Google Adds ‘More by Author’ in Search Results Page
Google has again updated their Search Results page to give more information about Authors and closer integration with Google Plus.
If you have implemented Rel = Author for your website or blog then this information very much relates to you. Rel Author allows your picture and a link to your Google+ profile to show on the search results page.
If you would like to implement Rel Author on your site we have an article that explains the steps you need to take.
These new changes have been rolled out on Google.com as I found last night.
If you run a normal web search you may see something like this:
You can press this link to read more articles about the specific author. Google is focusing significant efforts on Authorship and getting quality content more visible.
When you click the More By Google will basically run a search on that Author with more of their articles, as per below screenshot:
What is also interesting is that in the Sidebar, we see a preview of the Author Profile and again a link through to Google+ :
I’ve previously said that having your Author information in search results highlights you as a quality and authority figure, higher CTR to your website and also encourages more activity on G+. I recommend if appropriate you add this feature to your code.