I can see that the rel="auther" attribute is used on individual hubs to point to our profile pages. But It would be nice to set up the rel="me" from our profile pages so we could link back to our google profiles.
I have followed Glenn's tutorial and could not get it to work.
I've gotten it to work on other sites where i publish -- I know, because my name and photo appears in Google search results -- but on those, I was able to use rel="me" in html on my member profile to link to my Google profile. Since we can't enter HTML on Hubpages, we can't use that method.
The alternate method was to append ?rel=author onto a URL with a + sign in the link text (which is a nonstandard and ugly implemetation.). Has anyone had success with that?
You wrote a great explanation of the process too. And I highly recommend anyone who is having trouble understanding mine, to read yours.
The "?rel=author" is the alternative method and the only way to do it on HubPages at the moment. I agree with you that it is an ugly implementation. But Google added it only to serve sites like HubPages that don't allow HTML.
I have discovered that Google favors the original rel="me" method as I had my image appear in search results for my business site blogs shortly after I set up authorship for my site.
But the alternative method does work, it just seems to be LESS favored by Google. It seems they are selectively including images for authors who use the alternative method as I described in my Hub. I do see some Hubs, in addition to profiles, with images showing.
On that note, I have to congratulate you, Greekgeek. You DID get it to work. At least since you last posted here, your image is showing up on search results for HubPages.
For those who don't have their image showing either way, as long as they followed either instructions, and as long as the rich snippets test shows no errors, they can rest assured that their authorship is intact.
What's odd is that my Google profile icon and author link is now showing for my profile page but not any hubs, even though I've got one hub with serious Google mojo that outranks the profile page in search results.. I think Google likes to play mind games and see how many hoops we'll jump through to get our cheese.
by Kate Swanson 6 years ago
I have to issue a grovelling apology here, I stuffed up mightily. I posted an explanation of how to claim authorship with Google, and made one small but extremely important mistake. For those who followed the original advice, my sincere apologies. You need to edit your profile and...
by rancidTaste 6 years ago
Why do you like the new profile pages of hubpages?HubPages introduce the new profile page. Do you like this profile page? If yes, then why do you like this type of profile pages?
by Ellen 6 years ago
The main problem with Google authorship and Hubpages is that even if we do it right, there's no guarantees Google will deign to list our author info. It only does that for select authors.However, I've gotten the magic blessing from Google now...sort of...and can report on how authorship is and...
by Kate Swanson 6 years ago
As many of you know, Google recently introduced a feature to identify authors around the web. To be recognized as an author, you need to create a Google profile and add links to your profiles on the websites and blogs where you write (which includes your HubPages sub-domain).However there is...
by Phyl's Potpourri 8 years ago
Can any one PLEASE TELL me why after a month Google still says this url address or what ever you want to call it http:/ / hubpages. com/ profile/ Phyl%27s+Potpourri is UNVERIFIABLE????? I know that it is valid because I copied and pasted it and also when I put this in my address...
by vietnamese 10 years ago
Could any SEO expert here in hubpages let me know why my webpage was on google first page now ended up in page 20? There is not a change that I thought would impact this, but I found this happened couple times before where my pages going from 1st in google ended up not found on top 5 pages.
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