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3) Simple Google Authorship Setup Solutions

 

Quick Setup Using the Google Authorship Page

This setup applies only if you have a website with your own top-level-domain (yourdomain.com) with a blog section where you are the only person writing content and you have an email address on your domain (i.e. jane@yourdomain.com). If this solution does not apply to you please go to our Table of Contents to find the setup solution that does.

  1. Setup a Google Plus Profile using your real name following the instructions What you Must Do Before Installing Rel=Author. Also make certain everything you write on your blog uses your real name as the byline. (i.e. by John Doe) or this won’t work.
  2. Ensure your profile has a clear and recognizable headshot.
  3. Submit your email address using the Google Authorship setup page: https://plus.google.com/authorship
  4. Verify your email address using the email Google sends you by clicking on the link in the email.
  5. Double-check all of the posts on your blog used/s the same name as shown on your Google Plus profile.
  6. Done! Yes, it is really that easy!

 

Setup for a One-Author, Blog-Only Website

This is also a very simple installation for anyone who can make an extremely basic edit to the code within a webpage. That said this implementation is recommended only for a website composed entirely of blog content (having an about page is okay but not product/service pages) because it involves adding rel=author site-wide. If this solution does not apply to you please go to our Table of Contents to find the setup solution that does.

  1. Complete the process found in “What you Must Do Before Installing Rel=Author
  2. Copy and paste the code shown below into your text editor and then substitute “put your Google Plus Profile URL here” with, well, your Google Plus Profile URL. <link rel="author" href="put your Google Plus Profile URL here" />
  3. Now either you or your webmaster need to copy and paste this code into all of the pages in your blog site within the <head></head> of the source code. If you don’t understand that last sentence then it is okay, just pass it along to a person with the necessary skills to make the change.
  4. Once the code is in place you need to verify everything is working by testing one of your blog post URLs in Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool.
  5. Assuming everything went well with the test you are now done!

 

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