Google+ for Business: Using rel=author in your Site


Have you noticed profile pictures appearing in the search results ?

This post details how to get your profile picture appearing in the search results?

 

Google+ Rel=Author Tag

The profile picture next to search results is because the author has attributed their author name to the page. You can do this by adding your rel=author tag at the end of your blog post.

Google Plus rel=author tag

 

 

 

Your Rel Author Tag

Firstly. The  rel author tag is always associated to your personal profile. You can add a rel publisher tag to your site, this is associated with the Google+ business profile.

Google has not started showing Business logos associated with the rel publisher tags, but it will come eventually.

To find your correct Google+ personal profile:

Log in

Top right, profile picture, click Account

Profile & Privacy

Copy your Google+ URL

 

Google Plus personal profile

 

 

 

Google+ Personal URL : 

https://plus.google.com/114669336642325477883

 

Name :

+Tim Capper

 

Adding the Rel=Author Tag to Post

Take the Google+ Url and add :

 ?rel=author

https://plus.google.com/114669336642325477883?rel=author

This can now be linked to your name, in this instance +Tim Capper

 

Google+ Rel Author Tag

 

 

HTML Google+ Rel=Author Tag

If you have to add your code in HTML

Take Google+ URl and add:

?rel=author

https://plus.google.com/114669336642325477883?rel=author

Add your a href code:

<a href=” https://plus.google.com/114669336642325477883?rel=author”>+Your Name</a>

This Can now be added to the bottom of your Page.

 

 

Google+ Rel Author Tag html

 

Connect Your Goolge+ Account to Author Tag

If you have not done so already, add your websites URL into your Profile.

Specifically the Contributor To section.

 

Google Plus Contributor

 

Checking Your Google+ Rel=Author Tag

Use Google’s Rich Snippet Testing Tool to test your rel=author tag.

http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

 

 

Checking Rel Author Tag

 

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