5 Simple Steps to Implement the rel=author for Authorship

Step 1: We need Google+ profile for the author which we are going to use it in the blog section.

Step 2: Create author page like the below link and provide the Author’s Google+ profile in the author page and implement rel=”me” tag in that.

Sample URL: http://www.pandiyarajan.com/blog/author/pandiyarajan/

Step 3: We need to provide the rel=”author” attribute in each of the author’s blog post. For example, when you consider the following post http://www.pandiyarajan.com/blog/how-to-audit-existing-google-adwords-campaign/ the rel=”author” is implemented like the below code.

Posted by<a rel=”author” href=”http://www.pandiyarajan.com/blog/author/pandiyarajan/”>Pandiyarajan</a>

Step 4:After login to your Google+ profile, please follow the link https://plus.google.com/me/about/edit/co which will take you to the contributor section in the Google+ profile. You should add the website url like the below screenshot.

Add blog to the contributor section

Step 5: https://plus.google.com/authorship?partnerid=gplp0 – Click this link after signup with the domain specific email to verify the authorship.

Why should we Authorship Implementation:
Each post will display with their author image and author’s Google+ profile link in the search result. Further, Google also recommend to implement the Authorship information for better results in SERP. Please find the sample authorship implemented search result below.

Benefit of Authorship


How to Test your Authorship: 

Please follow the below link and place your blog post which you have implemented the authorship then you will see the below kind of test result from testing tool.

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

Test the Authorship

Test Authorship

  • I have created and verified my authorship for my blog using your simple steps 🙂 , thanks for your great post.

    I have one query why in yahoo i unable to see my author image do i need to do special for yahoo?

    • Great query about Yahoo authorship. Google only introduced authorship format. For this reason only. Scehma.org launched which will be used by three major search engines.