How To Verify Google Authorship Markup For Your WordPress Blog.

Google authorship allows to show your picture in google search result.

What is google Authorship?

Every Time when you conduct search on Google so you can seen result with author’s picture like below picture.

google authorship

This concept launched by google at the end of 2011 to claim authors their content using through own google+ profile with adding google authorship markup to your website.

Why Google Authorship For your Blog or website ?

There are lots of benefits to use Google Authorship for your blog  or website.

  • It will increase your CTR (Click Through Rate) in the search Result.
  • Boost your AuthorRank. Here <link> Describe On deep Difference between GoogleAuthorship vs AuthorRank.
  • Give People to Trust on Author
  • increse Search Engine optimization.

So, Ready for The Claim Authorship for your Blog or Website ??

How To Verify Google Authorship ?

If you want Claim Google Authorship then Author Have to signup  Google+ Account and fill the information properly.

Now, After Success full Signup on Google+ account , on your google+ profile

Go –> profile –> select About and scroll down choose Links and click on Edit.

claim google Authorship

Now  On Link edit Add your Website URL in Contributor Section.

google Authorship Contributor

Now After Success full adding your site to Contributor section now you have to copy  your Google+ profile link which look like

example :-

How to Add Google+ Profile link rel=author to your website.

There is two type to Add Google+ profile link your website.

  1. Manually Add Code To your theme.
  2. Add url using WordPress plugin.

1. Manually Add rel=author Code to your WordPress Theme.

Add following code into your themes header.php file in <head> section.

[Note : Change below link and Put your own author link]-or Second manually method is put hooking wp_head(). and then you have paste below code to your themes function.php file.

2. Add url using wordPress plugin [Best For Non-Technical person]

– This is the very Easiest way if you Are use WordPress Seo by yoast plugin then it take directly to User your profile link. To Add link

go –> wordpress dashboard —> select Users panel and paste your google+ profile link save it.

– If you are not using Yoast plugin then Following Two plugin Allow to Add Google+ link

Now you done setting.

Confirm Your Authorship Setting Working or not ?

Now, After Finish your Authorship setting Check its working or not?

Go google rich snippent tool.

and paste your website link if snippet shows your profile picture then your setting complete. Snippet preview look like following picture.

Authorship snippet preview

So your Google authorship markup is working? Your picture show in google search result? comment.

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About Mitul Shah

I just love to working with WordPress and i like to share my knowledge to all over world using this website hope my articles as help to build your blog powerful.


  1. Thanks Mitul. Keep Working

  2. Informative post 🙂 I liked the way you mentioned how to add the coding directly inside the themes 🙂

  3. Great post, keep up with the hard work, you’re doing it right!

  4. useful information,thank’s for sharing,but i had follow these steps but not display in in profile picture in google search

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