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5 Useful Google Authorship Cheatsheets and Infographics

I’ve doing a lot of digging into Google Authorship for some time now. It’s amazing to watch Google experiment with it!

But how does it all work? There are a lot of people who have found themselves confused by Google Authorship and how to use it properly. There are few very helpful cheatsheets to help them out!

1. Understanding Google’s Author Rank

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Based on Google’s Agent Rank patent, we believe that if you begin using Google Authorship, you will end up being given an Author Rank one day. This will effect the visibility of your content, and have an impact on your overall search engine ranking through the Internet giant.

But what will affect and constitute author rank? This is a great visual breakdown of what can influence author rank after it is implemented. Can you name any more?

2. The Irresistible Rise of Google+

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When Google was first implemented, many people were skeptical including me. It turned out to be a promising and very productive network.

Google Plus is a major element in how Google Authorship works. Having an understanding of the importance of this social media tool is crucial in exploiting it. This infographic tells the story of how Google Plus rose to infamy, and how it can be used by the savvy blogger to both protect and promote their work. It also explains ‘people rank’ and what it means to your published posts.

3. Google Author Tag Flowchart

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Want to know how to tag your work with your author name? This explains it all, with a handy flowchart that takes you through each step and shows you where you might be going wrong. It starts from the very beginning (getting a Google Plus account) and ends with having your photo show up in search and then testing and support. This is very useful to have on hand. There’s also a great WordPress tutorial on verifying your authorship via WP Beginner. I also did a quick presentation to show the process step by step.

4. The What, Why and How of Rel=Author

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All posts protected under Google Authorship is subject to a bit of code that hides in the post itself and connects it to your Google Plus account. This infographic talks about how it works in depth, and why it is important.

5. Authorship With Google: 3 Easy Steps

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Want to make Google Authorship as easy to understand and use as possible? Then check out this super simple infographic that breaks it down into just three steps. Anyone can follow this guide, and come out with a good understanding of how the Authorship program protects their work.

Do you know of any good cheatsheets or infographics about Google Authorship? Let us know in the comments!

 5 Useful Google Authorship Cheatsheets and Infographics
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
 5 Useful Google Authorship Cheatsheets and Infographics

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15 thoughts on “5 Useful Google Authorship Cheatsheets and Infographics

  1. Hi Ann,

    Thank you very much for sharing this very informative post! I actually have heard about this Google Authorship but I really don’t know how to use it properly. I have been searching in the internet for quite some time now, and luckily I found your post. Thank you very much for sharing these very helpful cheat sheets. It is so nice to know that if we begin using Google Authorship, we will end up being given an Author Rank one day. This will effect the visibility of our content, and have an impact on our overall search engine ranking through the Internet giant.

    Regards,
    Charles

  2. WOW!!

    Such a great tips. I like SEj, because here come is a great writer and share experience. we have to take advantage of their experience

    Thanks for sharing Ann :)

  3. I still think this entire rel authorship is a bad idea. Google’s way of forcing people to use their dysfunctional social network.

    1. I agree…it seems like an elite club. It forces socialization in such a way as to burden webmasters & SEO specialists – yet another way to force biz to spend more and more in the virtual world with very little ROI. I don’t rely on social media as a true means to judge an online company since so much time can be invested in phony posts and online identities.

    2. In some point I agree with you Evl, but my take on this is that I really wanted to make my site visible in Google while establishing the authority and credibility of my site so I will still use Google authorship. Afterall, there’s no harm in doing so and if i’m not happy with it i’ll just remove it. ;)

  4. Hi Ann,

    I agree with you. But what if we have a small company? Then what ”snippet” (rel) should we use? Of the company or ours? Is it good only for posts or also for stable pages to use ”snippets” ?

  5. @Alexandros – for small companies it is worthwhile creating a Google+ page as well as author profiles for individual contributors (both can be used together). The site can be tagged with rel=”publisher” and individual articles or blog posts with rel=”author”.

  6. I think it’s a great idea as this is a method of accountability which you should be held to. This forces you to look at the big picture and keep things relevant and honest.

  7. Hi Ann,

    great post. i linked my g+ profile to my content but in results, I still dont see my pic. Does the content have to be on a blog. My content is on a regular php website. Will really appreciate your inputs. thanks.

    Faheem Ahmed

  8. All 5 infographics are great for understanding google authorship. 1st one is good, I liked that one. If this one will be taken as a factor for SERP then it will be not good for newbies, only internet giant will rule over it.

  9. I love Google Authorship. It is amazing how the combination of Google Authorship, Google Plus, and Google Search Plus Your World come together in such a powerful way to drive traffic to your site.

  10. Thank you very much for sharing this very informative post! I actually have heard about this Google Authorship but I really don’t know how to use it properly. I have been searching in the internet for quite some time now, and luckily I found your post. Thank you very much for sharing these very helpful cheat sheets. It is so nice to know that if we begin using Google Authorship, we will end up being given an Author Rank one day. This will effect the visibility of our content, and have an impact on our overall search engine ranking through the Internet giant.

  11. If I have content that I have already published and do not have a Google Author Profile yet, can I go back into the post/page and add my Google Author identification?