+Mark Traphagen , we noticed a comment you shared with another member that struck us as interesting and will hopefully lead to more clarity on the subject of authorship:
"but if you have a 'site wide' authorship link (such as in the header or footer) remove it. Google tends to frown on that as they only want authorship hooked up to actual content pages created by the linked author."
We redeveloped our site recently to include structured data elements and to incorporate Google authorship. Our site is constructed in two parts: (1) Main marketing website (http://2029webdesign.com/
) (2) Blog (http://2029webdesign.com/blog/
). Our footer area contains proper schema.org/organization
Our blog is validating with proper authorship and publisher structured data via Google's Structured Data Testing Tool. The main site verifies the publisher information but states the Page does not contain authorship markup.
Should pages that are marketing services, and will remain rather stagnate have authorship markup? Is there any common thought or best-practices in regards to the construction of our website?
We appreciate anyone taking the time to read or comment.