Author welshy
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In the video above I'm going to show you how to link your Google Authorship with your Wealthy Affiliate profile.
Following these steps will allow your author profile image to appear in the search results when you publish Wealthy Affiliate blog posts.

There are many benefits for setting up your authorship and I'm going to give you a few:
  1. An author image appearing in the search results will make your Wealthy Affiliate blog post listing standout more then other.
  2. Traffic landing on your Wealthy Affiliate blog posts via search engine will by tagged with your affiliate ID should they decide to join WA.

How To Setup Step By Step

I understand not everyone wanted to watch a video tutorial so I've decided to add a short step by step guide that you may find easier to follow. However to follow along you must already have a Google Plus account setup.

Step 1
Click on the "Account Setting" link on the Wealthy Affiliate sidebar menu.


Step 2:
Scroll down until you see the Google+ Profile link and click the blue "edit".
You should then see some additional details appear, if you're already logged into Google you can click on the link http://plus.google.com/me/


Step 3:
Once your Google+ profile page loads up, copy the URL address.


Step 4:
Head back to Wealthy Affiliate and paste in your Google+ profile URL and press save.
(I personally delete the /posts that's on the end of the URL)


Step 5:
Head back to your Google+ profile page and click the blue "Edit Profile" button a the top of the page.
Scroll down until you locate the "Contributor to" area, when you hover your cursor over this area it will turn light blue, click to edit.


EDIT


Step 6:
Copy the highlighted Wealthy Affiliate URL as seen below.


Step 7:
Back on the Google+ profile page, you want to click "Add Custom Link".
Now enter the website name and URL of Wealthy Affiliate and press save, then "Done Editing".
This is now telling Google that you're a contributor to Wealthy Affiliate.


Step 8:
This step is optional but recommended to confirm everything has been setup correctly.
First, copy the URL of a blog post you've published on Wealthy Affiliate.
Visit Google's Rich Snippet Testing Tool and paste in your blog post url
http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

If it's working you'll see your profile image appear in the preview.


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ScottPatton Premium
This tutorial is irrelevant. I just spent time going through to setup and realized Google does not allow anymore. thinking this tutorial should be removed so as to not waste time working on it?
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Qamar1 Premium
hi craig i tried what you did but still it has not been verified
can you help please
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Labman Premium
Google Authorship is not available anymore. Google changed the interface and got rid of it.
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AffFranE82 Premium
Thanks for the info I'll try it!
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VernayW Premium
Thanks for this tutorial. It was a little different because of updates but I still got it.
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mechidor Premium
Hi
I also did exactly what was in Kyle's training and when I checked in the rich snippet tool , it didn't work!
Somewone can help?
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LacyNicole Premium
I followed the steps in Kyle's training. I also double checked here as well and it did not work for me. What could I be doing wrong? I even checked for typos.
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DNave Premium
What is not working? Can you let us know what exactly Google is saying or what is going wrong?
Dawn
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LacyNicole Premium
The G+ symbol does not show up on WA and when I verify a page using rich snippet testing tool it tells me that authorship is not set up.
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DNave Premium
I know you checked for typos but did you copy and paste the URL? You might try that. You never know.
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DNave Premium
Kyle just added new training on this. Check it out here.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/setting-up-verifying-google-webmaster-tools
Check that out and see if that helps.
Dawn
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KLewis Premium
Like it, Great Info.
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JennsTips Premium
Thank you Carig, this was very helpful :)
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richard49 Premium
Thanks Carig.....this helped a lot
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gmegs Premium
Thank you Carig - got it straight now!
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Wardah1 Premium
Thank you Carig, this tutorial helped me.
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Blessings44 Premium
Thanks Craig, the tutorial was easy to follow! Lydia.
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SimoninAsia Premium
Hi Craig - i thought in a previous course i had already done this (i am on now on course 4, lesson 7) but when i use webmaster tools no photo is showing.

