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Google,s Authorship

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by a-jani, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. a-jani

    a-jani Junior Member

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    A facebook friend told me that i should get Google,s Authorship to get more traffic. Can anybody tell me what is Google,s Authorship and how can i get it and is this really helpful to get traffic.
     
  2. umerjutt00

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    Get your picture to show up in Google search results by connecting your authored content to your Google + page.
     
  4. lancis

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    I would say it depends on the niche. If you're the only one with the image on the search page then most likely it increases the CTR. However, from the little statistics I have 3 or more images start to annoy and people attempt to skip them.
     
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  5. small buddy

    small buddy Regular Member

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    Hai friends,

    You can easily set the profile picture in Google Search Results.

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    For Wordpress Users:


    1. Create Google plus profile.
    2. Go to About--Link ( Click Edit)--Contributor (Type your site title and url)
    3. Copy the profile URL from address bar.


    Download and Install the Google Multiple Authorship Wordpress Plugin


    4. Go to Wordpress Admin Panel and click Users--Your Profile--Paste the Link in "Google plus Author Link"
    5. Click Update Profile.
    6. Repeat the above steps for different authors.

    For Other Platform Users: (THIS METHOD ALSO WORKING IN WORDPRESS AND BLOGGER)

    use YOAST seo plugin or otherwise do the below steps

    1. Create a Google Plus Profile.
    2. Go to About--Link ( Click Edit)--Contributor (Type your site title and url )
    3. Copy the profile link and changed it below format.

    <a rel="author" href="https://your profile url?rel=author">

    4. Paste the profile link in About page or any other gadgets in sidebar.

    Test your authorship:

    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets


    FAQ:

    http://wp-buddy.com/documentation/pl...earch-results/

    Regards, Small Buddy​
    Last edited by small buddy; 09-21-2013 at 11:54 AM.​
     
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  6. deathx01

    deathx01 Registered Member

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    Well its a part of an seo strategy , it can be good to have it and you can add google rich snippet too .
     
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    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    If you're on WP you can install the Google Authorship plugin and link to your G+ profile from your User settings in WP dashboard.
     
  8. BusinessMagnet

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    It didn't increase my traffic to more extent rather it increased my CTR in search results, which indirectly affected my traffic in +ve way.
     
  9. accord96

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    I think of it as another one of the social signals that google can use to filter out noise from their serps. You you could easily be able to determine that Mr. Whateveryournameis has written 15 articles that are all unique good quality articles, versus some unknown author who would you choose to present to the searchers.

    It allows them to build a reputation to help them make decisions. Just another aspect of seo I think but it will continue to grow until everyone adopts it, or Google kills it.(don't see that happening)
     
  10. lancis

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    Dont think its going to survive on a large scale. It might be good for a porn niche, where faces are relevant for the search term. Otherwise, it just distracts.
     
  11. accord96

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    It could also expand though to other niches, say if dr.oz ever felt like promoting a health niche or puff daddy got his face beside articles about pro active it then there would be additional relevance between the companies offline advertising and the online advertising model.

    This is more of a large scale commercial aspect that I think might make it stay around for a bit, but have yet to really see it work.
     
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    True that, the problem however as I see it - everything revolves around Google+ and the average Joe doesnt seem to be interested in that social network. As long as average Joe is not there, large commercial bodies wouldn't see any advantage in managing yet another social account.
     
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    Do you guys do the authorship for multiple personas? say, I have 5 websites under different names, how to go about it? Does google+ ban you for having multiple google+ profiles under the same ip? Sorry, if I have posted it in the wrong thread as I was looking for a solution for managing multiple authorships...
     
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    Google Authorship is a way to link content you create with a Google+ profile, which provides benefits such as your headshot image appearing next to your content in Google's search results.