Google Authorship Rich Snippets Even Easier Now With Google+ Signin

Sep 10, 2013 • 9:18 am | comments (15) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google AuthorGoogle is really encouraging people to (1) sign up for Google+ and (2) mark their pages with rich snippets and authorship for the search results.

Google came out with a way to encourage publishers and webmasters to do both of these.

Google announced easier authorship attribution by using Google+ signin. Now when you integrate your publishing platform, note only and TypePad are supported now, with Google+ signin, Google will automatically associate your posts with your Google+ profile.

That means (1) more people will want to use Google+ and (2) those using Google+ will automatically have authorship if they login using it.

Of course, you'd have to configure your sites to use Google+ signin, which may or may not be easier than adding authorship data to your site.

Oh, also, they announced you can embed Google+ posts:

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Justin Smith

09/10/2013 02:30 pm

The embedding feature is especially cool!


09/10/2013 02:57 pm

How the modern Internet works : I posted it here, because I strongly believe that this is what post-Panda Google is about - in short - search, based on trends ("follow the crowd"). Google wants to know what is popular. Its logic is - if popular, then worth to be featured in the SERP. But in this case, Google steps in the territory of the regular media. From being a unique source of information, based on visitor demand, to forcing visitor watch/read, what others do. The difference is, that regular media digs tons of information manually (reporters do) to feature some and Google digs by algo. One can say, that it was same way all the time. Right. But before Panda mass media and Google served differently - mass media served the crowd demands and Google served personal demands. That's why Google became popular - it was your personal tunnel in the informational world. If Google now features information on the same basis as mass media do, then it serves same goals as mass media and then the question rises - what is the point to move from regular mass media to Google ? Mass media digs information manually, but Google - by software. Reporter always will do job better, than algo. Recently I was surprised to know that Page + Brin own just 16% of Google. Doesn't it remind you the Yahoo history ? P.S. I don't wish hard times for Google. I just want to have my personal tunnel in the informational world. I don't want to be part of crowd.


09/10/2013 03:07 pm

The Google post does not include info as to how to link the Google+ login to Wordpress (could be a Panda issue there - very thin content etc). Does anyone know how to link them? And is it only for or is it also for self hosted websites using The lack of real info baffles me from the Big G - however I do love both concepts.

Yo Mamma

09/10/2013 04:57 pm

Nothing new here other than a new page pointing to an old page that still doesn't help those sites that had a snippet get it back again.

Casey Markee, MBA

09/10/2013 06:13 pm

Authorship REALLY is becoming the new link. First the roll-out of "in-depth articles" now one-step integration AND embedded Google Plus functionality? Nice!

jitendra vaswani

09/10/2013 06:39 pm

I am not able to see my picture on on SERP , I have tested my rich snippet on there it is working but on SERP it is now showing can anyone help me here.

Michael Merritt

09/10/2013 06:54 pm

I think Google has finally solved, or is close to solving, the scraper problem. If you're linked to their system, they know when you sent the article. So if they then find another copy of it somewhere, then that is obviously a scraped or a syndicated version. Given that knowledge, they should be able to rank your article above all other copies. Of course, this won't work in all situations, such as when the article is scraped and spun, but if their goal is to know who's first, then it's a good start. It also doesn't help anonymous writers. Of course, this is just speculation. Maybe one won't help the other at all.


09/10/2013 07:05 pm

It will not help. Google assigns authority to the whole website. If website, with authority 10, will syndicate article from website with authority 3, then you can be sure what page will be higher in SERP, no matter what. Problem is not in stealing of content. Problem is how Google understands authority.

Craig Hamilton-Parker

09/10/2013 08:23 pm

I'm not an expert so this is a guess. If you'd are using the same image as on here the bright primary colours could look a bit like a logo. My face didn't appear until I made the background a solid colour. I assumed it was because I'm too good looking for Google.


09/10/2013 11:22 pm

looking forward to embed posts feature

Syed Waqas Bukhari

09/11/2013 07:05 am

And i am looking forward to trade key :)

Josef Holm

09/11/2013 02:37 pm

Another step to shove G+ down people's throats.

jitendra vaswani

09/11/2013 07:25 pm

HHAhahaAH Craig, I change the image recently :) Lets see when i could see my authorship in Google

jitendra vaswani

09/11/2013 07:25 pm

Casey I particularly like the Google Authorship feature.


09/16/2013 04:41 am

Google does everything possible to make people use Google+

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