a checklist for Google Authorship

Steve MacAlpine —  December 5, 2013

80% of visitors to a website begin by typing keywords in the query box of a search engine and in Australia, that engine is Google (94%)

In a recent post I talked about the need and How to make friends with Google . Google’s on the move to stamp out spammers and they should be applauded for this. One of their objectives with Google+ is to ‘integrate, identify and authenticate users across its other products including Google Maps, Google Local, Gmail, YouTube, Google Play, Google Events, etc. This integration effectively creates a social layer with Google’s other products and services.’

The connections and relationships you build on Google’s social network will increase your influence as an author.

Implementing Google Authorship markup, engaging with other users and staying active on Google+, can all play an important role in increasing the visibility of your Google+ profile on the network, and importantly how you appear in Google Search.

It’s important to get your authorship set up right in the beginning, so when I came across this useful infographic from Searchmojo and Search Engine Land, I thought it was worth a share. It will show you how to troubleshoot Google Authorship issues.  And remember always stay in touch with Google’s own pages on Authorship.

 

How To Troubleshoot Authorship Issues: Step by Step Flowchart

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Brand and digital strategist - founder of Social Insights.