Authorship Tips and Tricks

Digital Signatures

ClearVoice content authorship is defined as author account verification of content created for any particular website. This account verification can be done a number of ways with any number of network validations. This means that in the HTML of the websites you publish to, properly placed links must be in the code. Some examples of digital signatures follow.

Twitter Authorship
Ensuring that the true content creator’s Twitter handle is semantically included in the article’s social cards is paramount, not just for social media purposes. ClearVoice associates author value and verification. This is done using the correct semantic schema or micro-formatting using the following:

  • Authorship is valid if: meta[@name=’twitter:creator’] tag (@content is a valid twitter handle [0-9A-Za-z_]{1,15})
  • Authorship is valid if: <a> tag @href is a Twitter profile URL and @rel is “author” or @rel is “me”

We also search for authorship on readable author bio pages (searches for an on-site rel=”author” link to the author bio).

Submitting URLs

There is content on the Internet that has yet to be processed by ClearVoice. You can potentially increase your score by submitting your content URLs to the ClearVoice system. This can be done on your claimed profile page. Once submitted, our system can crawl the article, look for semantic markup, store the article and properly apply it to your ClearVoice score. You can also change the sort order of your content to feature your articles as you see fit.

Merging Accounts

In some cases, ClearVoice has found two versions of you on the Internet. One has proper Google+ authorship the other has proper Twitter authorship. Because the content is sometimes different for each, merging the two accounts will impact your score. This can be done by activating the second account on your claimed profile page.