How to Verify Google Authorship for Your Blog

Google Authorship


Posted by Shivam Rana

Google is working on its implementation into its search algorithms for a long time, but it managed to introduce it in the year 2011. It is basically a way to verify relation between a person’s content on the internet and his Google Plus account.

Google developed rel Author HTML tag in order to make it easy for authors to link their content to Google Plus profiles. It will also effect the way your site is presented in Google’s search result.

After successful implementation of Authorship on your blog, the profile picture will show up in search results along side with your content. If you have successfully implemented it on your blog, your search results will look like this.

Experts are saying that concept of authorship is going to play an important role in future of SEO and I do agree with them, as Google has many reason to do so. It is also noticed that authorship implemented blog are getting high CTR, as their search results contains their smiling pictures which attracts readers. 🙂


Follow these steps
  • You must have a profile on Google Plus, if you don’t have, create it now.
  • Confirm your E-mail ID.
  • Now go to Google Plus profile and click on edit profile.
  • Select “About” and then click on Contributor to option. Add the URL of your blog or site there and save it.
Note: Make sure the name you are using in your Google Plus profile must appear at the end of the post (for example “By Shivam Rana”. Always add the root domain of your blog in contributor to section in One Plus profile.
Now if you are also doing guest posting for the purpose of link building, then Google must know that it is your content. To do so you can add rel=”author” tag in the back link to my blog in Author’s Bio. Don’t forget to add URL of the blog on which you are guest posting in “Contributor To” section of your profile.

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6 Responses to How to Verify Google Authorship for Your Blog

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