You might have noticed Google search results includes information about the author. It has a link to the Author’s Google Plus Profile and it also displays the Author’s Profile Picture.This tutorial will guide you in doing the same with your Blog.
Before we Start, here is a preview of what we are talking about
How to Make Google Know that you are the Author of a Blog ?
This process involves kind of a two way verification. In your blog you should tell the Google Crawlers that this guy with this Google Profile is the author of the entry.
Now Google has to verify that the Blogger has provided the correct Google Plus Profile.So it will see if that guy’s Google Plus profile links back to your Blog. If it does, then Google can confirm that he/she is the author and it may display his/her profile information in the Google Search Results.
Note: Even of you do all this, there is no guarantee that Google will display your Profile Details in search.
Now lets’ try doing it
There are two methods of setting up this two way verification. We will have a look at simplest of those
a. For a Single Author Blog.
Every page on your Blog should tell Google that this Google Plus guy is my Author. To do that, there should be a link to your Google Plus profile on every page on your Blog. This link should have the rel attribute set to author
<a rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/109412257237874861202">My Profile</a>
Now we have to help Google in conforming this.To do that your Google Plus profile should link back to your Blog’s home page.
So Edit your Google Plus Profile and add a link to your Blog’s Home Page.
Now you have successfully completed the steps. Read the last part of this post to know how you can verify if you did everything right.
b. For a Multi Author Blog.
The method is almost the same for a Multi Author blog as well. The only difference is that each post on the Multi Author Blog should link to the corresponding author.
If you are not good with Blogger Template Codes, then you can manually add the Google Plus profile link to each Post(so that each post will link to the corresponding author’s Google Plus Profile). If you are good with the template codes, then you can use the following code.
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'> <!—repeating block –> <b:if cond='data:post.author == "Author1Name"'> <a rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/109412257237874861202">My Profile</a> </b:if> <!/—repeating block –> <b:if cond='data:post.author == "Author2Name"'> <a rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/109412257237874861202">My Profile</a> </b:if> </b:if>
Author1Name and Author2Name should be replaced by the name of the Authors(their Blogger Name). The red links should be replaced by the Google Plus Profile link of the corresponding Author. You can change the green text to anything you want. If you have more than 2 authors, you can just repeat the repeating block.(I have commented it so that you can properly identify the repeating one).
You have to pasted this code in your template below
<div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'>
<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'>
Now each of the Blog Author’s Google Plus Profile should link back to your Blog’s home page.
Verifying if everything worked properly
You can use the Rich Snippets Testing Tool to verify if you have done everything properly. Give a post URL in the text box at http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets and preview how your page will appear on the search engine. You should see something like this when you do a preview.
Asking Google To Consider displaying your Profile in Search Results
Now you have successfully added the Author snippets to your Blog. This doesn’t mean that Google will start to show your Profile details right away. We don’t know how they do it. Right now we only see these working for some quality blogs. Here is an authorship request form which might help you