14 Jun '13, 1pm

Google Authorship Beyond Webpages

In last month’s post about authorship , I shared that Google has been experimenting with inferring authorship for PDF documents in addition to webpages. This piqued my curiosity to see if any other indexable filetypes could also have inferred authorship. Microsoft Office Files PowerPoint files appear to infer authorship similar to PDFs and webpages, looking for the term “by” followed by the author’s name. To generate the authorship snippet on an Excel file, I had to add “by Janet Driscoll Miller” to a tab in the workbook, and Google uses the tab name as the title of the page. Having a byline appear only in a cell of the worksheet wasn’t enough to generate the snippet. The most interesting case, though, was with Word documents. Using an old whitepaper I had, I did some testing with the byline again. In one version where I removed the byline, the author snippet was still sho...

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  1. 14 Jun '13, 5pm

    Thanks for the unique post i like it.

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