Become Google’s Verified Author For Your WordPress Blog

After getting Google’s verified authorship you will be seeing your blog post search results with the screen shot of your Google Plus Profile Image. As show below:

Google Search Results, Before And After Activating Google’s Verified Authorship

For doing this in your blog results, follow these steps

Open your theme’s header.php file and add the following given code block in head section –

<link rel=”author” href=”” />


  • Change the profile URL with your Google Plus Profile URL in the above given code block.
  • Head section is between <head> and </head> tag so add the given code in between these tags.

Now open your theme’s function.php file and the following action at last:

add_action(‘wp_head’, ‘add_google_rel_author’);
function add_google_rel_author() {
echo ‘<link rel=”author” href=”” />’;

  • Visit your Google+ Profile.
  • Click Edit and make your +1s pubic.
  • Scroll down to  contributors section.
  • Under the heading “Contributor to” add your blog’s address.

That’s all. Next Google’s re-crawl to your blog pages will start showing your face in Google search results. So wait for it. You can  reduce this time by writing a new blog post.

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