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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:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Replace it with:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


Example: Becoming A Health Insurance Agent

Only thread starter has the rel="author" tag applied:
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


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 13 Jul 2012, 17:20
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Originally Posted by PingCity View Post
This can not be applied to vB 4.x

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

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See my reply above
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Old 13 Jul 2012, 18:07
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See my reply above
Sorry but I can not find any reply related to adding rel=author to VB4.2. Could you please help?

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Old 15 Jul 2012, 00:26
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Originally Posted by PingCity View Post
Sorry but I can not find any reply related to adding rel=author to VB4.2. Could you please help?

Thank you.
See my post in this modification: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...35#post2290535
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Old 15 Jul 2012, 01:18
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Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
Thank you.

Unfortunately it doesn't work on VB4.2.x
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Old 28 Aug 2012, 08:28
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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.
Thanks all.

Humori, flm.
Any update on this for vB4?
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Old 28 Aug 2012, 17:15
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see my post above...
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Old 04 Nov 2013, 12:40
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anything for vB 4.2?
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Old 04 Nov 2013, 19:45
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Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
See my reply above
Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
see my post above...


Can anyone else other then the failed attempts of tpearl5 confirm that this works on 4.2?
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Old 09 Nov 2013, 15:19
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Yep this can be applied for vBulletin 4.x.x but different pattern follow below step - by - step procedure

1) Goto Style Manager --> SHOWTHREAD

2) Search for {vb:raw threadinfo.title}

Find:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Replace with:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

SEE DEMO BY VIEW SOURCE "rel=author" IS ADDED TO THREAD TITLE ONLY

And dont forget to apply this mod aswell http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=242579
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Old 09 Nov 2013, 17:34
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Originally Posted by ramesh_umk3 View Post
Yep this can be applied for vBulletin 4.x.x but different pattern follow below step - by - step procedure
Sorry, but this is not how it should be done. You're basically saying the thread is the author.

If you want to use author tags effectively read up: https://support.google.com/webmaster.../2539557?hl=en
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Old 09 Nov 2013, 17:43
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Originally Posted by dizzynation View Post
Can anyone else other then the failed attempts of tpearl5 confirm that this works on 4.2?
I see no reason it shouldn't work with the instructions I posted above. However, Google recently changed some things and will allow you to link directly to your Goolge+ profile. In this case I put a conditional around the Google + link for this mod to say "only put rel="author" in for the Goolge + link for the OP" . See instructions here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=175
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