How to Claim Your Google Authorship

/How to Claim Your Google Authorship

How to Claim Your Google Authorship

As Google+ continues to grow in numbers of users, so does its impact on search results. That’s not surprising, as Google tends to prefer itself over others! What you tend to see more of in search results is a website with a Google+ account listed with it. You’ll see a photo of the doctor, along with “by ____” in the listing.

These search results don’t just show up automatically. First of all, you need a Google+ account for your practice. Secondly, you’ll need a website and blog associated with that account. Then you need to claim your Google Authorship in order to ensure your search results show up in this new format (see example to the right). You can check out a detailed list of how to claim your authorship here.

One twist in getting this set up is that you need to confirm your authorship by having an email address that matches the domain of your website. If you happened to set up your Google+ account on a different email address then you’ll want to click here for instructions on how to finalize your authorship claim.

If you need any help claiming your authorship, or even getting set up with Google+ or a blog, then talk to Turbo today. Leave us a message here or simply call 877-673-7096 x2.

By | 2016-12-23T12:42:25+00:00 November 2nd, 2012|Social Networking|4 Comments

About the Author:

Tom joined Matt in 2010, helping co-found Turbo Medical Marketing. As COO, Tom oversees all production and works directly with both the executive team and the Account Managers. Tom has helped to formulate systems and processes for sales, business development, internal marketing, service offerings, client intake, and employee hiring and training. You can get a sense of Tom's marketing knowledge, as well as pick up some marketing tips and insights, by checking out the Turbo blog that he contributes to weekly. Tom has also spoken at several aesthetic conferences in the past about topics ranging plastic surgery technology to mobile marketing. Tom received his B.A. in Business Management Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is a former collegiate rugby player and he enjoys golfing, snowboarding, hiking, and playing with his dog Yogi in his spare time. He's also a mentor with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program in Charleston. Tom lives with his wife Lindsay in Mt. Pleasant, SC.


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