Wednesday, July 13, 2011

How To: Set Up Google Authorship For Your Blog

See Your Image On Google Search Results Along With Your Blog Articles
Google has started to show the profile picture of the blog author along with their contents for the people who are using Google Authorship markup on their blog or where they writes. You can also show your image along with your blog articles by following a little trick with google profile, and your blog.

How To See Your Image In Google Search?



Setting up Author image will help you to attract more users, Hence you will get more traffic than before. After setting up Author verification on my blog, My blog reader statistics went high from day one itself.

Google Authorship For Your Blog:
   Its really simple to setup Google Authorship markup on a wordpress/blogger blog. Just follow the simple steps mentioned below.

  • Go to your Google+ Profile page and click Edit.
  • Click About and navigate to Contributor to section and select it.
  • Add your blog URL as Contributor to page.
  • Click on Save and then click Finished Editing.
Now move to your Blog Dashboard and add a link pointing to your Google+ Profile anywhere(You can use Footer or Sidebar widget to make the process easier) on your blog.  The format of the link must be like the format that I have mentioned below.
<a href="https://plus.google.com/YourID" rel="publisher">Google+</a>

Replace https://plus.google.com/YourID with your Google+ profile link, For me the code was like;

<a href="https://plus.google.com/107544509854813913007" rel="publisher">Google+</a>

That's it, You've just added Google Authorship Markup on your blog.

It will take some days/weeks for seeing your Google+ image in Google searches along with your blog article after setting up the process correctly, To see if you have completed the steps correctly, You can use Google Rich Snippet Testing Tools.


 
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