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Why is the Author not showing up for my article?
Why is the Author not showing up for my article?

How to make sure we correctly identify the person who wrote your content.

Written by Evan Ahlers
Updated over a week ago

BuzzSumo extracts author information from any of these tags in your source code:

  • <meta property="article:author" content="AUTH OR NAME">

  • <meta property="twitter:creator" content="TWITTER USERNAME"> (author name will be full name of Twitter user)

  • <a rel="author">AUTHOR NAME</a>

  • <meta name="author" content="AUTHOR NAME">

  • <[ANY TAG] itemprop="author">AUTHOR NAME</[ANY TAG]> (ANY TAG can be p, span, a, etc.)

If we cannot find it by any of these methods, we try to infer it by looking for a byline, such as by AUTHOR_NAME. 

We recommend you confirm with your web developer and/or SEO that one of these methods is in use across your site to ensure accurate reporting.

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