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Learn How To Verify Google Authorship and Publishership for your Blog

Do you want to show your profile picture and link below your website's results in search engines ? It boost Search Rank and add graphic to search your blog's search results which increase your website's traffic as well as reputation. Learn how to Get Verified Authorship

Many times, while searching from Google Search Engine you see that some website at the search results are having very special link different from others.

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

These website get this special link from Google because they verified their website and Author’s Google Authorship. 

Google Introduced Google+ Authorship

What’s the benefit of Google Authorship ?

Verifying Google authorship can help you a lot.

  • Firstly, when a person sees your website in Google results having author’s face other then he will be happy to visit your website. Because visitors will find your website much trustworthy and the graphics attract visitors
  • Search Engines take the link having Google verified authorship more prominent than other common links. It increases your website’s SEO. So, search engine will boost your search engine ranking.
  • Credibility: After all, the person who wrote an article should be given the credit. It will provide that credit to the person and help him to become popular. It will also motivate the author to write better and trustworthy content.
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How To Verify Google Authorship?

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 your Google+ profile URL as a function then use this code:

After doing this, your website will have your Google+ URL in every page at header section and rel=”author” is an 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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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 want 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.

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Saurabh Saha

Saurabh Saha is techno geek and the owner of Pharmaceutical-grade-fish-oil.biz. He loves to learn new tricks and share them with his readers. Saurabh is currently pursuing MCA from University of Delhi.

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