Google Labs inside Webmaster Tools is an experimental section that allows Google to test new products before unleashing them on the public. Did you know you can check your Google Authorship stats inside Google Webmaster Tools?
Sign in to your Google Webmaster Tools account. On the left side of the page you’ll see a link labeled Labs. Click that and you’ll see a dropdown with Author Stats. Click that.
Inside the Author Stats section of Google Labs you can get a glimpse of the pages you have authored around the web, both those on your website and those that are off-site. You can see a limited number of stats on those pages, as well.
To begin with, the overview consists of the number of pages you have authored, the number cumulative page impressions your pages have received in the last 30 days, and the number of clicks. When you scroll down you’ll get an overview of each page.
The stats you can check for each page you have authored include:
- Number of page impressions
- Number of clicks
- Click-through rate
- Average search engine position
This is all useful information, especially if you do a lot of guest blogging, which you should.
I hope this experiment continues and that Google rolls it out as a real product. I’d like to be able to track my authorship stats around the Web. Wouldn’t you?