- Type of Feedback: Something I want
With Google's recent algorithm updates it is even more important to get credit for original content creation online. Rather than comparing every page to every other page for duplicate content, Google is starting to use authorship attribution and snippet wars to determine who is likely to be the original content owner. There is a process of linking your Author Profile on your blog or membership site (AS profile in our case) to your Google+ profile using the parameter rel="me". Then in Google+ you can edit your profile and add a link to your blog profile (AS profile in our case) using the Contributor To option on the right side of your profile. Then in your actual blog posts you use the rel="author" attribute. Once you link all this together, your original content will also show your Google+ profile picture and have some other enhancements on a Search Engine Results Page.
So first I need to have Google+ profile available like Facebook and Twitter. Then I need to add the rel="me" attribute. It seems like there needs to be some abstracted way to add in other social accounts in AS since more are likely to come. But for now is there a way to get the Google+ link into my profile page?
I think I might investigate using XMod to render the social media links in the profile instead of the built in AS. Then I can add in custom fields into the DNN profile. This is working well for showing member badges with DNN roles / icons and XMod to filter / display.
The rel="author" has to be set in whatever blog / article tool you are using. I am using digArticle and was able to do all this on a non-AS site. I used the DNN Profile page as the Author page on the site and linked to that page with rel="author" in digArticle by changing the template. In the DNN profile biography is where I put in the Google+ link using rel="me".
Here are a few links.http://www.blindfiveyearold.com/how...rel-author
The people I know who know the most about this seem to think it is very important. So take it for what it is worth. http://seobraintrust.com/