Google Authorship – How I became the #1 Most Published Rel=Author

That’s right. My face appears on more websites than any other Google+ author (pardon the glare from my head!)…

Robert Scoble eat your heart out newb!
Before we begin it’s important to note the difference between Influence and Publication. Of course people such as Matt Cutts, Danny Sulivan, Rand Fishkin etc have way more influence/followers in the industry, but in terms of sheer website authorship distribution, I’m dominating, with the help of Google Authorship.

This is the chance we’ve been waiting for; the ability to have a voice against a sea of “authority” websites. The button has been reset, and now you can grasp this opportunity, create great content, attach your authorship and build a name/brand for yourself vs sitting on the side lines.

Google Plus, more specifically Google Authorship has allowed people to two-way-verify their identity in a central location. People have linked to their Twitter, or Facebook, or other social media profiles in the past (and present) but the ability to verify ownership or contribution to content online is the holy grail of marketing, proper accreditation, and building a brand.

I’m featured on over 200 websites across multiple niches. How was I able to do this? Like most things in my life, it wouldn’t be possible without a woman’s touch, and in this case, two brilliant ones:

Ann Smarty and Cathy Stucker

Ann Smarty and Cathy Stucker

That’s right, Guest posting! through Myblogguest and Bloggerlinkup. These platforms help bring together bloggers and blog owners in a symphony of colloboration. Google has cracked down on “spammy guest blogs” that merely exist to charge bloggers to post their content. These 2 platforms rise above the fray, and have internal systems and a community to help ensure the process works for all parties involved, including the Search Engines. Below image (blacked out sensitive info – I’m not going to dime him out!) is what some people think Guest Posting, Article Marketing, or Content Syndication is…this is why communities such as those 2 above are critical to the health of the blogosphere, and dare I say the InterWebs!

guest posting vs sponsored posts

But how did you get so many live guest posts with your authorship?

We’ll let George Takei…ghostwriter answer this one. I’ve personally written dozens and probably close to 100+ before G+ became relevant, but of course you can hire someone to write for you. You either need to put time (writing yourself) or money (paying someone) to do this, so it weeds out the businesses not willing to commit to excellence. Now if you contribute to a website or business and don’t link to your G+ profile you are cheating yourself. Here is one awesome example of guest posting before verified authorship (I predicted the Super Bowl!)

Example Author Bio before Google Authorship

Notice my name is not a hyperlink? I’m just some faceless, unknown person that has managed to write and get a link back to my business. Even if I linked out to my youtube, or another social website, there is no way to “verify” ownership. With G+ now you aren’t as random or plain as plain text….you are now alive with a hyperlink!

how to verify Google Authorship

Free your mind. You don’t have to use the Authorship verification for just guest posts. It can be added to numerous websites such as Web2.0s with Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, etc, and contributor profiles on major websites.

google authorship works with 3rd party websites

Featuring the epic Contributor section:

guest posting contributor section google authorship

And of course, all the searches where my authorship appears.

guest posts verified authorship in search results

The Results?

Guest blogging has been the best networking I’ve done. Before Myblogguest, I use to look at guest blogging as only a way to get links, but it’s much more than that. It’s a chance to build your personal brand, network / connect with others and establish trust. People are adding me everyday on Google+ and emailing me about business ventures/ideas.

google plus networking followers adding circles

Our brand based keywords have increased tremendously since we started guest blogging. Tracking provided by Piwik

marketing with guest blogging

What do the Experts Say About Guest Posting?

Rand Fishkin – CEO of Moz.com

Matt Cutts – Distinguised Engineer of Google (here is link if you don’t know what Google is http://google.com haha , I have bad SEO humor…sorry

Brian Dean – Backlinko (expert Link Builder)

Using the Upside Guest Post strategy to attract links and readers to your blog

Be sure not to post on “fake” guest post sites that are content farms, pay per posts, MFA type sites. Which is why platforms such as Myblogguest and Bloggerlinkup help bring credibility to this marketing tactic and allow you to do it on a large scale without the worry of spammy links. Guest posting is the most expensive online marketing and time consuming (writing content, contacting bloggers, emailing, etc) but also has extremely high ROI.

Google+ isn’t just a social network. It’s a true hub for your entire internet “existence”; it’s the Matrix that connects all things on the Internet in an ingenius way. It’s never been easier to build a personal brand or receive credit for your work. If Facebook or Linkedin were smart they would immediately follow suit and allow some form of 2 way verification on web content. Want to build your business with guest posts? Real Guest Posts is a premiere content marketing service that adheres to quality standards – no spun content, private blog networks, or spammy pay per posts. This is a guest post presented by Viagra…j/k! Do you guest post? Why or why not!

 

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Dan and Matt Anton

Dan and Matt Anton are the creators of BacklinksVault, a community for online marketers to blog, learn, contribute and use the best tools and services available.

9 thoughts on “Google Authorship – How I became the #1 Most Published Rel=Author”

  1. And it’s exactly people like you that have driven the quality of networks such as MyBlogGuest so low and why Google will clamp down on authorship visibility for low quality content in 2014. You don’t care about quality, all you care about is links.

    All you’re posting is low quality garbage, borderline spam at best. Even the services you offer like buying backlinks, web 2.0 links and social bookmarks is just complete drivel like 95% of other “link building” pushy spam emails.

    1. hi Geoff,

      I’ve called it a “network” as well, but MyBlogGuest and others are open platform communities. That’s like saying people selling terrible products ruins Amazon / eBay, when in reality all it does is hurt the individual company/seller’s credibility – not the platform.

      If the posts were “spam” as you label it, the author did not have to accept it, as each post is human verified. It turns out each post is readable, focused and unique. The bloggers wanted perspective from other guest authors and we provided it.

      Google not showing as many authors in 2014 search was announced before this case study, and it shows the maturity / evolution of search and authorship; normal cycle – no one uses, everyone uses, it finds a happy medium.

      My services:
      Web2.0 (Blogger,wordpress,tumblr) / Social bookmarks (reddit,diigo) are nearly as old as my grandmother, and the fact that you called them drivel shows your lack of organic SEO knowledge. You provide organic SEO through your website – clubnetsem. You build content and hope for the best right? Your high horse is made of glass. Here are some guest posts posted through MyBlogGuest, BloggerLinkUp, and searching on Google:

      Example Real Guest Post 1
      Example Real Guest Post 2
      Example Real Guest Post 3

      Please try these techniques before you speak from opinion, which is the weakest position a professional can take.

      1. Excellent reply, Dan (or Matt).

        The guy above preaches about this stuff all over the internet yet if you take 5 minutes to look into his link profile, it’s as clear as day to see that he’s utilising the majority of them himself, or certainly has done before.

        Strange!

    1. Guest posting is W H I T E :). It takes an incredible amount of time/resources to write engaging content, interact with bloggers and get live. I would hope anyone who thinks otherwise should attempt this process at least a dozen times to appreciate the level of dedication and ethical seo/link building involved, not to mention brand building/networking.

    1. Hard to have a footprint when they aren’t private blog networks. Please look over that they are real guest posts from a community filled with thousands of bloggers. You couldn’t have a footprint using this white hat method if you tried.

  2. Great post! I remember before Google Authorship days, I was linking to my Twitter in the hope that I would gain more followers, whil building my personal brand. Quick question: Do you list all of your guest posts under your”contributor to” section? The post above shows this, but I was wondering, is it best to list them all?

    1. Not all, but a good majority of them are listed in my contributor section. I don’t see the harm with it. If you are willing/able to contribute to someone else’s website you can/should add it to your Contributor section of Google+ account and reap the benefits of it (the website you link to as well). win-win!

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