Before the launch of Facebook Authorship, everyone was behind the Google authorship which is shut down by Google now. So now bloggers or Journalists are using Facebook Authorship feature in their blogs and articles.
So first of all, we need to know what Facebook Authorship is and how it works.
What is Facebook Authorship?
Facebook authorship is a simple Meta tag that is used within the head tag. Once it is setup, it will display the profile or page link with its name on Facebook. Keep in mind that it will only work on Facebook. To understand it in a better way check out the embedded post.
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It will also allow the reader to follow you on Facebook, once he visits on your article from shared link.
So it is helping you to increase your reach, your follower and your brand awareness.
How to setup Facebook Authorship?
It is quite simple. You just need to add a Meta tag in the head section of your Joomla website. But as I mention above that it allow the reader to follow you for future posts, so you need to check your Facebook settings. And if you have not enabled Follow me Follow me option, enable it first.
If you wish to use your Facebook page instead of Profile in authorship, you can skip the previous step.
Now copy the below given code and paste it into the head section of your website. Don’t forget to add your page or profile URL.
<meta content="https://www.facebook.com/JoomDev" property="article:author">
Now save your file and now you have successfully setup Facebook authorship on your Joomla website. Now you just need to enable it. Don’t worry. It’s not a rocket science technique. Just follow the steps.
- Go to Facebook Object Debugger – https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/
- Now enter your URL and click on Debug button.
- Now check out the preview below on the same page and if it is displaying the authorship link, it’s fine. If it is not displaying the authorship link then just click on “Fetch new Scrape Information” and it will start showing authorship.