Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Google Begins Tracking & Will Rank Individual Content Creators [ReadWriteWeb]

Another step toward the semantic Web

Google announced today that it has begun indexing attribution of content to particular authors, not just to the websites they appear on. Links associated with the author of a page can now have the code rel="author" added to them and Google will understand that to mean that the linked name is the linking page's author. That's a potentially significant change to the balance of power between sites and the individuals that create for them.

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Google says this is being used in addition to the XFN rel="me" standard and to the new (and controversial) Schema.org system of microdata.

Google Begins Tracking & Will Rank Individual Content Creators

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