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Tracking multiple authors

Tracking multiple authors

Parse.ly provides the ability to track content that was created by more than one author. We do this by applying the total views for a post to each author who contributed to it.

For example, if a post were written by two authors, and this post received 1,000 page views, each author will also receive 1,000 page views. Page views are not split between each author and they are not weighted differently for each contributor.

In the Dashboard

You will see multiple author names appear in a few areas of the dashboard. On the Top Posts page, you will see author names right below the article title. On Post Detail pages, you will see the author name right below the article title. Finally, on Author Detail pages, you will see multiple author names listed in the Authors tab.

How to Add Multiple Author Functionality to Your Dashboard

To add the multiple author functionality to your dashboard, you’ll need to make a slight change to your Parse.ly metadata tag. For more information about this, please visit the Metadata section of our technical documentation.

Important note: When separating authors in the metadata tag, make sure to separate each author as its only value surrounded by ” ” followed by a comma.  An example of this can be seen below:

"creator": ["author1", "author2", "author3"]

If you have any questions about how multiple author tracking works, please reach out to support@parsely.com and we’ll be sure to help you out.

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