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Guidelines for Google Authorship

March 17, 2014 by Michael Cohn

Google Authorship Guide

Google’s own authorship program is the latest technique that has been targeted by Google’s Webspam team. The Webspam team is devoted to ensuring that their search engine results pages return the best results possible. This includes removing spam or low-quality results.[read more]

The Social Side of SEO

March 7, 2014 by Monica Jade Romeri

SEO is social

SEO has gone social; your social media presence combined with the social capital of your content—the social signals generated by your digital publishing efforts—play an important role in how visible you appear in search results. Here's how you can increase your social signals.[read more]

Benefits of Google Authorship for You and Your Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

February 23, 2014 by Sarah Matista

Benefits of Google authorship.

One of the best ways to grow you your small business is by increasing the traffic to your website. There are lots of SEO (search engine optimization) strategies out there for doing this, and among them is a great blog. We’ve talked a lot lately about content marketing, which drives traffic to your site by way of blog articles your audience finds when searching the web.[read more]

The Whats, Whys and Hows of Google Authorship

February 9, 2014 by Julia McCoy

What is Google Authorship?

So, you’ve set up a Google+ account! Now you’re on your way to legitimacy in Google’s eyes. But you’re not there yet. That’s where Google Authorship comes in. A few years ago, Google created Authorship as part of its goal of showcasing their products in search results.[read more]


Is There a New Google Glass Ceiling for Authors?

January 16, 2014 by Randy Milanovic

Google Authorship update is raising brows.

Since the idea was first introduced and rolled out, I've been a huge fan of the Google Authorship program. Recent updates to Authorship, however, are raising some eyebrows. The question to ask today is: Is there a new glass ceiling for Google authors… and if so, how do you deal with it?[read more]

Why Google Authorship Is So Important for the Content You Create and How to Set It Up

November 6, 2013 by Leo Widrich

google authorship

The ticket to your desired Internet listing is Google authorship, a highly effective way of connecting and promoting content on search results pages. It’s free to use, easy to set up, and worth the effort—especially for us who dream the Google dream. Google authorship wasn’t always Google authorship. It began as Agent Rank.[read more]

The Value of Google Authorship [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 10, 2013 by Jim Dougherty

A lot of futurists point to Google Authorship as an SEO trend for the near future. Conceptually, how this happens may be a little abstract. This infographic does a good job describing the origins of Authorship and the potential for it to be used for the future.[read more]

Google Authorship for SEO: What You Need to Know

October 9, 2013 by Mitz Pantic

Google Authorship tips

If you are just starting out with Google Authorship for your SEO efforts, you want to make sure that you will be able to get the best out of it. In order to do that, there are some important things you need to know about authorship that will allow you to use it the right way.[read more]

How to Use Authorship Features to Share Your Company Blog

September 23, 2013 by Sam Swiech

Google Authorship and blogging

By putting greater importance on who is writing what, Google is attempting to allow thought leaders to ascend past the throngs of copycats and curators who freely grab others’ content for themselves and give them the search visibility they deserve.[read more]

More Search Visitors with Rel Author

August 5, 2013 by Stanford Smith

More visitors? Check

Rel Author is a tag attached to posts and pages that signals that the blog post is linked to an individual. When Google sees the tag, it looks for a match on Google+. If it finds the link, Google will grab the author’s Google+ profile photo and add it to the search result.[read more]

Why Your Business Needs Google+

July 30, 2013 by Shell Robshaw-Bryan

Google Plus

Google+ is the least well-known and most misunderstood of the social networks. Both Google+ and Google Authorship should be integral to your content-focused SEO strategy, so this article aims to provide a basic introduction and overview as well as highlighting some of the key benefits.[read more]


How to Set Up Google Authorship

July 29, 2013 by Rob Henry

Setting up Google Authorship / shutterstock

There are plenty of reasons that Google Authorship might be a wise addition to your page template. Setting it up is a process that can appear complicated at first, but it actually consists of several fairly simple steps. Here are the different methods, depending on how many authors your website has.[read more]

Google Authorship Goes Past Only Webpages

June 25, 2013 by Amanda DiSilvestro

Google’s goal when it comes to authorship is to connect authors with their content and therefore help users see who the author is that wrote that content. With these goals in mind, it doesn’t make sense to limit authorship to only webpages. After all, authors publish content through many different mediums on the web and this content shows up in many different web searches.[read more]

Why Google Authorship Is More Important Than Your Website

June 3, 2013 by Kay Hebbourn

How can you build your authorship ranking? Be active on Google+. Connect your site(s) to Google+. Contribute to conversations in your specialist area in your preferred places like Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or other blogs. Be a guest blogger on authority sites in your industry.[read more]

Past Contributorship Has No Impact on Authorship Annotations or Rankings

April 23, 2013 by Steven Shattuck

As early as April 9th, Google began rolling out a new profile feature to its Google+ network that many believe may have Google Authorship and AuthorRank implications. Users can now specify whether they are a “current” or “past” contributor to a blog listed in their “Contributor to” section.[read more]

Google+ Adds Current/Past Option to "Contributor To" Field

April 17, 2013 by Steven Shattuck

Last week, Google+ users started noticing an additional option in their “Contributor to” section: a past or current contributor drop-down. As of today, the option appears to be global.[read more]

Google+: An Overlooked Marketing Gold Mine

April 15, 2013 by Bria Jordan

Google Plus offers many benefits to any organization. It yields opportunities to better understand clients and their needs, position your company as an authority with Authorship, and increase visibility in search results. Considering it’s all free, can you afford not to use it?[read more]

Google Authorship: The Ultimate Guide to Claiming Photographic Attribution in Search

April 8, 2013 by Blaise Grimes-Viort

eModeration's Blaise Grimes-Viort explains how to successfully claim Google Authorship next to your articles and blog posts using photographic attribution.[read more]

3 Content Challenges That Google Authorship Solves Today

March 5, 2013 by Steven Shattuck

Google Authorship adds several visual elements to blog posts both as they appear in the SERPs and in their native on-page environment. Rather than making AuthorRank your goal today, instead focus on getting authorship-optimized.[read more]

What About Google?

February 28, 2013 by Anthony Baisi

With all this talk about Twitter’s Vine, Facebook’s Graph Search and content being king, I found myself thinking, what about Google? Google+ Communities offer businesses a platform where they can quickly find a large amount of relevant people that all share similar interests.[read more]