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How to tell Google that you're the original author of an article?

   
6:41 pm on Dec 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Just wondering what some here do to tell SE like google that they're the original author of new articles they publish? When you write a new article, and upload it to your site, is there anything you can do to tell google that you're the original author?

I know about rel="author" but it seems it's mostly used by blogs, can it be used for static html sites?

Any other methods that we can use?
3:46 am on Dec 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



The rel="author" mark-up is useful for any site that publishes written articles. If your site does have a feed, I also encourage you to use pubsubhubbub, also know as PuSH, and do the "fat ping" option.
4:24 am on Dec 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Ah great thanks. Would it be better to just use pubsubhuhdub than rel="author", and fat ping?
4:28 am on Dec 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



No, I'd say it's best to do everything you can to establish your own site's authority... and trust. Why run any risk that some scraper can look like the author of your content?