Author welshy
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STOP! Please Read First

I created this video some time ago and things have changed, the method still works but if you're using wordpress, odds are you already have one of the following two plugins installed:

  • All In One SEO Pack
  • Wordpress SEO by Yoast

If you have one of them plugins installed you now have a simple option to paste in your G+ profile URL into the plugin setting area.

After you enter your profile URL and press save, the only other step is to add your site URL to the "contribute to" section of your Google Plus profile.

If you haven't joined Google Plus or configured your Google Authorship yet, you should take a moment and checkout the following article to get a better understanding on what Authorship is all about:

First off I'd like to point out that there are several different way to setup your authorship that involve linking your website to your Google Plus profile. I believe you can now even do this by creating an email address that contains your Google Plus display name @ your domain. For more details on that method visit:

You can also find many different wordpress plugins that have been designed to help you verify your Authorship, some work and some don't work, if you use a plugin just make sure you test your site via the Rich Snippet Testing Tool

I already have too many plugins installed on most of my sites, so I prefer setting up my Authorship the manual way just like I show you in the video above. It does require using a custom menu to follow along and if you've never created a custom menu you can find more details here:

In the video I also cover how to do this with the All in One SEO plugin, if you're looking for details on how to setup this plugin you can find them here:

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Shawn Martin Premium
Glad to see so many ways to do this, thanks for the info!
Carson Premium Plus
Great tutorial Craig, thanks for adding!
jjstockman Premium
Thanks Welshy, I'll have to check if I set my authorship correctly by following Kyles video. I tried using Google to test it but am not sure what I'm looking for.
welshy Premium
You need to enter the URL into Google Rich Snippet Testing Tool, link above, check homepage, posts and pages. If set up correctly you should see author image in the snippet preview.
Kyle Premium Plus
Well done Welshy, thanks for adding this video tutorial.
welshy Premium
I'm sure there are easier ways to do this, just wanted to show the method that I use.
Kyle Premium Plus
Yeah, doing it manually is always the safest way to do things and then checking using the Google webmaster tools to test authorship.