Earlier this week I was reading a great article about a newly released FAQ put out by Google on their Authorship system.
You can read the actual FAQ here but the basic premise of the article was that you should only be attaching your Google Authorship to actual content on the site(s) that you contribute to.
So for example if you write a long form blog post, a review, or an opinion piece sure add your authorship code to that. However if you also post other things like a photo post, that might just have a picture and a caption that probably should not receive your authorship code.
It’s does make sense, to only show Google your actual content not every post or photo on your site.
Over at HelpForWP.com we write a pretty popular Authorship plugin for WordPress, Google Author Link. It allows you to, on a per user basis, add your Google plus profile url that then generates the correct authorship HTML code on your blog posts.
Based on the thoughts laid out here, this week, we’ve released an update that allows WordPress users to might tightly control which content gets the authorship code. You can select whole categories that might for example contains photos as well as support for removing authorship from custom post types.
Have a read of the blog post with more detail: Control which content in your site has your Google Authorship code.
The actual plugin is available free from the WordPress Plugin Repository.