Here’s Why Google Authorship Might Return

by Eric Enge
Google Authorship was originally a way for online authors and publishers to link their content to their Google+ profiles so that Google could more readily associate their content with them. The added benefit of this experiment was that authors were given a rich snippet. A rich snippet provided the author’s image and byline and appeared directly in the search results.Read the full article

Here's Why Google Authorship Might Return

Google Authorship was originally a way for online authors and publishers to link their content to their Google+ profiles so that Google could more readily associate their content with them. The added benefit of this experiment was that authors were given a rich snippet. A rich snippet provided the author’s image and byline and appeared directly in the search results. Google pulled back on Authorship however, claiming that showing fewer author results improved the overall quality of their search results. After a recent announcement by a top Googler that site owners should keep the rel=author tags on their sites, could Authorship be making a comeback? In this episode of Here’s Why, Mark & Eric give you their predictions about the future of Google Authorship. Links Mentioned: stonet.co/authorshipagain stonet.co/AuthorshipDead stonet.co/AuthorshipStudy