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 […]

Video: What Is Google AuthorRank?

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Watch this recording of a live Google+ Hangout On Air chat featuring Virante Director of Social Media Marketing Mark Traphagen and social SEO expert AJ Kohn. The Hangout was hosted by Tim Moore of CrushIQ. AJ and Mark discuss what Google is doing with what has come to be known as “Author Rank,” and why […]

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 […]