13 6:30 PM|
On the homepage there isn't a linked name (just huge letters) the plus icon at the bottom links to my page.
The blog pages are all linked from under the title like on this page http://robertwent.com/blog/general/75-adding-twitter-meta-tags
I will try linking the name on the homepage and see if it changes, I just assumed the tool tested for the page not the whole website.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Robert Went||6/24/13 7:06 PM|
Interestingly, if you do a site search on another site of mine you now see both author images.
As writers write on multiple sites, you would assume that if it was because of the image not being a head shot then it would be the authors image that got removed, not all images from one website.
Time seems to be the only factor now in my case, even though the pages were 301'd from the old site and I put in a transferral request in webmaster tools (where both domain names have been for the last 4 years).
All very odd
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Grace Massa Langlois||6/24/13 7:47 PM|
Robert one thing to keep in mind, authorship isn't intended for home pages or info pages, it's purpose is to identify authors for original content and if I remember correctly your home page doesn't have content, right?
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Robert Went||6/24/13 9:04 PM|
Good point, but I did write the text and it is original ;)
As I work as a web developer I would like to think that that if someone Google's my name then my image would come up next to my homepage making it easy for them to recognise me. There may not be a lot of content, but then some of my most read articles contain about 5 lines of very good information and my image shows up next to them fine. Just because it is called 'authorship' doesn't mean you have to be an author of books and write a load of guff to pad out a couple of points and make the article 'original and over 500 words'.
The link was on there before, I just wanted to check if adding it to the name stopped the errors in the testing tool.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Robert Went||6/24/13 9:09 PM|
It would be a bit sad if I had to make myself a Google+ page and go for rel="publisher"
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Grace Massa Langlois||6/25/13 5:17 AM|
I completely understand where you're coming from Robert. It sounds like you're not really inclined to put rel=publisher in place but it does come with its advantages, direct link from page to website, eligibility for direct connect and most recently I've found I get extra real estate in the search query (not sure of the correct terminology but it's located on the right side, top corner of the search page.
By the way, I may need your services, it appears my theme has gone missing. My hosting company is stating it's because I installed a backup plugin which is not compatible, they'v reset permissions and I should know in about 10 minutes, do you handle this type of thing?
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Robert Went||6/25/13 5:29 AM|
Yeah, I've been thinking about it again and a page might actually be handy when I release my next project.
Sure, that's the kind of stuff I do on a daily basis.
Drop me a mail and I can take a look for you in return for your help :)
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Grace Massa Langlois||6/25/13 5:41 AM|
Very kind of you Robert, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they've corrected with the reset, I think I need to wait another 10 minutes. I would like to discuss a few things with you regardless because unfortunately my redesign has now come to a halt and some things that I was hoping would be corrected with the new design isn't going to happen now.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||91bruceb||6/25/13 1:45 PM|
Forgive me if this is the incorrect place but I've been trying to get authorship working for my site for many weeks now to no avail. (I am a novice user)
I have a company website http://www.bestsweep.co.uk a personal Google+ profile https://plus.google.com/101647078721543715407 and a business Google + page https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/104679669874202398013.
Having followed what seems to be fairly simple instructions I did have a profile picture showing in the structured data tools for the company website (it didnt show in the search results though). Having tinkered yesterday the profile picture disappeared and it seems all has now gone http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestsweep.co.uk%2F
I've got to he stage where I dont know what I have done during my efforts to get this sorted. I would be very grateful if one of the senior members could cast an eye over my (failed) efforts and give me a prompt or two. Unfortunately my business area is becoming exceedingly cut throat and every little aspect in the search results can make a big difference so I have been very keen to get a profile picture up but have failed miserably.
Many thanks in anticipation.
|Re: my authorship disappeared from the SERP!||Grace Massa Langlois||6/25/13 8:01 PM|
Good Evening Bruce,
I am not a senior member but I think I can help. I haven't been able to locate any authorship or publisher markup on your site. This is what I would suggest.
To set up rel=publisher:
1. Place the following code in the head section of your home page before the closing </head> tag:
<link href="https://plus.google.com/104679669874202398013" rel="publisher" />
2. Make sure the link leading to your site from the Google+ Page (Des Walker Chimney Sweep Bristol) matches exactly to the url of your site, ie http://www.bestsweep.co.uk/
3. Complete this form, https://support.google.com/plus/contact/page_verification, to verify your business.
To set up rel=author:
1. Place the following code in the head section of your website before the closing </head> tag:
<link href="https://plus.google.com/101647078721543715407" rel="author"/>
2. Place a link to your website (make sure url matches exactly to your site's url) in the "Contributor To" section of your Google+ Personal Profile.
3. It's important to upload a profile photo with a recognizable headshot (no dark glasses)
4. Make sure all articles on your site have a byline that contain your name (the name must match exactly to the name on your Google+ personal profile exactly (please see number 5 below).
5. I would recommend removing the reference to your business that you have attached to your name on your Google+ personal profile. See Google's Name Policy here - https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1228271?hl=en
After the above is implemented test your website url in the Structured Data Testing Tool here -
If authorship and publisher do not verify after the above is implemented come back to the help forum and update this post (don't change anything you've done so that we can see what needs to be adjusted).
If all is verified you're set to go but please keep in mind Google does not guarantee that authorship results will appear in search. Also make sure you're not signed into personal search results when looking to see if authorship snippet is being populated.