27 comments to Making the Most of Google Authorship for Your Blog
Hi Stacy and Misheal,
I know for me Misheal, I love going to Google and searching for content. The faces out beside those posts are watch catches my eye first. It’s like when you’re searching and you see a video all of a sudden, you’re just drawn to it instantly.
I read a post some time back that using Google authorship was going to end up being big. Not only for the search engines but like you said, look at the people who are trying to rip off our content. Of course Google knows who posted it first but having you as the sole owner of that content through this method will hopefully get others to reconsider before they move forward.
Glad I got mine set up as soon as I heard about it. You’re not leaving me in the dust.
Great post and very important subject Misheal, thank you for sharing.
Google Authorship has been very helpful to genuine bloggers since it came out. Today, bloggers get high ranking not because of spammy acts or a lot of backlinks , but rather on the good quality content and this is exactly the right thing to happen. Sarah Park invites you to read… How to Collect Money Owed
I was searching more about Google authorship and I stumbled upon your blog. I like how you outlined what it was in clear language. It makes sense that Google is finally working on this feature. A concern I have however is what if someone else gets their content read by the search engine prior to the original author, does that mean the author will no longer get that credit?
Google Authorship has been very helpful to genuine bloggers. Today, bloggers get can expect to get high PR based on the good quality content and this is exactly the right way to go….I also agree with Paul on how do search engines decide where the content was posted first ?
I just did this on my WP blog and I have to be honest. It worked! I’ve looked for the steps to do this on and off for about a year and everybody else made it so complicated. I don’t have an email address on the domain that I blog so it seemed impossible to set this up. I went thru your steps and the structured data tool reports that I’m verified and everything is working! I can’t wait to see what gets updated in the webmaster tools.
Google authorship is actually a plus for the blogger. From the first day I had of it I went out to learn about it and then implemented it immediately. Now there are plugins that makes it easier and anyone not taking advantage of it as a blogger is really losing much. Chadrack invites you to read… Released And Redirected? Now Stay Focused!
hi, it is on reality a nice and helpful information, I am happy that you shared this helpful information with us. I will try all this things on my blog. Leena Dasot invites you to read… List of US Songs – Top US Songs 2013
Great post! I can’t believe more people are not taking advantage of this. I got it done without actually using an email address from my domain, just my gmail address. Maybe I got lucky. Aaradhya invites you to read… Tips For Using Facebook in Your Job Search Hunt
Google authorship could really change the way we get to top quality content. In the sea of generic authors we are able to separate those who are worth reading. Pamela Mejia invites you to read… Box 24 Casino
Google Authorship is a great way to recognize the genuine content on the web. This recognition is very significant these days as the web is flooded with a lot of ‘cut-copy-paste’ bloggers. Thanks for sharing this valuable information. Aayna invites you to read… Using SkyDrive in Windows 8
I still haven’t setup Google Plus or authorship yet. I keep putting it off because I tell myself that I already have too much Google in my life do I really want more. I probably should, and one of these days I will if I can figure it out. I would rather not use a face shot because they remind me of a drivers license picture, and I am never happy or content with mine. One of these days I will jump on the band wagon. Ray invites you to read… Webmail Providers and Attachment Size
Establishing authorship does seem to help lift your search engine rankings. For example, I have a blog about my city of Perth. It was on the top of the second page for searches for “Perth blog”. Not long after I established authorship I wound up in the middle of page one for it.
Can’t be totally sure that this was the cause, but I think it’s quite likely.
AuthorRank is yet another way for Google to effectively cut-out the end-around that SEOs have been using to manipulate search algorithms. Along with weighting up social signals, this clearly demonstrates how Big G and Bing are moving toward the semantic web and natural behaviors. Owen E. Richason IV invites you to read… AuthorRank and Your Website’s Performance
Google Authorship indeed allows searchers to identify you as the author and authority on your content .I too had researched about it and found that it gives increased visibility and also encourages searchers to click on one’s link . Your share has provided me more reasons to witness the benefits I can reap from it . Nice share.
I am loving this. We have created an entry about this earlier last month. Letting people know who the writer is can spike the confidence of the reader. Goodbye to anonymous writers online really. Kamil invites you to read… Optin Skin Review: How to Simplify Lead Generation
I didn’t know about Google authorship until this post! I think its an amazing improvements in
the search engines, as it enables you to get reputation in your niche. Once you prove that
you are an expert in the niche (by writing top quality content),and people are getting to know you, every new article you publish
will have huge amount of attention. I’ve added all the articles on my new Weight loos blog to Google authorship. Thanks Ron Shimoff invites you to read… How to buy your first apartment refrigerator
I think it’s a nice way of personalising web content, and of course it gives authors the chance to be properly recognised for their work. Rosecea invites you to read… leg vein treatment tunbridge wells