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I have wondered over the past few days if Google has a way of ranking individual writers. As most writers apply to Google for Adsense, and as most of them write on content farms, etc. they could quite easily have some idea of which writers draw a lot of traffic and which writers have most surfers bounce off their sites in a few seconds.
So I wondered if google actually ranked writers and we just didn't know anything about it...
I think that was their idea when they brought in Google + and got us to link our work to it.
It doesn't seem to work though, because although they seem to hate my writing here, they love my sites. Same author.
Pcunix, I guess I'm a little behind. What are authorship links???
See Glenn Stoks Hub: http://glennstok.hubpages.com/hub/compl … directions
People get confused by this because she mentions using G+ as a way to tie this stuff together. That IS a convenient way, but Google Authorship links predate Google+ - you just needed a Google profile. Google+ profiles make it easier than it was previously.
Well I've just spent 45 minutes trying to get that code to work. Obviously, I've misunderstood something... When I click on the link, it doesn't take me to my Google profile.
Your link here would be https://plus.google.com/108292626386548 … rel=author
Thanks, Tony. I'll put it up immediately. Much appreciated. Where did the three little dots come from by the way???
Pcunix, it still doesn't work. It works when I click it here, but when I insert it into a text box, it takes me to a Google 404 error message. I tried it on several different browsers.
There aren't three little dots.. Thats HP - click on it to get the link. Right click, Copy Link Address.
Okay, Tony, by now I've proved myself a complete idiot. When I click on it, it doesn't give the rel code, just my ordinary posts page. Is there anyway you can just email me that code??? Thanks.
Your profile, which Pcunix linked, is what you insert into the rel code.
http://support.google.com/webmasters/bi … er=1408986
The rel=author tag is also the reason behind why certain people have their photos show up in search results - they've linked that content to their Google profile.
Thank you Wrylit. However, obviously, I'm missing something here...
If you mean the ... it's linked like that because Hubpages shortens links. You can't copy and paste a link directly from a forum post.
Re-Read Glenn's article. And you need to know how to right-click on a link to copy code.
Also know how to "View Source" on a web page so you can see what other people have done. Unfortunately, some stupid Windows browsers don't have that ability anymore - yet another in the long list of reasons not to use those idiotic products.
Thank you, Tony, I finally got it done. That last comment of yours did it!!! Thanks again.
Oh, good. I was afraid to ask!
Did you test it as Glenn explained?
No... but I clicked on it and it took me to my profile. I'll go test it as Glenn explained now.
My understanding was that the thought behind giving us the subdomains here was to help Google rank us on a more individual basis.
And thanks to those who provided the other information. I plan to look in to it.
I think Google rank whoever is getting the most page views and traffic. They have no care who is writing what, as long as it generates revenue. This is a business and business always comes first.
Obviously. They assume that if one has a lot of page views that one can write well. Remember that if people can't write well, people will just bounce from their page after spending a few seconds there. Google would take time spent on the site as well as numbers... I think...
SA - This is the tut I used: http://yoast.com/wordpress-rel-author-rel-me/
Thanks Pcunix... I finally got it right!!! I'm now a registered author. Wow!
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