Google+ Authorship: How to Get Your Picture on Search Results

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  • Sandra says:

    “I mean how can About.com suddenly be the expert on a huge range of topics from career advice to gardening?”

    Because About.com has well-qualified experts who each concentrate on one topic area. Nearly 1,000 of them. And it’s not sudden — they’ve been providing expert quality for over 15 years.

    • Antoinette Marie Johnson says:

      While About.com is an excellent source for information, Google wants to help prevent them dominating all searches. Users of search engines are getting frustrated at About.com answering all of their searched questions, so in order to differentiate themselves, Google’s algorithm is focusing on the individual experts rather than the monster-sized sites with loads of content for any subject.

  • Barry Davidson says:

    But is it true that Google may not show your authorship, even if it is set up as described? There seems to be another level of approval that relates to the quality or quantity of posts?

  • Antoinette Marie Johnson says:

    My research has not shown this. Every time we have investigated an authorship is not showing, we run a trouble shoot and find it was one of these 5 things that needed fixed – https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1306778?hl=en

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