Google Authorship: Does It Affect Search Rankings? Google Official Speaks Out


In a new interview on Search Engine Journal we get some updated insights into the current state of the Google Authorship project from Google Director of Product for Search Sagar Kamdar, who has specific responsibilities with Google’s Author Verification project. Here’s the key quote: Q: Is Authorship used by Google as a ranking signal? (i.e., does […]

Google Removes Webmaster Tools Author Stats Reports

Google Author Stats Gone

Starting last December Google Webmaster Tools included a “labs” prototype feature that displayed rudimentary analytics for any indexed results on the web that were connected to your Google verified authorship (content tied to you Google+ profile using any of these methods. Being aware of how your author-identity-related content was performing was gaining importance as the […]

How to Show Your Author Photo in Google Search Results

Google Authorship rich snippet search result

Could there be anything more cheering to an online author (especially one with a healthy ego like Yours Truly) than seeing this little gift from Google? Such “author rich snippet search results” are one of the benefits of connecting your online, original content with your Google+ profile, something we now know of as Google Authorship. The […]