Do I have to add authorship for every single post or just do it once and it's done? my website www.growchurch.net - is there anyway you can check to see if this has been done? its frustrating not being sure..! Many thanks. Simon
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welshy Premium
Hi Simon,
I recommend you follow this tutorial and setup all 3 things https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-set-up-google-authorship-verify-with-webmaster-tools-google-analytics

The video on this page is for adding authorship to blog post within Wealthy Affiliate only.
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SimoninAsia Premium
Thanks Craig - I am authorship is working and account verified. Thank you. Under All in One SEO plugin I also ticked authorship to apply to all posts etc. Hope this is ok. Many thanks!
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ebizmh Premium
Loved the tutorial - helped me alot.
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Super Al Premium
Well done, thanks!
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gatoloco Premium
Thanks for the training and the easy to follow steps
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bap0304 Premium
Thanks for the training, didn't know about adding WA as a "contributor to" link
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Prolife Premium
Thanks for the information. But tell me, does this just work for posts, or does it work for pages, too? About how long does it take?
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welshy Premium
Hi, This is for blog posts you publish inside Wealthy Affiliate only.
If you want to do this on your own site you need to follow this tutorial https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-set-up-google-authorship-verify-with-webmaster-tools-google-analytics

How long does it take? Nobody knows, Sometimes Google will display author image and other times it doesn't, they have just recently reduced the amount of Author images that get displayed.
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OSherrie Premium
Thank you for the great information.
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HelpGetFit Premium
Done, just waiting for it to work...
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TheFatGuy Premium
Thanks, you are a big help here. I look forward to more training from you.
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Tracy47 Premium
Thanks tons for this video- very helpful! Do I need to do this for every post and page? Or do I do it once for each website and then its automatic for other pages and posts?
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welshy Premium
Thanks for the comment, you only need to do this once to setup authorship for blog posts within WA.
But if you're talking about your own sites then you need to follow another training and repeat for each new site/domain.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-set-up-google-authorship-verify-with-webmaster-tools-google-analytics
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Tracy47 Premium
Yes, I was referring to my sites. Thanks- going to that training right now. Appreciate it tons!
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JordanDuran Premium
Thanks! one problem though I am trying to do this with my word press site and for some reason it isn't working and I now idea why not. I adding the contributor to my g+ and i added my G+ in my author info on my word press site. Have any suggestions?
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welshy Premium
veejay23 Premium
Thanks Craig
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yancbren Premium
Thanks, now I will set it up
Brenda
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alanwelch Premium
Thanks very much. I managed to get my blog attached to G+ Now just have to wait for the photo shot to appear in google, which you said could take a few days.
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mraz24 Premium
Thanks!
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mgaloppe Premium
Hi Craig, On my google site. I see the edit profile button but, I don't see contributor.....and mine isn't blue. Can you help? Thanks
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SamTea Premium
Thank you Craig.
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VictoriaR Premium
Great tutorial! Very helpful..
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darrellw Premium
Just checking before going forward. I copied my google+ profile URL and it looks like this
https://plus.google.com/+darrelldickinson/posts I noticed that the URL in the walk through has a long number in it where my URL has my name. Is there a problem here?
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LadyOdd Premium
When I first got on google+ mine was a long number and changed it to my name later. There is no problem with your link. I added you
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darrellw Premium
Thank you Lady Odd. Yah that works just fine.
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ModernMF Premium
Sweet walkthrough
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Melh1015 Premium
Excellent step by step explanation! Thank you.
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Hari S Nair Premium
I have changed my G+ ul to custom and in WA settings its not accepting a new url it says "We were unable to find a valid 21 digit Google Plus Profile ID in the URL you provided"..and with the old url my G+ page can't be reached..what to do??
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ThomasPaul Premium
