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Google Discover Showing Author Names Over Site Name

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Google Adds New Author Markup Best Practices For Article Structured Data

Google Discover can now show the author name of a specific story instead of showing the site name under the story. I personally do not use Google Discover much but a couple of savvy Google Discover users noticed this over the weekend.

Jordan SEO spotted it first and posted this example on Twitter:

Then Glenn Gabe responded noticing it for a story that showed up in his feed as well, with his name instead of his site name. Here is what that looks like:

What do you prefer, the author name or the site name for articles in the Google Discover feed?

Why is Google showing the author’s name? That is hard to know but Google is always testing. Here are some theories:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: September 23, 2022

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Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.


Google has a confirmed Google Ads issue that may cause serving and budget issues, and yes, it is causing a lot of confusion and frustration. Google Search and Google Ads does not guarantee a click will lead to a conversion. Google does de-duplicate based on almost duplicates. Microsoft Bing is testing colored Sitelinks in search. Google Germany asks the reviewer before a review is removed after it was reported. I also posted the weekly SEO video recap filled with discussions of updates and more.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

Other Great Search Threads:

Search Engine Land Stories:

Other Great Search Stories:

Analytics

Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice

SEO

PPC

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Other Search

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Have feedback on this daily recap; let me know on Twitter @rustybrick or @seroundtable, you can follow us on Facebook and make sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or just contact us the old fashion way.



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