January 31, 2014 at 10:41 AM #1398
I am not sure if the SEO thread is the right thread.
I have been using Google webmaster tools to test my webbsite.
Everything got a green light except:
Fel Missing required field “updated”.
Fel Missing required hCard “author”.
In another site i have hear that these are functions automatically appear if you don’t use the site as a blog, since i am running it as a business site.
Eventually, i will use a page to write blog articles.
I need to understand the settings of Hatom feed, and what i should do / consider once i write blog entries on my site.
Thanks for your helpJanuary 31, 2014 at 12:45 PM #1400March 25, 2014 at 6:43 AM #1519
I have read those links you are recommending about microformat and w3.org but since I don’t have a background in coding, it makes little sense to me.
What i need to know is the following.
Google has to started to index my webbpage, and according to the different functions on google webbmaster tool, i do get different results.
What i need to know regarding the function structured data / hatom, is marking 7 objects (i have 7 pages) with faults. Mainly its saying that each page is missing Author and the function “updated”. Each page has been written by Admin. Do i need to care about this, and will it influence SEO performance?
ThanksMarch 25, 2014 at 7:26 AM #1520
Pages – Won’t contain author information because these pages are meant to be more official of the website as a whole and static, not to an individual.
Posts – Will contain author information as posts are considered writings, postings, articles, update etc from a specific individual.
This is standard for most WordPress themes and best practice. Also see http://support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
With that said, would you like to customize pages so that they do contain author info?March 25, 2014 at 7:54 AM #1522
No probably not. Its just to understand SEO thinking and why googles engines react the way they react, which must be because I am running it as a business platform instead of a blog. So i have to expect “false” notifications. Maybe in the future there will be way around it as well with future updates?March 25, 2014 at 7:02 PM #1525
Yes, it’s to be expected with all validation tools, most of the time, no one passes all errors and warnings on these tests, nor is it even important to. In fact, worrying about these tools too much can actually lead people to do things to their sites just to appease the tool for that 100% that’s not necessarily good for their visitors.
Google itself doesn’t pass W3C validation:
These kinds of tools are useful for finding major problems, like broken code, but warnings should be taken lightly and often considered negligible. The more you use them the better you’ll get at spotting things that require action.
Also, if you don’t want to go digging around in the code, there are plenty of SEO plugins to try:
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