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Anyone claimed Google authorship?

  1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image90
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 years ago

    Is it worth claiming Google authorship for your Hubpages articles?

    1. Dawn Denmar1 profile image87
      Dawn Denmar1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think it's the way writers are being urged to go so they claim ownership of the work and Google builds up a reliable database of authors. Ultimately they will rank them I believe.

    2. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Beth,

      We recommend it. Claiming authorship helps Google to determine that you are the owner and original author if your Hubs get stolen later.

      1. velzipmur profile image84
        velzipmurposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        How do you claim Google authorship for Hubpages?

        1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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          Christy Kirwanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          There are instructions for claiming authorship for your Hubs in the Learning Center here: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/a-Hu … oogle-Plus

  2. Nadine May profile image91
    Nadine Mayposted 3 years ago

    Do you mean does Google has authorship to our Articles. My reply would have to be NO! The writer of a hub article is the only individual who has authorship.

    I might have misunderstood Your question?

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
      LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You did!. It means that Google recognizes you as the author of XYZ article;  e.g : By building up your authorship, blog posts and articles that you have written will get displayed in the search engine results pages along with your author bio photo, which can increase the click through rate of your listing by as much as 150%!

      In more simple terms, it is a way for Google to display in search results who the author of an article is.
      .................................................tongue...............................................

      1. Dawn Denmar1 profile image87
        Dawn Denmar1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Have you found increased views since establishing your Google Authorship then?

  3. Paul Rinkenberg profile image80
    Paul Rinkenbergposted 3 years ago

    I'm trying to do this as week speak but am finding the process somewhat confusing

    1. Dawn Denmar1 profile image87
      Dawn Denmar1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There's a forum you can get help and people on there will post replies to your Gmail account. I had a problem trying to set it up a year or so ago and never did finish the job. I do share some of my work on Google plus now and am thinking of changing my penname on Demand Media so all my work comes under the one Google Authorship heading as it will lead to increased ranking. But am holding off on decisions on this for a couple months.....

  4. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image90
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 years ago

    @Nadine - Sorry I should have phrased my question better. I haven't done so yet, but as I understand it, it's a way for your hubs, articles etc to stand out more in the search results.
    http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/authorship/
    I was really asking the question to see whether other people thought it was worth doing or whether there are some drawbacks.
    @Luis - Thanks for clarifying
    @Dawn and @Paul - Thanks for adding your experience of trying to sign-up.

  5. Rachel Roodhardt profile image82
    Rachel Roodhardtposted 3 years ago

    Hello - I've done a lot of research about this and I'm a google author.  It's definitely worth it.  Here's the article I wrote about it: http://rachelroodhardt.hubpages.com/hub … gle-Search

  6. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image90
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 years ago

    @Rachel - Thanks, just read your hub. A useful guide to what Google authorship scheme is about.

  7. rainsanmartin profile image90
    rainsanmartinposted 3 years ago

    It takes a little web tech savy, but after following a tutorial you will be glad you did it! This gives you higher authority and aids in copyright infringement prevention.

  8. Rock_nj profile image89
    Rock_njposted 3 years ago

    I did.  It's worth doing.  Your picture shows up in the Google listings and it increases your weight in Google.  I also recommend posting links to Hubs in Google+, as those posts show up in search results.

  9. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image90
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 years ago

    @rainsanmartin and
    @Rock_nj - Thanks both. I'm going to have a go at setting up.

    @Christy - Thanks for the heads up. I'll have a go at setting up my Google authorship over the weekend.

    1. Alison Graham profile image92
      Alison Grahamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Christy, I would like to ask you about this - I claimed Google Authorship but it only shows for the hubs on my hubpages subdomain - the hubs that became "Editor's Choice" no longer show my authorship in the search results - they just show hubpages.
      So, my question is, if the only hubs that show my authorship are the ones deemed not good enough to be "Editor's Choice", how does that help my reputation as an author?

      1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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        Christy Kirwanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Alison,

        I think there's still a way to claim authorship on your EC Hubs, but I'm not positive. I'm waiting to hear back from the Engineering Team on that.

      2. Christy Kirwan profile image
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        Christy Kirwanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Alison,

        Just to get back to you, it is indeed possible to claim authorship of your EC Hubs. We don't have the instructions up in the Learning Center yet, but Glenn Stok does a great job of explaining how to do it in this Hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/complete-google … directions

        I've just tested out his instructions, and they work. smile

        1. Alison Graham profile image92
          Alison Grahamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you Christy, I'm glad I asked - and indeed it does!

  10. Alphadogg16 profile image89
    Alphadogg16posted 3 years ago

    Sounds like something I definitely want to try

  11. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for starting this thread. Beth (and for your great HOTD I recently read - the terrific and funny hub about Ferret Legging). 

    I have been forgetting to register authorship, and this reminds me to do so.  I'm glad we got some helpful links posted here.

  12. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    Question - for anyone who knows - do we have to register each hub separately?

    Also - does this help thwart the scrapers?  (Please say yes . . .).

    1. Rock_nj profile image89
      Rock_njposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You do not have to register each Hub.  Once Authorship is established between your HP profile and Google, then Google takes over and puts your picture next to your Hub listings.  As someone from HP said in this thread, establishing Authorship with Google will help if there are any questions about whether the materials is your original material.  Overall, it helps you with Google rankings.  Also, share on Google+ for more exposure.

    2. Rachel Roodhardt profile image82
      Rachel Roodhardtposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Marcy, linking from your Contributer To section in your Google+ profile will help thwart the scrapers..  Google are looking into a fix.

  13. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image90
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 years ago

    I've just followed the step-by-step instructions on Glenn Stok's hub (mentioned by Christy) and successfully claimed my Google authorship. Easy peasy!

    Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions on this thread. You've all been really helpful.

  14. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for the replies, Rock_nj & Rachel -  I think I set this up once, before the profile page changed here, and long before EC. So I'm way overdue to update it.

 
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