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[SEO Enhancement] rel="author" markup for thread starters
by valdet
04 Jul 2011 13:25

As with the new developments around schema.org standards, Google announced that they will highlight page authors in their search results as below.




To achieve this result in SERP's you need to apply authorship markup.

For vBulletin, this can be done by adding the rel="author" markup to the threads, so this tag will get linked to the profile page of thread starter.

In template postbit(_legacy) find:

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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Replace it with:

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Example: Becoming A Health Insurance Agent

Only thread starter has the rel="author" tag applied:
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Note: This won't mean all of your members will show up as authors in google search results. Google will consider as original authors only those who have linked their Google Profile pages to your forum.

Works on all vB 3.x

Further reading here

I hope you find it useful.

Manoel Júnior 05 Jul 2011 14:54

Very Thanks... Installed

Brandon Sheley 05 Jul 2011 15:12

Nice addition!

BirdOPrey5 05 Jul 2011 15:34

Won't this put author attribute for every post on the page, not just the first post?

valdet 06 Jul 2011 11:32

Actually Joe, the conditional makes sure that rel="author" tag will show up at the username of only the first post.

BirdOPrey5 06 Jul 2011 13:02

Thanks. Missed that. :o

synseal 07 Jul 2011 15:21

Hi, can this be done for VB4?.

TIA.

VBIran 09 Jul 2011 23:03

For vb4 please

Forumi Shqiptar 10 Jul 2011 17:41

Thanks Valdet very good mod

valdet 10 Jul 2011 20:32

I don't use vB4 too much, but I will release the vB4 mod soon, once I get some free time.
Thanks all.

Humori, flm.

fai99al99 11 Apr 2012 16:24

waiting for vb4 >>>

wacnstac 12 Apr 2012 21:21

Don't see how this would work unless something like this was added to vb profile page:

<a rel="me" href="https://plus.google.com/11111000000XXXX/"> <img src="//www.google.com/images/icons/ui/gprofile_button-16.png"> </a>

Seems like we need another hack. this would make VB and vb profile pages work like Google suggests for multiple author pages. Seems like you'd have to allow another user profile field to accept the Google profile number and then create a hidden link in the form above on everyone's profile page, no?

tpearl5 01 May 2012 17:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by wacnstac (Post 2319526)
Don't see how this would work unless something like this was added to vb profile page:

<a rel="me" href="https://plus.google.com/11111000000XXXX/"> <img src="//www.google.com/images/icons/ui/gprofile_button-16.png"> </a>

Seems like we need another hack. this would make VB and vb profile pages work like Google suggests for multiple author pages. Seems like you'd have to allow another user profile field to accept the Google profile number and then create a hidden link in the form above on everyone's profile page, no?

http://www.vbseo.com/f30/how-add-aut...-google-53067/

matrex722 28 May 2012 22:32

is there any risk if i use this ? in search angine

PingCity 13 Jul 2012 16:52

This can not be applied to vB 4.x

Could you please let us know how we can do this with vB 4.2 ?

Thank you.


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