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[SEO Enhancement] rel="author" markup for thread starters
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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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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

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Old 05 Jul 2011, 15:54
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Old 05 Jul 2011, 16:12
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Nice addition!
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Old 05 Jul 2011, 16:34
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Won't this put author attribute for every post on the page, not just the first post?
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Old 06 Jul 2011, 12:32
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Actually Joe, the conditional makes sure that rel="author" tag will show up at the username of only the first post.
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Old 06 Jul 2011, 14:02
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Thanks. Missed that.
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 16:21
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Hi, can this be done for VB4?.

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Old 10 Jul 2011, 00:03
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For vb4 please
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Old 10 Jul 2011, 18:41
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Thanks Valdet very good mod
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Old 10 Jul 2011, 21:32
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I don't use vB4 too much, but I will release the vB4 mod soon, once I get some free time.
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Old 11 Apr 2012, 17:24
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waiting for vb4 >>>
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Old 12 Apr 2012, 22:21
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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?
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Originally Posted by wacnstac View Post
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/
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Old 28 May 2012, 23:32
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is there any risk if i use this ? in search angine
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Old 13 Jul 2012, 17:52
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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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