Google Authorship: An Introduction

Google's Authorship feature allows writers to link their work to their Google+ account, which in turn significantly helps with SEO. If you're a blogger or writer trying to get more clicks on your links, Authorship is the perfect thing for you.

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    Signing up for Authorship

    You need to have an email from the domain you're writing for (for example, spencer@helpified.com). If you don't, there's another option that you can choose -- but it requires you to paste the coding in yourself. 

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    Are You Using Google Authorship Correctly?

    This is a really awesome resource as to what steps need to be taken for you to get Google Authorship going. If you're having trouble, double check your SEO stuff on your admin page. 

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    Setting up Authorship

    A simple screenshot as to what you need to do to set up Authorship manually. 

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    Google Authorship Markup: How to get your picture in search results.

    Another really good resource that gives screenshots and direct instructions as to how Authorship should be set up. 

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    Google Authorship

    You can link content you publish on a specific domain (such as <a href="http://www.wired.com" target="" rel="">www.wired.com</a>) to your Google+ profile.<br><br>Start by going to&nbsp;<a href="https://plus.google.com/authorship" target="" rel="">https://plus.google.com/authorship</a>. This will show you how to get started with Authorship.&nbsp;

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    Setting Authorship on your Google+ Page

    This is a necessary step to get Authorship working. On your Google+ page, go to 'About' and then 'Links.' Add the site you're writing for (personal or contracted) and hit Save.&nbsp;

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    Rich snippets testing tool - Custom Search Help

    Once you complete the necessary steps Google describes, you can cut and paste one of your links into this testing tool to make sure it's working properly. If it is, you'll see your headshot with a byline and the story.&nbsp;

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    If you don't have an email on your domain...

    This page gives you some examples and troubleshooting tips. If you don't have an email for your domain, you'll need to set up Authorship this way.&nbsp;

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