Google gives priority for verified authorship website. I think, already you noticed that and learned the importance of Google authorship program, for this reason you reading this article. To claim Google authorship, it’s very important for blogger or website owner specially WordPress holder.
An Important Update (August 28, 2014):Google has announced that they’re deactivating Authorship, and search results will no longer show author names or photos anymore. Instead of this they suggested to to use Structured Data.
What Is Google Authorship?
Google authorship is a program which gives opportunity for site owner to link with Google+ profile, when you will get verified Google authorship, people will find your site on Google with head shot image from Google plus profile on each article.
It’s the factor that prove basically who writes the content. When visitors get the real authors article, they become more curious than other contents. Also it’s enhance content quality.
In Google Search Most visitors click on post which contains Google plus photo, so this is the right way to increase traffic from Google search. Just catch this opportunity by verifying your site on Google.
Why Google Authorship Is Important?
It’s need more time to set manually rel=”author” or rel=”me” in every post involving underlying website code.
If you don’t verified your site on Google, you might lose some potential visitors or customers.
Exactly, to drive more traffic from Google search engine, just get Google verified authorship right now by following these steps bellow. To build up authority site, you need to verify.
Ways To Setup Google Authorship
After login your site Dashboard click on edit your profile from right side top bar . Now you can see the contact info bellow name, here put your Google plus link on box. Example My Google+ link is https://plus.google.com/u/0/101192470032000409389/posts
When you saved this, it will appear on box.
Once you saved, then Find out source file by pressing (Ctrl+U) on your browser to confirm.
Adding Google Plus Contributor Link
Go to Your Google Plus Profile then Click on “Contributor” Section and add your site.
I think, you knew about reciprocal link which is most use in social bookmarking.
Yes, that’s it, now you should to add reciprocal link back from Google plus profile for the websites that’s you updated few times ago.
Just go to your Google plus profile and find out “Contributor To” section then enter your Website link on “Add Custom Link” and save change. Google will send you a verification link, confirm it that’s enough. Now go to for next step.
When you will add your website on contributor to section, it will appear like this.
Add Google Authorship On Common WordPress Theme
If you don’t have basic idea about html, don’t edit this section without expert. After log in your WordPress site, Go to Editor section from left side navigation then click on header.php, find </head> tag you should to paste the html code before this tag. Then click update file for save changes.
Verified Google Authorship Testing
After doing all this work, now time to check results for Verified Google Authorship. Remember after complete your submission request, it will live within 2-7 days.
Be sure that, you completed all the step i discussed, it’s very essential. If you faced any problem, just feel free to comment bellow.