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concern about installing google authorhip

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    Hi
    Is it possible that installing authorship will cause my serps ranking to go down?
    I have no google products associated with any of my sites because I dont want to give google any information that they cant otherwise get. Once I install authorship, I am afraid they will start sticking their nose in my business.
    For one, wouldn't they see that I have no friends in my circle and derank me?
    anyone ever installed authorship and seen a decrease in their rankings?
     
  2. Conor

    Conor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Nope, if anything it makes you look more official and increases your CTR. I use it. I like it.
    And if you're worried about how many followers you have, just follow people for days and wait for them to follow you back, same concept as Twitter.
     
  3. Gyuman82

    Gyuman82 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Authorship should likely increase your search engine traffic as for whatever reason people love to click stuff with people's faces next to it.

    Even if your G+ is not loaded with people, you should definitely not see a decrease in traffic.
     
  4. Ash2012

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    Quite the opposite. I've found it almost adds a certain trust factor to your site if anything. I've included authorship on a few sites and have a little photo in the SERP and man does it stand out! I think I only have ever had 2 or 3 others in my circles on Google+ for those accounts and haven't seen any detrimental effects whatsoever. Like I say - stands out when you're the only one with an image. What I'm trying to work out is how to fool Google into placing a logo there instead after I've got the author image. Will do a throwaway account some day to try and figure it out.
     
  5. allply

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    Yes install it makes your more legit as described.