One SEO Professional was concerned about their author implementation.
They were curious about how their author page was set up. They have different paragraphs for every author on their About Us page.
They wanted to know if it would be okay to create anchor text links for every author on this page, and if they could use these links for the author URL property.
They also asked if it had to be a dedicated page for each and every author.
John replied that Google doesn’t have any guidelines specifically around doing something like this.
He also explained that it’s more about whether it makes sense for your users as opposed to a specific technical implementation.
The only thing he would caution the SEO pro about was making sure that Google knows more about how individual authors fit into the overall website.
This would include things like how the author links their different profiles together. Or, perhaps the author plans to use that one profile across the entire web.
In this case, John explained that he thinks it best that there are individual URLs.
However, for use purely within a single website for informational reasons, the structure that the author proposes above is just fine.
This happens at approximately the 7:38 mark in the video.