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Fix Missing author errors in google search console structured data markup by declaring author profile and URL in blogger template. Missing author is one of the most common errors experienced in blogger website templates in rich spinets and structured data. The error may bring about indexing schema or structured data problem errors in your google search console leading to invalid search results markup. Therefore, going to fix the missing error with a few lines of meta code implementation into your blogger template.

There are different types of structured data used in blogger such as microdata.org, schema markup and js-ld markup. This Fix works with all the formats of rich spinets in search console and you can monitor the fix in implementation through structured data testing tool provided by Google. Follow the below instructions step by step and replace lines of code with errors with the provided Fix.

Fix Missing: author Error in Blogger

  1. Open Blogger.com and Sign in to your Account
  2. Navigate to Theme ( Located on left side menu bar )
  3. Click on Edit HTML 
  4. Locate the code below
<span class='post-author vcard' >
                    <b:if cond='data:top.showAuthor'>
                      <b:if cond='data:post.authorProfileUrl'>
                        <span class='fn'>
                          <a expr:href='data:post.authorProfileUrl' rel='author' title='author profile'>
                            <data:post.author/>
                          </a>
                        </span>
                      <b:else/>
                        <span class='fn'><data:post.author/></span>
                      </b:if>
                    </b:if>
                  </span>

 5. Replace the code with script below 

<span class='post-author vcard'>
<b:if cond='data:top.showAuthor'>
<b:if cond='data:post.authorProfileUrl'>
<span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'>
<meta expr:content='data:post.authorProfileUrl' itemprop='url'/>
<a class='g-profile' expr:href='data:post.authorProfileUrl' rel='author' title='author profile'>
<span itemprop='name'><data:post.author/></span>
</a>
</span>
<b:else/>
<span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'>
<span itemprop='name'><data:post.author/></span>
</span>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</span>

 6. Save your template theme

The missing author error on your Google search console is fixed by the above code implementation. You can analyze your website code again with google search console structured data testing tool to ensure your Schema or Microdata Jslod structured data is correct without any further errors. 

If you like this article, there are plenty schema structured data options to integrate to your blogger website for better SEO all correct and for different kinds of blogger niche websites.

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