Google authorship has been around for more than an year. A lot of SEO sites have been recommending it to all website owners. I have been seeing these tiny people images pop up next to the search results. A lot of sites have been experiencing increase in traffic once they have had their authorship approved. On the flip side, some sites have seen reduction in traffic. Initially, I was apprehensive about connecting my Google Plus authorship with my blog, but up on hearing success stories of other bloggers, I decided to take the plunge and do the connection.
So, now all beontheroad.com search results come with my photo as the author. I have been a bit late to get on this authorship bandwagon, but I want to see if this helps in increasing my website traffic and leads to more clicks from Google search. And I hope it helps in my ranking too. Now, I am getting a bit too greedy. In case you have similar thoughts for your travel blog, I recommend you give it a try and assess the extent of positive or negative influence. The experts say that in the future the google search algorithm will consider the authorship data for ranking.