Google continues to offer so much to businesses as part of their symbiotic process of helping themselves as well as everyone else. While businesses are on the good side of Google, writers of online content are starting to appreciate one part of Google+ that’s finally helping them. Outside of Google’s Panda algorithm hurting some online writers, even more problematic is the era of online plagiarizers who steal articles from hard-working writers.
What makes the plagiarism case so disheartening is that it’s sometimes impossible to catch those who steal articles to make money on their blogs. One factor behind that is the inability to have an identifier on every article that can identify it as being written by you.
And that’s where Google Authorship comes in as part of a standout service when you join Google+.
Adding a Picture as Permanent Identity
When you create a Google+ page, you have a chance to sign up for Google Authorship as an option. Once you do, you’re going to be linking up the profile photo you use online to everything you write on the net. That means when people search out a topic you wrote, your name and picture will be in all search engine results. This gives you a permanent identifier that can’t be removed.
What makes this option extra useful is that Google helps you stand out on their search engine, which could help your click rate above your competition. Not everyone is going to have a Google Authorship, and your article standing alone with a photo and quick profile will give your article immediate legitimacy. Your article may also be more apt to be read, particularly if it’s an industry theme that requires expertise.
Plus, as part of joining the Google club, they treat you right with quicker placement in their search engine results. So when you write something and have Google Authorship, they’ll have it there almost immediately so you can start racking up page views within hours.
Will Google Authorship Bring Down Plagiarists?
Having a Google Authorship may already be eliminating plagiarists who can be called out when you can easily connect yourself to your own work. Regardless, not everyone is on Google+ yet or has Google Authorship. You also hate to think that Google will be the only one who can successfully fight plagiarism on the net. Because it’s currently all in once place, there may be more writers out there waiting for some diversity first.
Let’s wish for more Authorship options out there from other corporations that can help provide permanent stamps to content ownership. When plagiarists are brought down completely, only then will writers thrive as much as businesses have been using Google’s services.