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Does Google Rank Individual Writers?

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago

    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...

    1. IzzyM profile image90
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Izzy, how does that work???

  2. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    That's the thought behind authorship links, not G+

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Pcunix, I guess I'm a little behind. What are authorship links???

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

        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.

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          Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you, Pcunix. I suspect I don't have any of this because I didn't know about it and didn't set it up this way. I'll have to take a look at it. smile

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago

    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.

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

        Thanks, Tony. I'll put it up immediately. Much appreciated. Where did the three little dots come from by the way???

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          Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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.

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

          There aren't three little dots..  Thats HP - click on it to get the link.  Right click, Copy Link Address.

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          Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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. smile

          1. WryLilt profile image92
            WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            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.

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              Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Thank you Wrylit. However, obviously, I'm missing something here...

              1. WryLilt profile image92
                WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                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.

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

                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.

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                  Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Thank you, Tony, I finally got it done. That last comment of yours did it!!! smile Thanks again.

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

                    Oh, good.  I was afraid to ask!

                    Did you test it as Glenn explained?

  4. Razatauqeer profile image60
    Razatauqeerposted 6 years ago

    Thanks to all for sharing this. This is very new to me. smile

  5. Moon Willow Lake profile image78
    Moon Willow Lakeposted 6 years ago

    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. smile

  6. molometer profile image84
    molometerposted 6 years ago

    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.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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... smile

  7. sunforged profile image77
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago
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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Sunforged...

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

        That won't work.

        You need to RIGHT-click on the link I gave you and then choose Copy Link Address (or whatever it is that Microsoft says).


        Or just put in your profile link and add ?rel=author

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    The link came up when I clicked on it.

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago

    Thanks Pcunix... I finally got it right!!! I'm now a registered author. Wow! smile

 
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