Otto has a great post over on make.wordpress explaining how to associate your WordPress plugins with yourself as the author in Google search results. I just tried it, easy, and it worked.
While Google+ may not be the hot social area on the block, it does seem to have some benefits. Studies show that listings with a specified author receive much more clicks and attention than those that do not.
Who doesn’t want more attention to their hand-crafted WordPress plugins? More traffic? More readers? More leads? More collaborators…?
I think it makes the listing much more attractive as well, of course, that all depends on your mug too =)
Plugin authors developers are “contributors” to WordPress and should be benefiting from these Google author listings.
Go set up your WordPress profile with a link to Google+ as well as a link to your WordPress profile on your Google+ profile.
This gives Google the data they need to give you “credit” for your work in their search listings. Not that this by any means guarantees that your listings will include this data, but it does do all the set up so it is possible.
Google also provides a Rich Snippet Tool to preview and test that all your associations are set up properly. So don’t stop at WordPress. To me, this is all related to branding, and in having a consistent showing and presence across the web.
The Falling balls app seems to be Keith Peter's "Hello World" in exploring new development arenas. Here he walks us through how his first app is trending on Windows 8.
Falling Balls Update | BIT-101
At the end of October this year, Falling Balls was released into the Windows 8 Store. After just over a month, I thought it would be interesting to discuss how it is doing, and to answer the question,…
Really nice animated movement. I can't get over how much life this little guy has. The pulse, and the trailing tentacles which don't always move the same way and just enough random thrown in for fun. This should be a game, but I can't decide if I'd rather be the squid or run from it. Nice work Justin!
Muscular Hydrostats | CreativeJS
About Tim Holman. Tim (@twholman) is an Australian developer with a healthy addiction to all things web. Tim loves seeing how people interact with technology, and is even more interested in how techno…
Trying to create a views-block to show content that shares a 'parent' (as an entity reference) on a content node page, any ideas?
Views Relationship/Contextual Filter for sibling nodes
I have a content type ‘property’ and a content type ‘park’. I’m using an Entity Reference field in the property to reference a park. The park is essentially a parent or neighborhood or that contains t…
An app which creates spinning circular puzzles from the abstract landscape imagery from our satellites.
Oko: An iPad App That Turns Satellite Photos Into Spinning Puzzles
I’m sure I’m not the only person who finds jigsaw puzzles totally maddening. It seems pretty clear that they’re a holdover from an era when the mean attention span could be measured in minutes, not se…
"Play" JAM in your favorite browser and with others. You choose an instrument and join a group to create tunes. This is some amazing work and very nice design and experience.
JAM With Chrome | CreativeJS
JAM with Chrome is a super fun collaborative live music experience that has been keeping the internet pretty busy ever since it went live. Pick and instrument, invite some friends, and jam the hours a…
Not design first, but consider the content important…
‘Content first’? Content left, right and centre!
Christiaan Lustig explains why content creation should be part of the design and development process
Very nice motion capture of sorts to use human motion to drive abstract animations.
On A Huge Video Wall, A Stunning Kinetic Sculpture Comes To Life
Over the next few weeks, Universal Everything will release a series of 18 videos shot at the Hyundai Vision Hall in South Korea. This is the first. And like most everything produced by Universal Every…
"The culture of winning work at all costs forces good designers and developers to do bad things." Don't train clients to expect more for less, because then everyone looses and the work quality suffers. We need to make it easier for clients to understand what we deliver and how and how costs are calculated. Deliver more value with the same high quality deliverables to educate clients on what is good and why!
Commoditising web design: is the price right? | Erskine Labs
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