[wp-hackers] Google's insight on Codex Articles
otto at ottodestruct.com
Mon Jan 27 17:56:19 UTC 2014
We did some testing in a case where Mark Jaiquith's authorship info
was showing up on an article.
It's definitely the "by name" line at the end of the article that
causes it to happen. In cases where there is more than one byline,
Google isn't as likely to make the bad assumption.
As yet, we do not have a good solution for this, but it hasn't really
been a pressing matter.
On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Haluk Karamete
<halukkaramete at gmail.com> wrote:
> Was that codex article written by him to begin with?
> I think those articles do not belong to an individual as it's the result of
> an collaborated effort.
> The fact that Google makes it appear like, the article is written by that
> person is not only misleading but also prone to errors. I'm surprised that
> this is really what's happening here.
> Here is another article but this one does NOT show his picture even though
> his name also appears under the external resources. Go figure! :)
> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 9:36 AM, Andrew Nacin <wp at andrewnacin.com> wrote:
>> Yeah, we tracked this down a few months ago for another article. It's the
>> "by Konstantin Kovshenin" in the "External Resources" section that Google
>> picks up on.
>> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 12:32 PM, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com
>> > This is not a WP question but I just got curious this morning.
>> > I was doing a google search on "get_template_part".
>> > First hit ( as the screenshot I attached illustrates ) was showing
>> > Konstantin's codex post and his pic.
>> > Knowing him and how much he loves and knows about get_template_part, I
>> > not surprised much that I saw him up there.
>> > But what puzzled me was the fact that it was a codex article, but yet his
>> > picture was lined up with that. If it was an article from his web site,
>> > that would not be surprising.
>> > I've examined the codex page, (which is located at
>> > http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_template_part ) and I
>> > could not see his name as the author of this page;
>> > The only section on that page that had to do with his name was the
>> > titled "External Resources" and that was about it.
>> > Then I dived into the source HTML to see, maybe there is an meta tag or
>> > something of that sort for Google bot to pick that insight. But, that
>> > wasn't the case neither.
>> > And this is happening to many other codex articles.
>> > I'm perplexed at the Google's insight in being able to author's pic pic
>> > those codex articles - even though the HTML source has nothing to say on
>> > that.
>> > Anyone has an idea?
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