Anyone Else Seen The Author Links In Google Results Come And Then Go?
Posted 11 October 2011 - 03:50 PM
At some point last week (I think) Google picked up my rel="author" mark-up between my Google profile page and website author page. Suddenly my profile was linked up in the search results.
Today I noticed it was no longer there.
Is this common? Or did I possibly break something? :emo3:
Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:27 PM
I spent a bunch of time on it and then preferred methods started changing.
One reason that I am not often an early 'SE suggested' adopter. Especially when it is primarily for someone else's benefit.
Yours too, or just mine?
Matt Cutts checked in with Pierre Far and John Mueller and the trio realized that they hadn't mucked with Jon yet this month... :emo6: :emo10:
Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:35 AM
Sad really isn't it. I asked this question here, on Google+ and in the webmaster forum. Only here and G+ I got any response. Why are Google forums so poor? Some things do get replies, but all too often people post and nothing. I wonder, are there any stats for the number of posts never replied to in google forums? I appear to have 12 questions that were never answered. Tut.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:58 AM
Authorship is still a pilot program so hiccups might happen as things get ironed out. If you give me a few queries and which sites had the authorship snippets I'll pass them on to the engineering team for them to take a look.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:00 PM
Anyhow, an example query for me was [Am I The Only Person Who Despises reCAPTCHA] which put my pic and author name on the resulting blog post from my dd blog. Showed up for a couple of days, and then went bye bye again.
Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:58 AM
Iím another one that briefly had my ugly mug appear only for it to disappear.
Search term ď3D animationsĒ website www.sevenoaksart.co.uk
On reading this thread I noted the comments about the Google forums and how many questions are going unanswered.
How I agree with that, I was a TC on one of these forums and there were many questions that I could not answer and needed help from Google itself. This rarely happened and in the end I resigned. Iím told that things are different these days. Are they I wonder?
Just started work so I will introduce myself properly later.
Posted 14 October 2011 - 01:14 PM
I figured it was just the engineers tweaking the service and didn't make any notes.
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