Ask yourself if you rely this article
With internet getting more and more popular, the anxiety of the people, who have knowledge in their sphere of working or experience, is increasing day by day to get published on the web to share their knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. But before getting published ask yourself one question: Whether you rely on this article or not? If no, it is of no use to write the article and if yes, what makes you to rely upon it. What would you like to verify before relying on this article? Only after verifying the authenticity of the writer author you may like to proceed further with reading. Yes, your anxiety is cent percent correct and you have every right to know about the author.
Know about the author of the article, you are reading-for readers
First of all look for the name of the author and see if the author has provided the real name, photograph, location and linked social profiles like Google+ and Facebook with the article written or published by the author. It is very easy to find whether the author is hiding the real identity and writing with screen names. Before believing the contents of the article the public has every right to know about their author (KYA - Know about Your Author) on the same lines as KYC guidelines issued by the international law enforcing agencies to the Banks all over the world to know about your customer (KYC). Now just to cite an example public can see my real Google+ profile duly verified by Google, where they can find my credentials that is my qualifications, exposures and experiences by signing in to have access to know all about me, their author for this very article. One can find the exact location of the author through Google Maps (Satellite View). I do not have any doubt about the genuineness or the integrity of other authors on the web but when technology is providing the tools to prove your real identity then what is the harm in winning the faith of the readers. Readers can provide feedback also through social profiles, which, if approved by the author, can become supplementary to the article.
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Ashok Goyal joined ISC in 2012. He is retired Chief Manager of Punjab National Bank, Experienced Blogger and Adsense Publisher. He is founder-owner of "WebQuestionAnswers" and "SamadhanKender". He is also a premium consultant at "AdviceAdda". Know more about Ashok Goyal
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Well said. It is the responsibility of the authors to establish their real identity on the web. Google, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo the major social networks need to reject the unverified web content with the caution: "Author's name, locations and credentials not verified." so that the public on the web gets alerted and reads only the verified web content.
Thanks, Nipeksha. You can verify my qualifications with documentary evidence and all my documented credentials on my Google+ profile either under brand names wqaindia, webquestionanswers or Ashok Goyal. Nothing is concealed and is suspicious about what is written here.
Now more and more authors and content writers are coming forward to own their articles to own responsibility by linking their real social profile at Google+, Facebook, Twitter and other publishing platforms like Blogs, IndiaStudyChannel, Techulator, Zlobber and HubPages as search engines have started ignoring the unverified content on the web.Let us hope that in the near future we will have very good and reliable content on the web.
Is it possible to verify Author ship to our articles written on content sharing websites like IndiaStudyChannel, Techulator, Hubpages? If possible, how can we verify our authorship in ISC and to display photo in search results? Do we need approved AdSense account?
@Nagabhru Revanth, Yes you can get your authorship verified for your articles at India Study Channel, Techulator, HubPages. Just add the following in URL is Google+ Profile in the contributor section:
1. For IndiaStudyChannel add http://www.indiastudychannel.com/resources/Index.aspx?UserId=YourUserID.
2. For Techulator add http://www.techulator.com/resources/Index.aspx?UserId=YourUserID
3. For HubPages add the subdomain http://YourUserID.hubpages.com/
and replace "YourUserID" with your user ID at respective sub domains. More over associate your Google+ profile in your edit social profiles. In case of HubPages verify your subdomain at http://YourUserId.hubpages.com/ through Google WebmasterTools. While verified authorship will be displayed automatically at IndiaStudyChannel and Techulator just by associating Google+ Profile of the author after adding the URL to contributor section, In case of HP you can verify the author mark up through Structured Data Testing Tool at https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?q=YourUserID.hubpages.com .