How To Become a Google Verified Author In Blogger BlogSpot

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Sometime even high search ranking fails to attract heaps of potential visitors to read your blog. Most of the Google users type their desired keywords and then pick that website which has most prominent title. It is indeed extremely difficult to make your articles look different from others in search results. Nevertheless, Google has up its sleeves by introducing yet another stunning feature for Bloggers, Webmasters, and even authors. Google has recently introduced Google verified authorship which would somewhat make your articles different from others.

Google verified authorship is the ticket to get featured on SERP (Search Engine Results). By becoming a Google verified author, we can easily make ourselves highlighted by placing our picture next to each and every Link of our website that appears in search result. If you have ever seen MyBloggerLab articles on Google search engine, then you might have seen the picture of our founder Syed Faizan Ali. In this article, we will discuss how to get Google’s Verified Authorship.

Reason why you need to be a Google Verified Author:

There are unlimited benefits in becoming Google verified author so before we get started with our tutorial let’s look at few reasons.
  • Most of the internet folks have claimed that after becoming verified author their half of traffic increased, and we know why that happened (Due to uniqueness).
  • It increases your reliability and people are able to recognize you as a branded company.
  • It helps Google search algorithms to rank certain well-known author’s article top of others.
  • Your articles get a unique outlook which attracts users like a bee to select your website.

How To Become Google Verified Author:

Unlike other Google Apps this one is most straightforward, and mostly depends on coding so you don’t need to worry about the steps they indeed uncomplicated. Follow the Following steps to become verified author. 

Step#1: Create Google Plus Account and Setup Profile:
Setting up your Google Plus account is most significant because this would be the place where Google will snippet your information i.e. Name, picture and place it to their search results. Setting up a Google+ account is as easy as one, two, and three so just logon to Plus.google.com if you don’t have an account then register a new one, Upload your image and fill your personal details (You need Gmail in order to register Google+ account).

Step#2: Link Your Google Plus Profile to your Blog or Author Page:
Now you need to verify that you are the original Blog holder, so you need to connect your Google Plus account to your Website. Just add the Following links in your Blogger BlogSpot Blog, you can add them in About the Author page or in the footer any place which is suitable for you.

 1. First add the following code to your Header or footer any place you like.
<a href="Google_Plus_Link" rel="author" target="_blank"> Join me on Google+</a>
Here  rel="author" attribution would indicate bots that this Google Plus profile is the original author of this blog.Don't forget to replace Google_Plus_Link with your Google+ profile URL i.e. https://plus.google.com/u/0/106374439082237286396

 2. Now create an About Us Page, and link it in your website navigation like we have done in our header but you can link it anywhere you like. (Please use the following code to link your About Us Page).
<a rel="author" href="http://www.mybloggerlab.com/2012/05/some-thing-about-author-syed-faizan-ali.html">About</a>

 3. Now this is the most crucial part of the whole process. In your About Us Page make sure you insert your picture, which is of 128px in width then 128px in height, and should be in JPEG image format. Note: Don’t forget to insert the following link in the first line of your About Us Page.
<a rel="me" href=https://plus.google.com/107381172453188253394 title="Syed Faizan Ali">Syed Faizan Ali</a>
Here  rel="me" attribution would further more indicate to bots that you are the verified publisher. 

  • Replace My Google Plus profile link from the above link with your Google+ Profile, that you want to see in the search results and write your name instead of  Syed Faizan Ali.

Step#3: Adding Your Links To Google Plus
  • Now go to your Google Plus Profile >> and press Edit Profile.
  • Then you will be able to see the button which says Links (Press it).
  • Now press “Custom Link” and proceed to next step.
Add Blog URL (Homepage) and About US Page. You can even add Twitter, Facebook or any other social networking URL that is associated with your blog.  
  • Once you have added all those links press save button.
  • Now Log on to http://profiles.google.com/me/plusones.
  • Again Press Edit Profile
  • Check the Box “Show this tab on my profile” and then Press Save button.

Step#4: Uploading Your Image To Google:
Now finally the last step, here you need to upload your image to Google, but make sure it is of top quality because it will appear in search engine beside your website. You image will be accepted if you choose 150px by 150px, but it would be delightful if you select 125px by 125px size Display Picture.
Syed Faizan Ali
Once your picture is completely uploaded Press save button

  • Now go to your Blogger >> Your About us Page >> Edit.
  • And upload the same image which is being used at Google Plus. Now wait at least for 2 days (depend on your website crawling) and your profile picture would appear perfectly next to your each and every website URL in search results.

Testing!! How Your will Appear in Search:

Now in order to verify everything is managed perfectly we will use Rich Snippet Tool. Just insert your homepage URL in the text area and Press the button which says “Preview”.
If you have followed each and every step properly then you will be able to see your Picture, which you uploaded on Google Plus and the other external profile links i.e. about us, Twitter and etc. You will also witness a text which says “Verified: Authorship markup is verified for this page”, so you are now officially verified by Google.


From The Editors Desk:

If you have any difficulty in this tutorial, please feel free to ask your question. If you want bots to crawl your blog more quickly, then use http://blogsearch.google.com/ping to Ping Google bots (Only for PageRank 1 Blogs and Websites).

Alhamdulillah! Google itself verified me (Syed Faizan Ali) as the official author of MyBloggerLab so I have not mess up in the middle though we have done the changes which we have mentioned in the tutorial. Peace, Blessings and Happy Google Authorship.

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The Editorial Team of MyBloggerLab consists of a group of Professional Blogger geeks Led by Syed Faizan Ali (Founder of MyBloggerLab).

