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quick question about google authorship

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    I understand the picture has to be the face of a person, it cannot be a logo. but does it have to be my face? could I go to a stock photo site and get any picture?
    and the name: does it have to be a person's name, or could it be a company name? for example, if the company name is HR Entertainment, can I put HR in the "first name" field and Entertainment in the "last name" field?
    and one last question: do you recommend male or female for higher CTR?
     
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    R0meo Senior Member

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    naked chick works best to boost your ctr
     
  3. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    The best compromise is to use a cartoon charicature type of picture. Can look vaguely like you if you want.
     
  4. adamprattler

    adamprattler Junior Member

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    I guess female face will increase your ctr. And as far as I know, for authorship you can't use company name yet. You have to use real name and portrait.
     
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    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    From a few google authorship articles that I have read, it has to be your face and your real name.
     
  6. scorpion king

    scorpion king Senior Member

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    First. You can't create a name as HR Consultant or SEO Guru.
    Google may delete your authorship if they manually review your site. If its for your professional service, you take a photo from google and make it as "negative" or kinda black and white using photoshop (make sure people can't identify that face easily) and use it. The photo should be a head shot. If you put your company logo or otherthan head shot of a person. Google will block your authorship until you upload a new photo.