Own Your Article to Own Responsibility and Verified Google Authorship


On the web publishing platform the authors and content writers are contributing their articles on topics like health, nutrition, technology, banking, finance, reviews, utilities, online security, politics, religion, philosophy, education, astrology, earning money online, job opportunities, tourism and travel along with other scholarly articles. The public relies on such articles and this article explains how to own responsibility. through verified Google authorship.

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

Google Approved Author Publisher
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.

How to claim Google authorship for your web content - for authors


  • Sign up for Google+ for creating Google+ profile.
  • Have latest recognizable profile photo preferably from your laptop camera.
  • Ensure that your article's publishing platform displays summary of the article to appear in search results.
  • Ensure that your by-line name matches with the name on your Google+ profile.
  • If you have your own domain name such as www.example.com then verify your email like yourname@example.com on the domain.
  • However you can hide your mail ID in Google+ through privacy settings.
  • If you are writing articles on your own domain then create link to the Google+ profile from the webpage to your Google+ profile.
  • Simultaneously add the URL of your domain to contributor section in your Google+ profile and make the Google+ Profile public so as to get displayed by Search Engines.
  • While creating profiles on other publishing platforms link your social profiles on Google+ and Facebook to be displayed alongside your articles, content or profile page so that the public and visitors can check your antecedents.
  • By doing so not only you will be able to be trusted by your fans and readers but it will also work as search engine optimization tip resulting into more Google AdSense earnings
  • The authors can check their claimed authorship through Structured Data Testing Tool in Google Webmaster Tools by just writing the URL address of their article or any content on the web which has been cross linked with Google+ profile.

  • Claimed and Verified Authorship - Benefits to Authors


  • It helps authors to show better in search displays. For example if you search for "Honourable Senior Citizens" then you will see :
  • Verified Google Authorship Display in Search Results
  • The audience will find their author very easily.
  • After authors implement the authorship, sites conduct tests as to how much the verified authorship increased the markup.
  • Higher click through rates were noticed by more than 200% by implementing the claimed, verified and real authorship.
  • Increased visibility and More page views added benefits.
  • Claimed authorship beats duplicated and copied content of the author as original authors are displayed on the top of search displays.
  • Authors establish their role as trusted writer and audience prefers to search their articles through the author name so as to find articles of same author at one place

  • Article by Ashok Goyal
    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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    Comments

    Author: Nipeksha30 Mar 2013 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 3

    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.

    Author: Ashok Goyal30 Mar 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

    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.

    Author: Ashok Goyal02 Apr 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

    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.

    Author: Revanth22 Mar 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

    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?

    Author: Ashok Goyal23 Mar 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 6

    @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 .



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