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Fix Google Authorship Markup Warnings for Blogger

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fix authorship markup errors Fix Google Authorship Markup Warnings for BloggerWhen you check your blog hosted with Blogger for Google Authorship with Rich snippet testing tool mostly you get two common warning and error messages ‘Warning: Missing required field “updated”.‘ and ‘Warning: Missing required hCard “author”.‘ Is there any need to correct or fix these markup warnings and errors? Yes, it is. Then how to fix these markup warnings and errors? There are two ways to fix these markup to get better search engine presence with Google Authorship program because participation in this must increase you click-through rate (CTR). This post will guide you how resolve authorship markup warnings and errors for Blogger hosted blogs. One of the method plays with Blogger template tags ‘hentry‘ and ‘hfeed‘ and in another method you’ll need to replace link class ‘timestamp-link‘ with ‘updated‘ and abbreviation (abbr) class ‘published’ with ‘updated’. You should stick with one of the following method because there is no need to use both fixes.

Notice: You must take backup of your Blogger template before making any changes. Please read instruction in this post.
Instruction to take backup of Blogger template

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Note: Before making any changes to the template please take the backup. Link given below will help you.
Learn how to edit Blogger template?

First Method:
Here we look for first method to correct Authorship markup warnings and error in Blogger template

  1. Go to Blogger Dashboard › Select Blog › Click on Template › Proceed › Edit HTML
  2. Search for ‘hfeed‘ and ‘hentry‘ one by one and rename all instances those exist in template with ‘h-feed‘ and ‘h-entry‘ respectively.
  3. Save template and now check for authorship markup warnings and errors with Rich Snippet testing tool.

You’ll get a smile on your face because no markup warnings and errors will be shown.

Second Method:
Now we move to second method which is slightly difficult from first one.

  1. Go to Blogger Dashboard › Select Blog › Click on Template › Proceed › Edit HTML
  2. Now you have to search one of the following codes or similar that might be little different from these.
    Code I.

    <a class='timestamp-link' expr:href='data:post.url' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' expr:title='data:post.timestampISO8601'><data:post.timestamp/></abbr></a>

    Code II.

    <a class='timestamp-link' expr:href='data:post.url' itemprop='url' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' expr:title='data:post.timestampISO8601' itemprop='datePublished'><data:post.timestamp/></abbr></a>
  3. Now concentrate on the highlighted parts ‘timestamp-link‘ and ‘published‘. You have to change these values with ‘updated‘ for all instances present in your Blogger template.
  4. After successful completion of entire task please save the changes made in Blogger template and now check for Authorship markup warnings and errors with Rich Snippet testing tool.

You’ll get a smile on your face because no warnings and errors will be detected.

Important Link:
General instructions to make changes to Blogger template
Google Authorship Important Facts and Findings
Signup for Authorship Program

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  1. hey vinay,

    i make changes as you tell but showing error in author
    as below

    author:Warning: At least one field must be set for Hcard.

    Warning: Missing required field “name (fn)”.

    Warning: Missing required field “updated”.

  2. My google authorship went away after installing a mobile site. I have recently reversed the mobile site, but authorship is still down. Rich snippets shows everything is ok, but still authorship is not working. Any help would be appreciated, site is http://www.downtownlalaw.com

  3. Thankyou very much for these clear instructions. I had the same error that you are describing, since I have to techie knowledge the simple way you showed how to do this was very helpful and I have corrected my error. Thankyou so very much.

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