Link your Google+ Profile with Your Website

Google is piloting the display of author information in search results to help users discover great content. How to put your little box with your picture on google+ profiles beside your post in serach results (SERP). This is good way to add author information beside your posts. Also, this is very similar to Google email verification and connect to current website you edit.

Before we start, do following:

  • Make sure you have a profile photo with a recognizable headshot of you on Google+ profile
  • Make sure a your exact name appears on each page of your content
  • Make sure your content (post) name matches the name on your Google+ profile

You have 2 ways to to that.

1. Verified Email Address Way

Actually a few people going this way. Because, there is a condition. “Link your content to your Google+ profile using a verified email address” rule. You must have and use email that is usually connect with your hosting provider.  yourname@domain.com. You may use this email as well, doing your job, but most of us, use gmail.com as primary mail.

Give a look into this section: https://plus.google.com/authorship

If you don’t have an email address on the same domain then use next way.

 

2. Linking your website content to your Google+ profile way

You need to do two actions. This is the first one.

  • Go to Google+ Profile. https://plus.google.com/numbers.
  • Then go to section: “Profile“, bellow “Home”
  • Then click “About” tab
  • Go to “links” and click on “edit
  • Find “Contributor to” then in this empty space, place your homepage of your website.
  • Click “Add Custom Link
  • Then type “Label” and “URL
  • Click “Save

You finish the first action. You put your website from your Google+ profile. Now let do reverse process. <a href=”https://plus.google.com/yournumber?rel=author”>Google</a>


google+ connect with your posts

When you all is done, there is good online Google tool to help check is everything you do right.

Google Author Data Checker: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

Good Google Resources Articles:

Link your content to your Google+ profile using a verified email address. Good news, you can contribute to more then one website. Connect your Google+ profile with your website. Authorization changes will appear under 48h (within a day or two). So, be a little bit patient. Good luck!