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How To Verify Google Authorship for your Blog and Link your Google+ profile to the content you create

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Hi, guys this is Ankita, today we will talk about Google Authorship, Google is piloting the display of author information in search results to help users discover great content, Many times, searching while searching from Google Search Engine you have see that some website at the search results are having very special link different from others.

You see the article Author’s face at the left side with his Google+ profile link and one more line which might pointing the author’s other post like “More By Author” or size of the author’s Google+ Circle.

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What’s the benefit of Google Authorship ?

Verifying Google authorship can help you a lot.

  • Think When a person find your face in Google results having author’s face other then many other website who are not having then he will be happy to visit your website. Because visitors will find your website much trustworthy and the graphic attract visitors to be being remembered next time .
  • Now some SEO perspective, Search Engines takes the link having Google verified authorship more prominent then other common link. It increases you website’s SEO. So, search engine will boost your search engine ranking.
  • Credibility : At the end of the daythe person who wrote an article should be given credit. It will provide that credit to the person and helps him to become popular.

How To Verify Google Authorship ?

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To verify Google Authorship you needs to first create your Google+ profile. Then you need to add the following code in your website theme’s <head> section. For this, you generally need to edit header.php file of your theme.

Replace The given Google+ Profile URL With your own Google+ Profile URL. If you want to add the your Google+ profile URL as a function then use this code :

<link rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/106692353007924806818"/>

After doing this, your website is now having your Google+ URL in every page at header section and rel=”author”  or ?rel=author is indication the linked Profile as author of the whole website.

Now, Go to your Google+ profile and add your website’s link in contributor section. Make sure that your profile’s +1′s are public or this will not work.

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OR you can also try following :

Don’t have an email address on the same domain as your content? Follow the instructions listed –

  1. Check that you have a email address (for example, ankitagupta@codesupport.info)on the same domain as your content (codesupport.info).
  2. Make sure that each article or post you publish on that domain has a clear byline identifying you as the author (for example, “By Ankita Gupta” or “Author: Ankita Gupta”).
  3. Visit the Authorship page and submit your email address to Google. No matter how many articles or posts you publish on this domain, you only need to do this process once. Your email will appear in the Contributor to section of your Google+ profile. If you want to keep your email private, change the visibility of your link.
  4. To see what author data Google can extract from your page, use the structured data testing tool.

Wait for the next crawl of your webpages by the search engines and you will get your Google verified Authorship for your blog.

Checking Whether Google Authorship Done Correctly

After doing all these things, your website is now having verified Google Authorship but if your wants to check whether you did the implementation correctly or not, you can use Google Richsnippet Test Tool. Just put any link here and Google Rich Snippet Tool will show you the result.

Enjoy and be famous among your readers 😉

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