Sunday, June 17, 2012

How To Get Google's Verified Authorship For Blogger Blog

Author: Gagan Masoun
How To Get Google's Verified Authorship For Blogger BlogThis tutorial will simply guide you "How To Get Google Verified Authorship For Your Blogger/Wordpress Blog". I am watching a rise in verified Authorship for Google search results day by day. Finally with the new redesign, I have added it in BlogsDaddy Blog as well.

Now when you search Blogsdaddy articles,you will see the picture of BD founder Gagan Masoun in the results like the screenshot below:

Google's Verified Authorship For Your Blogger Blog - Search

Add Your Google + Profile Link Anywhere On Your Blog Sidebar Using The Following CodeHow To Show Author Profile Picture Correctly?

<a href="Google Plus profile Link" rel="author" target="_blank"> Join me on Google+</a>
rel="author" will tell robots that you are the actual author of the blog. Make these changes:
  • Replace Google Plus Profile Link With Your Profile Link. Here Is My Profile Link -
  • You Can Replace Join Me On Google+ With Any Text You Like (Optional)
  • Now, Add A Link To Your About Us Page Just Below Your Blog Footer or Anywhere You Like. I Have Added This Link To My Blog Footer Using The Following Code:
<a rel="author" href="">About Me</a>
Demo Here
Add A Link To Your About Us Page Just Below Your Blog Footer
  • Now The Most Important Part. Inside Your About Page Upload Your Profile Photo With Dimensions 128px by 128px in size and using JPEG format. Also Start The First Line Of The Paragraph With Your Google Plus Profile Link Using The Following Code:
<a rel="me" href= title="Gagan Masoun">Gagan Masoun</a>
Here rel="me" will again further authenticate you as the original owner of the blog. Remember to add your full name next to title and add your Google+ profile link instead of my profile link and your first name instead of Gagan.

Here Is Demo Of About Us Page Profile

Demo Of About Us Page Profile

After This Go To Your Google+ Profile and Click The “Edit Profile” Button 
Edit Profile
Then Click On The "LINKS" Area As Shown Below:

Add your Blog homepage LINK and also the LINK of your About Us page. You can also add your Facebook and twitter links if you wish. I have observed that now Google offers two link options. One is called Other Profiles and second is called Recommended links. Add your Homepage link, Facebook and twitter links to Other Profiles and About Us Page link to Recommended links.
Next you must do this:
  1. Go to
  2. Click Edit Profile
  3. Check The Show This Tab On My Profile Checkbox. 
  • One Final step is to Upload a quality Profile Pic of yourself on Google Plus. Your image will look best if it is 150px by 150px in size or you can use the same 128px by 128px size profile pic that you added to your blog about page.
Profile Pic of yourself on Google Plus

7. Finally Save Your Profile and You Are All Done!

Test Your Profile With Rich Snippets Testing Tool

You all are done? Visit rich snippets tool and submit your homepage link in the search box and click on preview as shown below

Test Your Profile With Rich Snippets Testing Tool
If you have followed the tutorial correctly then you will profile authorship will be verified. You will see a green verification message saying: "Verified: Authorship markup is verified for this page"

If you seem to be getting errors then revise the tutorial and retry and retest until you get no errors at all. Ask via comments if you did not understand the tutorial correctly.


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