Google Authorship Rich Snippets Even Easier Now With Google+ Signin

Sep 10, 2013 - 9:18 am 15 by

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 WordPress.com 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:

Forum discussion at Google+.

 

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