Going From Google Mail To Google Author

Sign into your Gmail. In the upper right hand corner you will see your Google profile picture. Click it. Then click view profile.

Google Author Tutorial

That will take you into your Google+ profile. Click the About section at the top. Then scroll down to the section labeled Links and hit Edit. It will be listed just under the Contributor To section.

Google Authorship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under the Contributor To section hit ‘Add Custom Link’. Label: Your Blog Link: http://www.yourblog.com. Then click Save.

Google Plus Contributor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that you are back at your Google+ profile window. Copy your Google+ URL.

Google+ Profile URL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now in your blog post link your name to your Google+ page. Make sure to include ?rel=author at the end of the link instead. So in my case the text ‘Blog post by: Sean Green’ is linked to the URL https://plus.google.com/u/0/101106610066450005756?rel=author Your URL obviously will be slightly different because your Google+ page will have a different number.

Linking To Your Google Profile Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, but how do I know if it’s working? Good question, go to Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool. Enter in the URL of your blog post.

Google Structured Data Tool

 

 

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Sean Green

Sean Green

Online Marketing Specialist at Emarketed
Sean grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, but has spent the past decade living and working in Southern California. He's been the resident SEO expert at Emarketed since October 2012. Prior to his time spent at Emarketed he performed SEO for a variety of clients in various industries including entertainment, legal, athletics, engineering and health care. When he's off the grid Sean enjoys basketball, golf and watching the NFL.

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Sean Green

Sean Green

Sean grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, but has spent the past decade living and working in Southern California. He's been the resident SEO expert at Emarketed since October 2012. Prior to his time spent at Emarketed he performed SEO for a variety of clients in various industries including entertainment, legal, athletics, engineering and health care. When he's off the grid Sean enjoys basketball, golf and watching the NFL.