Protect your Valuable Content – Power of Google Authorship
Have you ever hear about Google’s Authorship feature, if not, better you should know this term of Google. The authorship feature gives you the power to claim your content as soon as it is published in your site, so that nobody can claim it as theirs. If your site comes in Google’s Search Results then this authorship features presents you with your image and link back to your site and your Google profile, making the item authored to you. I am sure that 70% of sites don’t use this feature or even don’t know how to implement this, I am going to tell you about this implementation, through a very short description.
Look at the result of my site:
You can see the image of my site and you can clearly see my profile picture and the link back to my site claiming that the site is owned by me only.
Moreover, this implementation can be very useful to you because it protects thieves from stealing your content. This actually happens when the content in your site is increasing drastically day-by-day and you won’t get much time to check each and every article for copied content on the search results.
This feature is so fast that if someone copies the content of your site and publishes it in his site, by the time it will be already authored in your name by Google. Isn’t it cool…
How to implement Authorship?
- Create a Google Plus profile, fill it with basic details and most important upload a high quality close-up image of your’s with face visible.
- Add your website name in Contributor To / Links section. See the image below.
- Now, come to your site and hyperlink your name to Google Plus Profile usingrel=”author” tag. For example:<a href=”https://plus.google.com/104528328858085166401″ rel=”author”>Ravi Raj</a>
- That’s it, you can check if the implementation is correct or not, by visiting Google’s Rich Snippet’s Tool.
You can also use the links section to link your About Me page of your site as shown in the image above.