If you have searched anything in Google lately, you might have wondered why some results have photos attached to the article. That’s Google’s new system of rich snippets for writers, often referred to as Google Authorship.
Not only does Google Authorship enhance search results—making it easy to know which articles are written by your favorite authors—the new “Author Rank” may also affect search result rankings in the future.
Here’s how they look right now:
If you’re an SEO, content marketer, blogger, copywriter, freelance author or journalist, you should consider attending the upcoming Google Authorship Meetup in Nashville, hosted by Ross Jones of 2theTop Web Design.
- When: Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN, room McWhorter 114
- Parking: Enter Belmont’s Inman Center/ North Garage (the building next to Massey on Wedgewood). Follow signs to Visitor Parking on level P1. Take McWhorter Elevators from P1 to Floor 1. Turn right out of the elevators. McWhorter 114 will be about 100 ft.
I look forward to seeing you at the meetup! Now that you know what I look like, feel free to come up and say hello.