I would recommend PMing Kyle or Carson. They are probably going to have to change something in order to make it work with custom URLs.
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Hari S Nair Premium
Alright Thomas I am going to do that...
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JamesJr Premium
I changed mine as well and I did not have any problems with my new custom G+ Id which is my new url as well. Her is my example: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JamesJrHairston/posts and of course take of the post and / before you paste it into the edit Google profile box. Let me know if your id looks similar to mine.
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Hari S Nair Premium
only two days before it got fixed..I sent a pm to Carson and he has fixed it now... :)
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tinamarie Premium
Simple. Thanks, Tina
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EddySalomon Premium
Nice! I just did this. Should be useful for my future content here on WA. Does it take a while for existing content I already have out on Google to show my authorship? Because I don't see the effect yet when I search for my existing blog post. But I did see it when I used the rich snippet test tool.
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onmyownterms Premium
Question is for member who is no longer active on WA.
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MBobb Premium
WOW!!! Thank you!!!!!!
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jyoder101 Premium
Very helpful.....instructions were easy to follow. Thanks
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croninweb Premium
Very nice ---Thanks
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jmixon Premium
Great tutorial. Like everyone else says, very straightforward.
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Paul Dean Premium
Great tutorial Welshy. Straightforward and simple. Many thanks.
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Bmacstar Premium
Thank you... so easy to follow!!
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RodnayHitch Premium
Thanks Craig !
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lorriebrown3 Premium
Awesome, training Welshy. Thank you.
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welshy Premium
Thanks for the comments everyone.
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DoubleTap Premium
Excellent info here Craig! It worked great for my WA endeavors, but I can't get it working with my website. Any pointers!
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welshy Premium
I just checked your camping site and it appears to be setup correctly, guessing you figured it out or is this a different site?
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DoubleTap Premium
Yup, the camping site is the right one... thanks for checking it for me Craig!!!
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Sherion Premium
I put this on the back burner and was going to do it. Then today I remembered. Thanks again Craig.
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Rick Jantz Premium
It worked! It worked! Thanks, Craig, for another great video and guide. Saw my purty mug :)
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Kathy1952 Premium
Hi Craig!! Thanks soooooo much. It was very helpful and I've already set it up. You rock!
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Thanks I just set it up.
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lanesamarie Premium
Hi Craig, after the preview when I scroll down it says Authorship Email Verification do I need to add my e-mail address or leave it at ease. Thanks for this tutorial, I have my g+ authority already installed awhile ago but it's now working and now I understand why....
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welshy Premium
You can ignore the email option.
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lanesamarie Premium
I just did, thanks again Craig!
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DarleneN Premium
Well, I'm on my profile page, and I can't find the blue button to edit it. When I click on the blue profile button, it just brings up my profile, and I can't find any way to edit it!
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DarleneN Premium
Ok, I don't know what I did to get there, but I finally got to where I could edit my profile! Had to go in the back door, I guess!
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welshy Premium
I've just added a new image above, things changed and you now just need to visit the About page scroll all the way down and you should see an edit link.
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welshy Premium
And you have it working fine http://d.pr/i/fdui
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DarleneN Premium
Thanks, Welshy!
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Marcus WFHW Premium
Very helpful Craig, couldn't have done this without this guide.
Neil
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chriscoyle Premium
Helpful as always Craig, cheers mate
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pablost Premium
Thanks alot,worked well,easy to follow.
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jjstockman Premium
Thanks Craig, I updating my WA and G+ now!
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DonnaJ Premium
yes that correct
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DonnaJ Premium
Hi! I am getting this message after following the tutorial you've provided and when I check with the Rich Snippets Tool. It is showing in the About Section on the page results.

Was wondering if you have a fix for this issue below? Thanks so much :)

