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How to Setup Google Authorship: The Unofficial Manual


What is Google Authorship?

A graphic of the book coverAuthorship is Google’s answer to identifying the true owner of unique content written online so the original author can get the credit they deserve. The Authorship process was brought about for many reasons but one of the simplest was to attribute the ownership of a piece of content which may have been duplicated on the net to the true, original author. As such, the original content would receive the benefit of their work versus others who copied the content and are trying to benefit from it. The trick, which this manual focuses on, is to ensure your Authorship is in place on your website. What this requires is outlined step-by-step in its simplest form here and grows in complexity in specific applications shown later but for now you just need to know you will have to sign-up for a Google Plus account in order to claim Authorship on anything you have written or will write.

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Find the tutorial you need below, read the next page on the benefits of authorship, and/or download the detailed PDF for offline viewing.

Various Methods of Authorship Setup: Table of Contents

Page 3) Quick Setup Using the Google Authorship Page or Setup for a One-Author, Blog-Only Website

Page 4) Sites With Multiple Authors: Each Author Links Directly to Google Plus OR Using Rel=Me On Each Author’s Bio Page

Page 5) Sites With Multiple Authors: WordPress Plugin Options

Page 6) How to Setup Rel=Author on a, SquareSpace or Blogspot Site


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