Google Answers Questions About Google Authorship

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It’s been a long time since we’ve had any real information updates on Google Authorship and how it should be used from the horse’s mouth (that’s Google with the saddle on over there, by the way). That changed today with the posting of “rel=author Frequently Asked (Advanced) Questions” on the official Google Webmaster Central blog. […]

Google In-Depth Articles Search Results: Any Hope for Small Publishers?

Google In Depth Articles Search Results for Social Media

UPDATE: Some Hope for Small Publishers 11 August 2013¬†We have seen before where a new feature like this only works for big guys in the beginning but eventually rolls out for anyone. Authorship would be a case in point. I set it up when it first came out, but waited several frustrating months where only […]

rel=author or rel=publisher: Which Should I Use? (Updated)

rel=publisher vs rel=author

UPDATE: rel=publisher & Google In-Depth Articles 12 August 2013 – Google’s recently introduced In-Depth Articles search feature includes a special role for rel=publisher (verified brand page) connections. If the web site hosting an article featured in the In-Depth results box has a verified Google+ brand page connection, Google will pull the brand’s logo from that […]

Google Plus Post Rank Hijacking


Somebody at Google likes me. I swear, I’m not paying them anything! Back in June of 2012 I first posted about what I saw as a flaw in the way Google indexes Google+ posts that are re-shares of other users’ posts. Since at least the spring of that year I’d found that I could very, […]

Google Rich Snippets & Authorship: A Video Panel Discussion

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Join Virante’s +Mark Traphagen with co-guest panelists¬†+AJ Kohn and +Bill Slawski for a Google+ Hangout On Air discussion of Rich Snippet search results and Google Authorship / Author Rank. The show was hosted by +Dan Petrovic and +Martin Reed of DejanSEO. (Video is below text) For the first 20 minutes, Dan and Martin give us […]

What Is the Difference Between Google Authorship and Author Rank?


If you follow my writing here, on various other blogs, and on Google+, you know that I am a big fan of Google’s Authorship project, and that I do a great deal of thinking and research about it. But when you’ve got your nose deep into something, it’s easy to slip into jargon and forget […]