This how-to post is for all you serious bloggers out there who want to increase your reputation through recognition from the search engines, namely Google, by telling you about and showing you how to claim Google Authorship for your writing.
Note I said “your writing”, not your blog. Google Authorship rewards the author, the writer, not the medium the content you have written is placed into. This means wherever you submit your posts or articles on the web, especially here on the BritMums website, Google will note it is you who is the author and will acknowledge this accordingly.
Let’s explore a rich snippet of mine:
Hopefully one of the first things you notice is my avatar. Anyone who has claimed Google Authorship should have uploaded a really good picture of themselves, as it will be shown around the web. It will be taken from your Google+ profile page, so make sure that is in order, along with your full name (if that is what you are writing under as an online author).
Showing your author’s name in full is important, as this will have to be replicated in your blog’s by-line, About page and blog settings as well as elsewhere on social media. This needs to be consistent to activate Google Authorship properly, as it shows up in the rich snippet too. Remember, it is you as the author that is being promoted, not the post you have written.
Now here I have put together a video to show you how to claim Google Authorship for your writing. This will have a very powerful force in raising your reputation and credibility within the blogosphere and throughout the online writing world if you go through these procedures I have outlined here.
Google Authorship can also help increase web traffic and boost your online marketing capabilities through more exposure around the web. So why aren’t you authorised? Listen to this video, claim Google Authorship for yourself and let me know if you start to see a difference!