Authorship Factors

These factors relate the author(s)/publishers of an article:

Authorship Factors

1=strongest factor; 7=weakest

OpEd Commentary:

“Fledgling tests of the author tag are showing good results” – Adam Audette

“I see the author tag as gaining in importance over the next three to six months. Start building this into your plans if you want to remain on top of Google News.” - AJ Kohn

“The original source tag helps publishers identify that they were “first to report” a story and can be an addition to rel canonical tags in providing a preference of a particular version of a story” – Eleanor Hong

“Syndicating articles to other sites can range from highly effective to deplorably ineffective. No easy answer here” - Adam Audette


  • Alice Cornelios

    Thanks Stuart, I thought that rel=author will just give me a mug shot on the search engines but now I know that this gives me more than just good seo. But, I am doing it differently though in my WordPress blog. I use plug in for authorship, is that ok? Do I get the same benefit still?

    Alice from