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Google Authorship

Google Authorship Social Signals


Google Authorship is the most significant SEO/Social change Google has announced in the past several years. Once implemented, your profile picture will appear in Googles search results — giving you a SEO boost and improving your click-thru rate.

What does it look like?
google-authorship-example

Does it work for Google Local?
Sure does!

google authorship for places

Why is it important?
Separates you from the pack:
The authorship picture gives you a distinct visual advantage. User’s eyes are automatically drawn to your listing, increasing the click through rate.

SEO boost:
Google will reward you for adding authorship. They will give you a SEO boost just for adding your picture! Also, check out our cool google authorship tricks!

Protects you from duplicate content:
When you add authorship to your site, you are telling google that you wrote the content on the website. If anyone else comes along and copies your content, you don’t have to worry because Google knows you own it and wrote it first. They will penalize the thief’s, not you.

How is it done?
The process involves adding a single line of code to your website. Once added, there are two verification processes to let google know that the content is yours.

How long does it take?
The process takes us about 30 minutes, however the results aren’t immediate. Your picture will only appear after google comes to crawl and index your site once the proper code & verification have taken place. Usually within 2 weeks.

What is the cost?
One Time Fee – $149

What do we need?

  • Your Website
  • Email address with website as domain (i.e. for http://ABC.com, Bob@ABC.com)
  • Google+ Profile (username & password)
  • Website server info (FTP information), or wordpress login

You’ll need to add your website to your Google+ profile.