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Google respects your Authorship

This dropped into my mailbox yesterday:

![Google Authroship markup](https://i0.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2012/09/author-author-google.jpg?resize=670%2C357)
I’ve been an advocate of using [Google Authorship markup](https://plus.google.com/authorship) for a [good while now](http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archives/2011/08/birth_of_the_authorship.html), but your success or failure was a hidden thing – the closest you could get to finding out if Google was registering your pages for Authorship was using the [Structured Data Testing Tool](http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets) and checking if it recognised your markup. 
Now, it appears that Google is actually sending out e-mails acknowledging the success of your markup. That’s good to know. 
I still advocate that all serious online publishers look into this. It both gives you some measure of protection from stolen content ranking higher than you and, in my experience, greater click-throughs from search. 

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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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