Google+ has made two significant changes to the user profile. The one that’s getting the most press is the much larger cover image that has no crazy restrictions on it like those on Facebook. But, the changes that will really matter to your SEO and AuthorRank are those that were made to your About page. Discover what changes were made and how you can capitalize on them.
Color Coded Cards
The first thing you notice when you click your About link is the clean layout it now has.
All of the sections are laid out in distinct Cards that are color coded.
When you click the Edit link on any of them, you are taken to a new Editor pop up.
Each icon at the top takes you to the different Card sections. And each is color coded to match. In other words, the background color at the top of the editor changes to match the strip of color at the top of the Card.
The second link in the Editor is for your Story, which was previously your Bio information. The Tagline and Introduction will be the first thing new visitors see in your G+ Profile, so make them count.
The third link is the Work icon and it contains a new field to list your Skills.
This is a great place to enter a few keywords for what you do too.
Next to the end is a Link icon, and the settings in it will make the most difference to properly configuring and closing all of the loops to make AuthorRank work at its best. And that’s important because there is actually a loophole that scrapers can use to make it look like you are providing content for their site that you didn’t write.
I’m in the process of updating the Google+ Profile Settings module in the SEO and AuthorRank Video Course to reflect these new changes. It covers all 14 connections you can make to close all of the loops so that AuthorRank will work at its peak for you.
It also includes every single setting in the WordPress SEO plugin and settings in the WordPress core, plus additional settings that your theme may offer.
I don’t just tell you how, I tell you why, and explain the best ways for you to set all of the options to work well for your site and goals.
This Course is also available in the full VIP Video Library that includes WordPress, Genesis, and MailChimp.