Warning: Missing required field "updated".
Warning: Missing required hCard "author".
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welshy Premium
Hi, That error is related to the theme that you're using, I've asked other people about this in the past and they say it should effect your author image.
I personally fix the error when I can figure it out, but ever theme is different.
If you post the theme name or URL of site I'll have a look later for you, it maybe an easy fix.
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welshy Premium
Wait I just realized this is the WA blog authorship video, you're talking about adding authorship to own website right, using this tutorial : https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-manually-setup-google-authorship-on-wordpress
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joyceosborn Premium
Ah, thanks! I really appreciate that!
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nihcwealth Premium
Hi again, i was testing on authorship for own website, and found out that it did not show up in Search Engine. I done a research and understand that, it need time to show up in search engine, and there is no guaranteed on the time frame when it will show up. It can take up to weeks or months to show up. If you want your face to show up faster in Search Engine, follow Craig on this tutorial is a better choice.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Thanks Craig
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nihcwealth Premium
One more thing. Craig, you have done a great video. Thanks.
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nihcwealth Premium
Hi Craig and Reefswimmer, thanks for the compliment. I just highlight here, in case someone need this info.

If you are using wordpress, you may add a plugin "Google Plus Authorship" to simplify the process. After adding it you can go to your user profile to input your Google plus link. (Replace this with Step 1 to 4).

After Google plus info is added and saved, you can proceed to Google plus to add your own Website URL instead of WA URL. (Similar to Step 5 to 7). Then you can tried the output in Step 8. Hope it helps.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Great training. I had updated my profile here after reading the blog post a couple days ago but forgot to do my Google profile.

While I was updating that, I thought maybe it would be better if I put my WA profile as the link on Google+. So if someone was to click over using that link, and signed up I'd be credited with an invite.

I checked it after with the Rich Snippet tool and it works. So instead of putting https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com you could put your profile url like https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kpfingaz/ in my case and get an additional benefit.
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welshy Premium
That's a great idea, I forget the answer but does your affiliate cookie get set when some lands on profile page just like a blog post?
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Can't remember where I saw it but Kyle did say that if you someone arrives at WA through your profile then you'd get the credit if they signed up. This is providing someone else didn't share the profile otherwise they would get the credit.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Earn Your First $50 Training - Lesson 5

Kyle said:

Quick Note: Blog posts that you own, or your WA Profile do not require you to use an affiliate link. If you send people to your Profile page you will earn a referral from it. Same goes for if you link directly to a blog that you own.
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welshy Premium
Thanks Jay, I'll update the training tomorrow and recommend that change, just about to head out for a few hours.
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reefswimmer Premium
Thx for this ! I enjoy video, but when it comes time to copy/paste/bounce back and forth between two sites to set something up, the written summary works by far the best for me. So you've given us the best of both worlds. Big mahalo !

I also like nihcwealth's comment with her reminder to set this up for a standard website as well. and the reminder that a photo image stands out in search results.
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welshy Premium
Thanks for the comment, Yes nihcwealth makes a good point about setting up on your own websites too.
I understand what you mean by copy/paste/bounce that's why I figured I'd add some text and images too.
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Carson Premium
Thanks for this Craig! You're great at doing video and it's awesome that you used a video to show fellow WA'ers how to add their Google Authorship to their WA account. Your explanation of Google Authorship is superb in this video. Great stuff!
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welshy Premium
Thanks Carson, I like the new player and how we can upload HD videos plus watch via iphone etc. Thanks
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nihcwealth Premium
Thanks Craig, these has answered my curiousity on Authorship method. It definitely helps alot and stands out in Search Results. Just set it up for my WA profile and my own website.
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welshy Premium
Thanks for the comment, Yes setting up on your own website is also very important.
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PMV Premium
Thanks Craig, another great instruction.
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welshy Premium
You're welcome
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Sherion Premium
Thank you I was wondering how to do this. I am going to do ASAP.
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welshy Premium
If you create blog posts here within WA it's a win win
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Yes I did that, thanks for the concise instructions!
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welshy Premium
No problem glad it helped
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ThomasPaul Premium
Make sure you follow step 6 exactly. I accidentally typed https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com instead of https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com and didn't get it to work until I discovered my mistake and changed it.
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firstborn Premium
Thanks
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welshy Premium
Thanks, yes that could be as easy mistake, always check markup code with the Rich Snippet Tool :)
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firstborn Premium
it was clear and concise. and will try it. I really like it.
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welshy Premium
Thanks for the nice comment.
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