Here’s something new. I just logged into Google+ and over at the bottom of the right sidebar was a new feature.
If you’re not familiar with Google Authorship, just do a Google search for “How to Hack Passwords“, and when you see my little avatar beside a listing you’ll know what Google Authorship is. It’s a great way for people to choose between the links they are viewing based on people they recognize rather than just the sort order of the links.
Well, Google is apparently rolling out new analytics to show us something having to do with how things are performing in search results. Here is an example of what my analytics are looking like from the first page of the report.
Presumably the results have appeared 4.5M times, and about 200k of them have resulted in click-throughs in the last 30 days. That’s interesting, if not yet useful. And I suppose it might be a higher click-through rate than others who are not known may be experiencing.
Do you write online, and have you seen an improvement in search as a result of Google Authorship?