There’s now an easier way to get authorship attribution for your content by using your Google Plus sign in.
In a recent post on the official Google Plus Developers Blog, Seth Sternberg, Director of Product Management for Google Plus explains:
Starting today we’re integrating Google+ Sign-In with Google’s Authorship program. So if you connect your WordPress.com account with Google, for instance, the articles you publish will now be associated with your Google+ profile automatically.
So far you can only connect accounts on WordPress.com and TypePad to your Google Plus account. But Sternberg says Google is working with other sites like About.com, WikiHow and Examiner.
So the hope is that Google will be able to expand this pilot program to lots of other sites and apps using Google Plus sign in.
With this association in place, we can look for ways to surface your info when it’s most relevant. For example, today users may see your name, picture and/or a link to your Google+ profile when your content appears in Search, News and other Google products.
The new sign in integration should encourage more people to use Google Plus, says Barry Schwartz in a post at Search Engine Roundtable.
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