Is it worth claiming Google authorship for your Hubpages articles?
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.
We recommend it. Claiming authorship helps Google to determine that you are the owner and original author if your Hubs get stolen later.
How do you claim Google authorship for Hubpages?
There are instructions for claiming authorship for your Hubs in the Learning Center here: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/a-Hu … oogle-Plus
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?
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.
I'm trying to do this as week speak but am finding the process somewhat confusing
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.....
@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.
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.
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
@Rachel - Thanks, just read your hub. A useful guide to what Google authorship scheme is about.
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.
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.
@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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Question - for anyone who knows - do we have to register each hub separately?
Also - does this help thwart the scrapers? (Please say yes . . .).
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.
Marcy, linking from your Contributer To section in your Google+ profile will help thwart the scrapers.. Google are looking into a fix.
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.
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.
by Kristin Trapp 9 years ago
A few weeks ago there was an issue with the wrong Google Authorship photos appearing in SERPs (i.e. Marcy's avatar showed up in the snippet for melbel's Hub). It seems to me, that ever since that issue was resolved, no Google Authorship photos show up any longer for any Hubbers. My authorship is...
by chrissieklinger 9 years ago
I write for IBM Midsize Insider and all of us recently established Google authorship which puts our picture next to our articles anytime they show up on a Google search. Is there anyway to link Google authorship with our HP articles?https://plus.google.com/authorshipThe above link gives some...
by Tony Lawrence 10 years ago
Where are we on this?I see Google has added a new way to verify authors: http://www.google.com/support/webmaster … er=1408986That would seem to make things easier, though we would have to go back and edit hubs unless HP would provide a way to do this automatically if we wanted to (and...
by Dilip Chandra 9 years ago
Why my hub url in google is appearing like the following; http://hubpages.com/hub/Basic-Terms-in-AccountingInstead of appearing like this; http://dilipchandra12.hubpages.com/hub/ … Accounting--- Almost all the hubs of mine are having the url appearing (changed) in the same lines.Here is...
by Dale Hyde 9 years ago
Sometime back when HP switched to the new profile we could not add out Google Authorship to the link. We were told that HP staff would take care of that as long as we linked to our Google profile.Prior to the new profile, all my hubs showed the rich snippet as displayed in the Google...
by Paul Goodman 9 years ago
Looks like Google made another algo change earlier this week. My traffic rose about 25% on my main HP account around this time, so I'm guessing the update was the cause. My traffic is still low by historical standards (down by more than a third from the start of the year), but I...
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