20 Mar '13, 9pm

Bing Links Images of People (Not Just Authors) to Web Pages

Bing Links Images of People (Not Just Authors) to Web Pages

SEOs have been saying that authorship markup and other rich snippets are the future of SEO. The underlyings of authorship markup on Google link directly to Google+ , where your identity has been verified. However, now Bing is showing signs of what appears to be some sort of rich snippets markup. But the images aren't linking just to authors . As you can see, miniature images of the president appear next to links to whitehouse.gov and Wikipedia. These pages, while not authored by Obama, certainly are about him. Scroll further and you also see different images of the president beside links to The Huffington Post and Biography.com. Again, neither of these images indicate the author. Rather, they seem to highlight the search term. This leaves the questions: from where is Bing pulling the images and why? Using Google's Structured Data Testing Tool to look at the page's markup ,...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2256399/Bing-Links-I...

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