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  Public Ticket #190287
rel=author != Profile URL
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  • Clint started the conversation

    Summary: rel=author requires full URL, Profile field that fills in this info requires only the Google+ ID

    After doing a bunch of troubleshooting, it appears that the Google+ field used for the Author Profile requires only the user ID (in my case +Clint.DeBoer) and this is the field also used for the Author Social link to Google+.

    That means that for the Author social box, the URL is automatically rewritten to prepend "http://plus.google.com/" but this prepend is NOT added to the top rel="author" URL which is very important for Google authorship.

    As a result, the top rel="author" is rendered as:
    <link rel="author" href="http://+ClintDeBoer"/>

    If I fix the field to correct the rel="author" then the lower Google+ icon link in the Author Bio is incorrect.

    How might I work around this and can this be fixed in a subsequent update?

    Sample page:
    http://www.protoolreviews.com/tools/outdoor-equipment/ego-56v-lawn-mower-blower-trimmer/10701

  •  87
    djwd replied

    Hi, 

    now your link won't work though, it's rendered as:

    https://plus.google.com/http://plus.google.com/+ClintDeBoer?rel=author

    I will do some research about this and possibly release an update.

    Thanks for your feedback and detailed explanation.

    Regards
    djwd

    Regards
    djwd

  •  87
    djwd replied

    Hi there!

    Sorry isn't it this about Google+ which doesn't exist anymore? 

    Also the link provided doesn't seem to have PowerMag running

    Regards
    djwd