Sunday, November 27, 2011

Add the G+ icon to your site and Authorship

Link your Google Profile to your site to help users find your content.
Connecting to your Google Profile will help users find your content on the web.
G+ button generator

Read the branding guidelines - This site outlines the various ways you can use the Google Profile name, logo, and icon without having to have your people call their people.

Hat tip to +Linda Lawrey for sharing this Google+ post today:  Online Tool To Check and Improve How Google Displays Your Search Results

Run your site through the Rich Snippets Testing Tool (beta).
Use the Rich Snippets Testing Tool to check that Google can correctly parse your structured data markup and display it in search results.

Authorship - Google is piloting the display of author information in search results to help users discover great content. This feature is being rolled out gradually and will be implemented algorithmically, so author information will not always display in search results. 

Have you added the Google+ icon to your site? Have you checked your site results in the Rich Snippets Testing Tool? A viable option for learners to start their digital portfolios beyond a walled learning environment?

Comments, recommendations, +1s, and reaction box checks are welcome.

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