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How to Integrate Google AuthorShip in Single Authored WordPress Blog [Easy Way]

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How to Integrate Google AuthorShip in Single Authored WordPress Blog [Easy Way]

Update: Google authorship will now show the name of author only. There will be no author image or circle count.

Couple of days back Mukund wrote about “How to add Author pic in Google search result” and believe it or not, sources says Authorship is going to be one of the hundred signals on which Google will rank your content. Anyways, even if ranking doesn’t matter, having your profile pic infront of your article in search results will increase credibility, branding and most important more clicks.

I have been working on ShoutMeLoud to use AuthorShip markup but being a multi-author blog, it’s little complicated. Anyways, Google has simplified the process of showing Authorship in Google search and here is a quick step by step tutorial on how you can add Authorship in a WordPress blog authored by single author. The process is as easy as step 1-2-3 and follow this quick guide:

GoogleAuthorShip thumb

With this new improvement, all you need to do is add a link to your Google profile with the rel=”author” from all the pages of your blog and then link to your Website from your Google profile. Is in’t it easy?. Now, let me make it more easier for you.

Adding rel-“author” on your Blog:

You can use any image or any text to link from your blog to Google+ profile. For now, to simplify the process, simply add the following code in your Blog widget. Replace xxxxxxx with your Google+ profile number. (Example)

<p><a href="https://plus.google.com/xxxxxxxxxx/" rel="author" target="_blank">Join us on Google+</a></p> 

Link back to your Blog from Google profile:

So now, all you need to do is go to your Google+ profile and click on Edit profile and add your blog link.  To simplify the process more for you, here is a quick video which will show you how to add your website link into Google+ profile.

Now since you have done all the steps above, time to go to Rich snippets tool and check any URL of your blog and see if you get an Image like above or you see any Error. If you see an image, move to next step else repeat the all step and make sure your link have “author” rel and you have linked back to your blog. (Don’t forget to clear your cache).

Here is an official video from Google in which they have explained how easy it is to integrate Google authorship.

Matt also disclosed that they have been talking to popular CMS companies to add an option to integrate Google authorship markup. From his talk, I assume BlogSpot bloggers are going to get Authorship markup embedded in the system soon. But for now, you (WordPress, BlogSpot or any platform) can follow this simple step to show their profile picture into Google search.

Soon I will be posting a working tutorial for Multi-authored blog, till then you should implement Authorship on your single author WordPress blog. If you are on Google+, I would love to connect with you. (Harsh Google+ profile).

Do let us know if you find this tutorial easy to implement or not? If you have questions, do ask via comments. Don’t forget to share this post on your fav. social networking sites.

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  • Gopi

    Hi Harshal,

    I have added author url in my blog,But in google search engine my Google Circle number details is not dislaying. Help me.

    Regards
    Gopi

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  • Musthafa Ullal

    Really good information. But, what about multi-author blogs? It won’t work for Multi-authored blogs I guess.

    For multi authors following this might work:

    add link to google plus in author posts (archive) page (some themes and plugins support it)
    now link back to respected authors archive location (example: thenextdigit.com/author/wayne/) from wayne’s google plus profile (contributor to link)
    Correct me if I am wrong!

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  • Bangladesh Result

    I have done the step, but its does not showing authorship instantly, so i wait couple of days, and its fine now!

    Reply
  • raman

    This is the time to share my feelings on getting Google authorship for my blog within few days.Iam happy about that and thanks to harsh agarwal for this great post.

    Reply
  • Chetan

    I still have a question here!
    How do we display that nice looking author box below every post with that nice little thumbnail of author picture.
    I have been experimenting with custom codes and plugins in thesis for a while but haven’t got any results. Any help you can offer, pleas?

    Reply
  • Troy Janda

    Awesome… It worked as with all your tips, thanks

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  • Rohit

    hello….harsh i have tried alot but when i checking my website in Rich Snippets Testing Tool it showing a message ” This page does not contain authorship or rich snippet “markup kindly make a video in which and show the process from starting

    Reply
  • Anoop Sudhakaran

    I have been using the pic in serps for many days but it only shows up in Rich Snippet tool of webmaster tools!

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    • Rajesh Namase

      Same here, I have implemented authorship before 2-3 month still no author image in search results. In Rich snippet tool it shows authorship verified. Any suggestion?

      Reply
  • Himanshu

    thanks for this tutorial. i was getting an error from the previous tutorial on ur blog. just waiting for google now to include the pic in Google search results

    Reply
  • rizwan

    I tried it but still not showing author owner ship for my site . Hope It will effect soon

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    • mahmud

      Hmmmmmm. I also faced this type of long waiting. But now my pic is displayed. I have to wait for 1 months to be verified by google.

      Reply
  • Basant

    My pic is displayed in the rich snippets tool from past 2 weeks or so. But no luck with actual Google search :( Looks like its in pilot mode & selective about whose pics needs to be shown…

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  • Chandrashekhar

    Google released Authorship markup for some accounts of Blogger in Draft.
    So I am looking forward for this integration with wordpress! I think we must wait for wordpress next update!

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  • Rahul

    I need some help with my Wordpress Blog under Wp- Prosper Theme.

    Reply
  • Manendra

    Just now added to my blog and this is looking really grate. I think this will make the professional feel if some one find us on Google Search. Thank Q harsh for writing such a detailed article.

    Reply

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