Authorship and AuthorRank
First Off... Who Am I?
 Co-author: The Art of SEO
 CEO: Stone Temple Consulting, 30+


person Digital Marketing and SEO...
Rel=Author in Search Results
Three Link Method
Rel=“me”
(Other Profiles)
Rel=“me”

Author
Page

Google Profile
Individual
Post

Rel=“author”
Two Link Method
Google Profile

Contributor To Link
Site Home Page
?rel=“author”
at end of URL

Individual Post
Google Profile Setup
Use with 3
Link Method
Use with 2
Link Method
Email Method
Google Profile

Contributor To Link
Site Home Page
Individual
Post

Profile verified
Email address in the
Pos...
Structured Data Testing Tool
Some Argue That it Increases CTR
Google’s Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts
October 7, 2012

It’s just the case that that a
picture is just more likely to
attract att...
In the future

It may provide ranking benefits!
Google’s Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts
October 7, 2012
Interview with
Eric Enge

“The idea is you want to have
something that eve...
Google’s Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt
The New Digital Age

“Within search results,
information tied to verified
online profi...
Google’s John Mueller

In a comment on
a +Eric Enge
Google Plus
Discussion

“We currently don't use
the description metata...
In-Depth Articles
Does In-Depth Articles Use AuthorRank?
• No clear evidence that it does
• Appears to be more driven by PublisherRank
• It ...
No Clear
Evidence of
AuthorRank
in Use
….
Yet!
Still a Noisy Signal
The Best Tip for Building Your AuthorRank

Build Your Authority With Humans On The Web
Building Your Authority With Humans
• Be an Expert
• Create Great Content
– Humans use social signals to help identify thi...
Google’s Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts
October 7, 2012
Interview with
Eric Enge

“By doing things that help
build your own reputa...
Engagement
> 4,000 Total Shares
Comment Volume
Social Sharing Volume Per Article
Social Event Volume Over Time
Average Share Volume Per Article
Authority of Publishing Sites
Author Comparison on the Same Site
Google Plus Activity

978 +1s
734 Shares

147,863!
The Synergy We’re Looking For
The Synergy We Are Looking For – Step 2
(Influencers)
(Sharing)
(Your Stuff)
Thank You!
Eric Enge
eenge@stonetemple.com
@stonetemple
+Eric Enge
(508) 485-7751
www.stonetemple.com
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    1. 1. Authorship and AuthorRank
    2. 2. First Off... Who Am I?  Co-author: The Art of SEO  CEO: Stone Temple Consulting, 30+  person Digital Marketing and SEO firm Columnist:  Interviewer:
    3. 3. Rel=Author in Search Results
    4. 4. Three Link Method Rel=“me” (Other Profiles) Rel=“me” Author Page Google Profile Individual Post Rel=“author”
    5. 5. Two Link Method Google Profile Contributor To Link Site Home Page ?rel=“author” at end of URL Individual Post
    6. 6. Google Profile Setup Use with 3 Link Method Use with 2 Link Method
    7. 7. Email Method Google Profile Contributor To Link Site Home Page Individual Post Profile verified Email address in the Post attribution
    8. 8. Structured Data Testing Tool
    9. 9. Some Argue That it Increases CTR
    10. 10. Google’s Matt Cutts Matt Cutts October 7, 2012 It’s just the case that that a picture is just more likely to attract attention. It’s just a little more likely to get the clicks, and you now, it’s almost like an indicator of trust.”
    11. 11. In the future It may provide ranking benefits!
    12. 12. Google’s Matt Cutts Matt Cutts October 7, 2012 Interview with Eric Enge “The idea is you want to have something that everybody can participate in and just make these sort of links, and then over time, as we start to learn more about who the high quality authors are, you could imagine that starting to affect rankings.
    13. 13. Google’s Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt The New Digital Age “Within search results, information tied to verified online profiles will be ranked higher than content without such verification, which will result in most users naturally clicking on the top (verified) results. The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance.”
    14. 14. Google’s John Mueller In a comment on a +Eric Enge Google Plus Discussion “We currently don't use the description metatag value in ranking, but it still makes sense to use it appropriately, right? There's a lot that can be said for using authorship markup, it's certainly not a no-op.”
    15. 15. In-Depth Articles
    16. 16. Does In-Depth Articles Use AuthorRank? • No clear evidence that it does • Appears to be more driven by PublisherRank • It might be that AuthorRank is a factor in determining PublisherRank? • No way to know
    17. 17. No Clear Evidence of AuthorRank in Use …. Yet!
    18. 18. Still a Noisy Signal
    19. 19. The Best Tip for Building Your AuthorRank Build Your Authority With Humans On The Web
    20. 20. Building Your Authority With Humans • Be an Expert • Create Great Content – Humans use social signals to help identify this – Engagement (comments) as well • Interact with other experts online • Help people • Write for high authority sites
    21. 21. Google’s Matt Cutts Matt Cutts October 7, 2012 Interview with Eric Enge “By doing things that help build your own reputation, you are focusing on the right types of activity. Those are the signals we want to find and value the most anyway.”
    22. 22. Engagement > 4,000 Total Shares
    23. 23. Comment Volume
    24. 24. Social Sharing Volume Per Article
    25. 25. Social Event Volume Over Time
    26. 26. Average Share Volume Per Article
    27. 27. Authority of Publishing Sites
    28. 28. Author Comparison on the Same Site
    29. 29. Google Plus Activity 978 +1s 734 Shares 147,863!
    30. 30. The Synergy We’re Looking For
    31. 31. The Synergy We Are Looking For – Step 2 (Influencers) (Sharing) (Your Stuff)
    32. 32. Thank You! Eric Enge eenge@stonetemple.com @stonetemple +Eric Enge (508) 485-7751 www.stonetemple.com
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