Tuesday, 19 February 2013
How To Setup Google Authorship Markup For your Website
It is easy to get started with Google Authorship. You can display author information in search results by easily setup Google Authorship for your website. Google helps users to discover relevant content by showing author information in search results. It shows that how much your website content is relevant to search query. Website owners can attract users to their site via showing author information in search results. You can understand by below image that how author information display in search results.
If you want to show author information in search results via Google authorship, you need to create Google + account with good human profile photo. You can verify authorship by following ways as mentioned below:
In this method you can setup Google authorship by a verified email address. It has following steps:
--- It is essential for you to have an E-Mail address on the same domain as your content. For example if your domain is serpwizard.com then your E-Mail address should be as email@example.com.
-- It is important that the articles you posted have an author name("by Ajay Choudhary"), So Google can easily understand that who wrote it.
--- Then visit the GoogleAuthorship Page and submit your E-Mail address to Google.
--- Now you can see which author data Google will extract from your website by visiting structured data testingtool.
In this method it is not necessary to have E-Mail address on the same domain. It has following steps as:
<a href="[Google + Profile Url]?rel=author"> Google </a>
You can understand by an Example as:
<a href=" https://plus.google.com/u/0/109455511028143266160?rel=author"> Google </a>
It is important to put "?rel=author" parameter in this tag. Otherwise Google will not connect your website content to Google + profile.
--- Go to your Google + profile and edit your profile in "About" page and add your website URL in "Contributor to" option by clicking "Add custom link".
--- Now You can see which author data Google will extract from your website by visiting structured data testing tool.
Google does not guarantee that your author information will appear in search results. Google can reject your proposal for applying author information if it found any errors or mistakes.
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