• http://kenmorico.com/blog Ken Morico

    The “by” keyword is something to keep in mind. Thanks for the heads up!

  • http://www.iloveseo.net Gianluca Fiorelli

    Hi Janet, actually authorship to videos was already visible one year ago, as well reported – amongst other things – by Andrea Pernici in this post on SEOmoz: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/read-but-learn-by-doing-an-approach-to-the-analysis-of-seo-issues-between-authorship-google-plus-and-snippets

  • http://www.twitter.com/brandongy brandon

    If there is only a byline and no markup, how does Google know what Plus profile to use in the result? Decided algorithmically?

  • http://www.iloveseo.net Gianluca Fiorelli

    The Algo may know that usually an author signature is just under the Title (usually an H1) of the article/post or at the end of the article/post itself.
    Actually, it may even recognize the classic “Author box” many sites/blogs use, because those boxes have quite easily to recognize patterns.

  • http://perioandimplants.wordpress.com/ Alessandro Geminiani

    Interesting tips thanks!

  • Jan

    For me the BIG question , How to use it for e commerce ?and especially for product descriptions ? Does anyone have tips ?

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    For months I have been trying to implement the re=”author” tag and even though the tester shows it’s working fine the rich snippet isn’t appearing in the SERPs. I even have the “by” on every blog post. Anyone got any workaround tricks?

  • http://twitter.com/optimizethis Keith Brown

    I think there is a glitch in the rich snippet tool as well, things don’t appear to match up with what Google is showing in the SERPs and what the tool is previewing. Interesting thoughts by AJ here: https://plus.google.com/103851032558007617385/posts/cxRw7LMdtEY

  • http://twitter.com/BojanSEO Bojan Jovanovic

    If author has verified e-mail address from that domain, having byline is enough. No links required: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1408986&expand=option1

  • http://twitter.com/BojanSEO Bojan Jovanovic

    It appears that Google also plays a bit with showing only images for authors added to certain number of circles. Not many people added me to circles and recently my image disappeared from SERPs :( I got it back two days later however.

  • Brandon Hite

    Ah, thanks for the answer Bojan :) that makes sense. So Google detects byline, matches it with verified email addys from that domain, shows corresponding Google+ page in search result. Cool.

  • http://www.redstarcreative.co.uk/ Andy Kinsey

    i can only see authorship increasing hugely over the next 2 years, the method of identification may change but we just need to wait and see

  • http://www.linkworxseo.com/ Link Worx Seo

    I originally had the authorship showing for the main website, but eventually Google stopped showing my pic in the results. This is the strange part about it all. I have done several other websites with authorship the exact same way, but yet those sites show authorship appropriately in the results unlike mine. Since no code was changed on the site or the other sites. It has to be some kind of bug with Google or Google is actually singling out certain industries.

    Any suggestions on why it would be working fine and then stop?