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24 comments

July 24, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Thanks, this is what I am looking for, for the past few days.I read a lot of post about it already but still want another clear tutorial.Will save and read more later.

July 25, 2012 at 6:30 AM

wow thanks for this, been hearing a lot about this from the other bloggers. will try.. thanks!

July 25, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I was able to register my blog for authorship.

July 26, 2012 at 6:05 AM

You've presented it well. I haven't really considered Google authorship for my blog, but I find your easy-to-follow steps quite encouraging. Will try it soon.

July 26, 2012 at 6:15 AM

Hello brother,
thanks for this tutorial . I apply this my blog correctly, but I have a problem. my profile image shown in Rich Snippet Tool, but not show in Google search results. Please help. What I do now ? Please help me........

Blog Name : Cool Dood Tricks
URL : http://cooldoodtricks.blogspot.in/

thanks
sarath

Editorial Team MOD
July 26, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Brother As I have mentioned in the post you have to wait at least 2 days. However, you can ping Bots to make it sooner. I suggest you to wait. Peace and Blessings

July 28, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Oh Sometimes I rather used your article whenever I have something to do

July 28, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Hello Faizan brother..
thanks for replay.I actually waited three days but no result. My profile image not shown in Google search results.I hope you find this problem. Please... I need your help immediately.

thanks
Sarath

Editorial Team MOD
July 29, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Brother I Think You have not followed the "Step#3" correctly And I am Getting an Error When I Checked your Blog in "Rich Snippets Testing Tool". So You have not linked your External Profiles to your Account. Please Follow the Step As mentioned Above.

August 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM

To everybody who blogs all alone, especially those who are not realy "active", i wanna offer you to blog away with me. No matter if you're indian, australian, pakistan, or from any else country. And no matter if your english is fuckin' horible, cuz so mine. Please just contact me and let's make a deal.

To admin, sorry for this comment. I beg your kindness here. I just want a partner. Thanks anyway.. :)

August 14, 2012 at 12:42 PM

this looks complicated but interesting.

October 9, 2012 at 7:09 PM

thanks a lot !...i just got authorship for my blog www.itoperationguide.com

October 15, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Thank you so much for your much valuable information. With a little prayer and following the guidelines provided by your article I have verified the authorship of my blog.

October 26, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Awesome Help Bro. I was Finding the same content you write But was Not getting Fianally Fully Happy with your rich Content I have tried to Verify my Owner ship on my blog. Result of All Indian exam Thank you for your Support.

November 1, 2012 at 8:12 PM

First of all, thanks for the article.
I did everything like it says here and when I use the rich snippets tool, it says my homepage has verified author and publisher, but when I use google to search any post on my blog, it doesn't appear as I'm the author. Also, the rich snippets tool only works for the homepage. When I try it with a blog post, it says there is no authorship markup. The blog is www.fabioesteves.com

Can you help me?
Thanks

Editorial Team MOD
November 2, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Dude, It takes around few weeks Till Google Bots Recrawll your website and Then Put the Authorship markup on the Search results. Though, the Rich Snippet Tool is to make sure that everything is working fine on your side. Hope that Helps. Peace and blessings

February 11, 2014 at 6:07 PM

This doesn't work for me. I am new to blogging and I already have a blog going well (http://webniggles.blogspot.com.au/) and this is my Google+ profile (https://plus.google.com/111138425778249507373). But I do not have an ABOUT US page. Do I have to create one, if so why since Google+ is my "about us" page isn't it? I am looking for a tutorial specifically for Blogspot.com.au profiles. Anyone out there with a blog in blogspot.com.au had any luck?

February 12, 2014 at 5:49 AM

Hello,
I'd like to ask a question.. I have successfully verified the authorship of my blogger with my Google+ as well as publisher markup and rel=author markup. However, it said that email verification has not been established while I got email verification for it and already verified it.

When I tried to click the verification link again (I even copied and pasted it on my browser) with the hope that I could re- verify it, it said that something went wrong and when I checked on https://plus.google.com/authorship, it said that "email and domain has already been verified for authorship" :( so I'm kinda confused what did I do wrong in this part :( Is there any way to solve this? like getting another new verification email or something?

I'm sorry for the long question and thank you,
Ninn

Editorial Team MOD
February 12, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Hi, Google only shows verified authorship to high quality blogs having a high quality Google+ profiles. That might be the reason you are not seeing your authorship in search.

Editorial Team MOD
February 12, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Did your Authorship is working with The Testing tool? If yes then Google has a new rule for showing authorship of only quality Google+ Authors.

May 15, 2014 at 6:20 AM

great job admin..
i want to ask about 4 step.
picture kaha upload karni hai 150px ki.{google me kaha }
and about us page mein 128px ki pic upload ki thi ,, usey 150 se replace kar dena ha ..
plese Leave a comment ..iam waiting

Editorial Team MOD
May 15, 2014 at 7:57 AM

yes

May 18, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Amazing dude let me tell you one thing I did not follow all of step in this tutorial.......I just went to Rich Snippet Tool and entered my website's Url TutorialsHunt.com and it said '' Authorship is working for this webpage.Your authorship setup is finished. Congratulations! However, please note that Google will only show your author portrait in search results when we think it will be useful to the user. '' I am amazed because I didnt do anything and the next day I saw authorship verified for my site......Well thanks a lot.I think so it was done automatically because my blogger account was associated with my webmaster tools account and Google verified my site automatically..!!

February 29, 2016 at 3:31 AM

is it work in 2016?????

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