Google Rel=SuperAuthor Once Again Points Fun At Rel=Author

Oct 28, 2014 • 8:38 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Back in August, Google ripped our hearts out (okay, maybe a bit too strong of language) when they dropped authorship support completely. A few weeks later, John Mueller wrote a block post on the Google Webmaster Central blog and marked up his name with a rel="agent" for fun but removed it after we pointed it out.

Now, Pierre Far from Google in his Google guidelines update post used rel=superauthor. Here is a screen shot:

Google Rel=SuperAuthor

As you can see, it looks funny to some of us but for those really still upset about losing authorship, it might be considered a smack in the face.

Paul Shapiro spotted this and thought it was funny.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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