Just wanted to share this about Google Authorship

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  1. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Today, for the very first time, I did a Google search and found one of my pages on page one with - wait for it - with my smiling face sitting beside it!

    I have NEVER seen this before except famous people so this really surprised me.  As I am about as insignificant as you can get in the blogosphere, this may indicate that Google authorship is starting to work and everyone may start seeing this soon.

    I'll try to paste the picture in - hope you can make out my handsome mug!

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5905996_f520.jpg

    I hope this doesn't get seen as a promotional link.  I think it is very exciting for all of us.

    1. melbel profile image95
      melbelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've yet to see it for me, but hopefully it'll happen for me soon. smile

      1. Pcunix profile image91
        Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I hope so too.  I hope this means we'll all be seeing it soon.

        I just tried another  search for a different subject and there it was again.

        I did a search that turned up a hubpages page of mine though and no picture :-(

        That makes no sense..

    2. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Deleted

      1. Pcunix profile image91
        Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You have to be logged in to Google, yes,

  2. Mikeydoes profile image74
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    very, very cool. Exciting to see little things like that, they make a big difference.

  3. EmpressFelicity profile image71
    EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

    Does this mean that you have to put your real photo up somewhere if you want to claim Google authorship?

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ayup.

      Or at least be able to convince Google that it is really you.

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image71
        EmpressFelicityposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Surely if they've any sense, Google would be more convinced by copies of my passport, birth certificate, household bills etc., rather than by a photo which could be of absolutely anyone.

        I really, really hate this trend towards "encouraging" you to use your real pic online. By "encouraging" I really mean "compelling", but we're not supposed to come out and say that, are we?

        1. Pcunix profile image91
          Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Shrug.

          I don't agree with you, but it's simple enough:  you want Google to link your stuff, you need a Google profile that they will accept.

          I see people using cartoon characters and non-facial images at G+.  Whether theywill get away with that for long remains to be seen.

          You do not HAVE to be part of Google authorship.

          1. Lisa HW profile image63
            Lisa HWposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Mine's been showing up with my stuff since I first posted the picture and set up the profile with Google.

            I wasn't at all comfortable with the idea of putting an "identifiable" picture up (and I've turned down quite few opportunities because of my reticence/discomfort with having a picture on the Internet).  I didn't want to be excluded from any benefits of the "authorship thing", though; and after being online for several years, I really have come to realize that the impersonal element of no-picture has (at least for me when I first run into other people's stuff) gone from just being impersonal to wondering if the person is a complete phony.    If you're on a site long enough you don't always have that thing about not trusting that someone's who/what they say they are because you kind of get a reading on their consistency (and other things).  It's different if you just run into an isolated article on the Internet.

            Besides having some remnants of childhood shyness that I couldn't overcome (only when it comes to public exposure), I was concerned that someone could just lift a whole head-shot and make a phony ID with it.  My approach to dealing with that was to mess up the color a little and only have the part-face picture.

            Apparently (or at least for now), it's considered acceptable enough for Google.  If they ever do what so many writing sites do, which is absolutely require a professional head-shot to post online, then my stuff will have to go without any picture next to it.   I probably wouldn't put a real picture on a site where what I posted didn't have the same "personal flavor" to it that the stuff I put on here has.  With the personal-flavor writing, I think there's something to be said for letting readers know I'm not a 80-year-old guy or a 20-year-old young woman, pretending to be something I'm not.  I'm sure there are probably some unintended consequences I haven't noticed yet; but for now, I'm all in favor of the establishing-authorship thing for a number of different reasons.

  4. Anamika S profile image67
    Anamika Sposted 6 years ago

    I find the Google Plus Posts in the steam as limited instead of public. I could not figure out how to make it public. Can anyone help please?

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ??

      Are you seeing you saw something someone shared limited and you want to reshare it as public?

      You can't.

  5. Rosie2010 profile image71
    Rosie2010posted 6 years ago

    How exciting, Pcunix!  I've read about Google Authorship here in forums before, and I have yet to apply for it... we have to apply, right?  I'm happy for you.  Cheers!

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No, you don't apply.  You just need a Google Profile and the right links there and here.  See Glen Stok's excellent hub on that subject.

      1. Rosie2010 profile image71
        Rosie2010posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I did it, Pcunix!!!  Glenn Stok's hub is awesome.. I was able to follow it.   I was so thrilled when I tested it using the link in Glen's hub, and it worked.  So, thanks, if you didn't post this I would have not done it.  smile

        1. Pcunix profile image91
          Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Great!  Authorship should be helpful to us.

    2. homesteadbound profile image87
      homesteadboundposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How To Declare Your Authorship With Google
      This is Glenn's hub title.

      1. Rosie2010 profile image71
        Rosie2010posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        thanks, homesteadbound, I just did it.  Glenn's hub was great. smile

        1. homesteadbound profile image87
          homesteadboundposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I thought so. After I found it so helpful, I had included it in my hub luv series.

  6. Anamika S profile image67
    Anamika Sposted 6 years ago

    I figured it out finally. My Posts were limited till now and I made it public now.

  7. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Lisa - yours shows up for HP hubs?  I'm seeing mine now for my main site pages, but not for hubs.

    1. Lisa HW profile image63
      Lisa HWposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, as far as I've seen.  I suppose there's the chance all my Hubs don't have it, but it's definitely been showing up on those I've noticed.  It sure seems to be there on all of them from what I've noticed, but I can't be certain.

 
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