Google Authorship for other types (non-HTML) of content

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Wow this is pretty awesome! A few weeks ago we discussed if there was any easy way to verify your authorship of a photo (or other non-text content) and now we see some compelling evidence that Google is serious about letting us claim non-HTML content:

  • PowerPoint files -> include "by Your Name" on each slide
  • Excel -> include "by Your Name" tab in the workbook, and Google uses the tab name as the title of the page.
  • Word documents -> include "by Your Name" (Janet Driscoll Miller says that simple the "About the Author" part may help)
  • *Some* Image files -> byline was included in the SVG file in its text.
  • Google Docs -> the same "by Your Name" pattern works here

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As far as you can see, Google is even more heavily relying on "by Your Name" pattern nowadays (even though they fail miserably too often with it)