February 1st, 2012 / Reputation Management

Google’s Rich Snippet Testing Tool

What do you do if you want to test whether or not Google is recognizing your web pages as an authority and connecting those pages to your brand name? Answer: Test them. And Google has the perfect tool for doing that.

Google’s Rich Snippet Testing Tool is designed to help webmasters test their rel=”me” and rel=”author” reputation management tags. If you write a lot of content for your own web properties and as a guest blogger or guest writer on other web properties, then this is a great tool to use to see if Google is recognizing your content and associating it with your authorial brand name.

Enter the URL of the page that you want to test. NOTE: You must enter the URL of the exact page, not the domain name. Click “Preview” and Google will tell you if you have linked profiles on each of the popular social networks including (at least)

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Quora
  • StumbleUpon

The tool will also show you the Google snippet preview, what a search result will look like if someone searches for you by name and that specific page is returned. If you don’t have a rel=”me” author tag linked to your Google profile, then the tool will tell you that as well.

Finally, the Rich Snippet Testing Tool will show you the actual rich snippet data on the page so that you can analyze it for correctness and accuracy.

Google’s Rich Snippet Testing Tool is one of the best online tools available for authors and webmasters to use for reputation management. If you are serious about search engine optimisation and reputation managment, then you should use the tool.

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