Google authorship - picture in search results by Sameera Thilakasiri

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Google authorship - picture in search results by Sameera Thilakasiri

  1. 1. Want display your Google plusprofile picture in search result called Google authorship by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | tweet @ sameerast 1
  2. 2. Example of Google result for author by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | tweet @ sameerast 2
  3. 3. Google AuthourshipGoogle can now show your name and profile picture in searchresults next to the stories you may have written. The imageturns link to your Google profile page.As a content creator or blogger, this is an important featurefor you, because you can now indirectly claim authorship ofyour content on Google search pages, this is called Googleauthorship.The advantage of Googles CTR can improve. This is because apage of Google is often full of text and so people may beattracted more towards an outcome that has a visual element(authors photograph) is credited. by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | tweet @ sameerast 3
  4. 4. How it worksGoogle will often show the author’s profile pictureeven when authorship is not properly implementedon the web site when the Google+ profile page hasthe links on the about page.Since only 9% of tech blogs properly implement themeta data, Google knows they can’t rely onwebmasters to get it right. So Google is using othermeans to make the search results “richer” throughbackwards engineering the authorship tags. by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | tweet @ sameerast 4
  5. 5. Let’s get started:Step 1: create a page to you in your blog, most probably About Me page,By creating the hyperlink to your Google profile page, remember to add rel ="me"<a href= " https://plus.google.com/YOUR ID " rel= " me " >My Profile</a>Step2: make sure all the blog stories which you have written are linked toyour About Me page<a href="http://yourwebsite.com/about/" rel= " author " >My biography</a>Step3: login to Google plus page and add a new custom link that point to yourblog. by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | tweet @ sameerast 5
  6. 6. How to testHow to test it whether you did write ways.Wait few days Google to re-crawl your site.Open the Rich Snippets TestingTool(http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets). Submit your site and test it, youmay realize it works. by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | tweet @ sameerast 6
  7. 7. Test results by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | tweet @ sameerast 7
  8. 8. AuthorSameera Thilakasiri is a website designer based in Colombo. Specialist inUI,UX, SEO, IA, IxD, RWD. He is blogging technical areas while is leisure. Hecanbe reached by http://www.sameerast.com and tech bloghttp://blog.samerast.com , Google +https://plus.google.com/111681059766080908127 by Sameera Thilakasiri | www.sameerast.com | tweet @ sameerast 8

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