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How to use Google Authorship to enhance SEO and reduce piracy

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message 1: by Ken (new)

Ken Doggett (kendoggett) Need better search engine optimization?

I found this article detailing how to register your authorship with Google. I've done it, and it's reasonably easy to do. Here's the link to the article:

message 2: by Robert (new)

Robert Zwilling | 229 comments One of the comments said that as long as you don't use a title that google doesn't like you are protected. Looks like it only takes one word to get your protection suspended for everything until you delete what google doesn't like.

What was google authuorship in web search used for?

Authorship in web-search
"Authorship markup is no longer supported in web search.
To learn about what markup you can use to improve search results, visit rich snippets." (at google support)

Snippet says:

"---"Structured data markup" is a standard way to annotate your content so machines can understand it. When your web pages include structured data markup, Google (and other search engines) can use that data to index your content better, present it more prominently in search results, and surface it in new experiences like voice answers, maps, and Google Now.

Structured data markup makes your content eligible for two kinds of Google features:

1) Enhanced Presentation in Search Results: By including basic structured data appropriate to your content, your site can enhance its search results with Rich Snippets, Breadcrumbs, or a Sitelinks Search Box.

2) Answers from the Knowledge Graph: If you're the authority for certain content, Google can treat the structured data on your site as factual and import it into the Knowledge Graph, where it can power prominent answers in Search and across Google properties. Features are available for authoritative data about organizations, events, movie reviews, and music/video play actions.---"

How does one get classified as an expert by google?

Once enough people start using it will it become just another pay to play option?

message 3: by Ken (new)

Ken Doggett (kendoggett) Another source says that Google no longer provides authorship functionality for searches.

Whatever the case, you can still enter links and other info. It cant hurt.

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