Facebook Authorship Feature Just Made FB a Better Place for Bloggers–Here’s a 60 Second Video Report

July 24, 2015
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Facebook Authorship

In this 60 Second Blog Report…

Facebook now offers Author Tags, which is also known as Facebook Authorship.

See why Facebook Authorship is a sweet deal for bloggers and writers of all niches who publish online!

Transcript

Facebook recently became a better tool for promoting your personal brand with their new “Authorship” feature.

Bloggers can now use “author tags” that, when implemented, attach your name with a link to your personal Facebook profile at the bottom of every share your blog post receives on Facebook, whether you share the post yourself or when anyone else shares the post.

As your blog post is shared on Facebook, viewers will see your name in the byline, as the author, and they will be able to follow your personal Facebook account, by clicking the Follow button in the bottom right corner like you see here.

This can lead to a higher number of connections with your readers.

And if you’re concerned about followers seeing personal Facebook posts, there are simple steps you can take to make sure that Facebook posts of a personal nature are only seen by your friends, not your followers.

If you are interested in setting up Facebook Authorship, there is an easy-to-follow setup process here:

http://www.thesocialmediahat.com/news/facebook-adds-authorship-bloggers-take-note

To get a better understanding of Facebook Authorship, what’s true and what’s not, be sure to also read this Social Media Hat article called Why Haven’t You Set Up Facebook Authorship? where blogger Mike Allton debunks 4 Myths that are circulating around this exciting new Facebook feature.

Are you already using Facebook Authorship? Tell us what you think about it in the comments.

Here are some additional readings on Facebook Authorship:

1. Facebook Introduces Authorship to Help Readers Follow Content Creators

2. SEO Fans, Authorship is Back–On Facebook

3. Facebook Authorship: A Guide for Startups

Author Bio:

Matthew Kaboomis Loomis is the owner of Build Your Own Blog. Connect with him on Google+ and Twitter

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  1. Luna Darcy says:    •   4 years

    Hi Matthew,

    Glad to know FB came up with this. This will definitely be useful to all of us who needs a help in increasing our viewership.

    Have a happy Friday!

    Luna

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   4 years Author

      Hi Luna,

      I’m still deciding if I want to use my FB Page or personal profile…still needed to let people know about this and you all can decide…If I were in your shoes or a new blogger just starting and I didn’t have a Page set up, I would consider using this. It depends on the blog type and if someone plans to use Facebook ads.

      Let me know it goes for you. 🙂

  2. Bonita says:    •   4 years

    Thanks for the info. Is there a way to link to a Facebook page instead of your personal page? I’d rather have people follow my blog page or my author page rather than my personal account. Is that possible? Thanks.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   4 years Author

      Hi Bonita,

      If you do not implement this feature, then a link to your Page will be included in the bottom right corner of all FB shares.

      You’ll want to link to your Facebook Page on your website.

  3. Maddy Osman says:    •   4 years

    Thanks for sharing this article. I learned of Facebook Authorship awhile ago but the process looked too daunting. I think I’ll be able to set it up now thanks to your helpful links 🙂

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   4 years Author

      That makes me happy to hear you found this easier to understand. 🙂 Good luck!

  4. Adrienne says:    •   4 years

    Hey Matthew,

    Well it’s about time. I’d heard that they’d done this but haven’t had a chance to see how to set that up. Guess I better scoot over to Mike’s blog and see what I need to do in order to get mine in place as well.

    Thanks for this reminder and for your 60 second report. You made it this time my friend. (((wink wink)))

    Hope you’re having the best day ever and I’ll be sure to spread the word about this one.

    ~Adrienne

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   4 years Author

      Ha ha, I’m getting better about that whole “60 Second” thing. 🙂

      Mike’s post is so easy to understand. That’s why I shared it. No reason to reinvent the wheel.

      Today is pretty cool, actually! See you around, Adrienne!

  5. Phoenicia says:    •   4 years

    This is a great idea! You have relayed this information in such a simple way.

    My blog is linked to FB. When I post, a message is automatically sent to my FB friends.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   4 years Author

      Awesome, Phoenicia. Hope FB brings you lots of traffic. 🙂

  6. torrance johnson says:    •   4 years

    I recently have been feed up with customer care.I have had some bad experiences with some company”s. That where simply awful how do I get started setting up my own blog for other people who have had similar experiences.