Authoring Your Content

To show the internet readers that you are the author of articles on your own blog, this generating the appearance of a snippet with your face the moment someone finds what one is interested in when searching on Google, and what is found is published by you, on your blog, you need to make some steps regarding authorship.

These are snippet examples:

This blog - how it appears on a Google search

This blog – how it appears on a Google search

The Yacht Owner, my yachting blog

The Yacht Owner, my yachting blog

A normal search

A normal search

If you want your authorship information to appear in search results for the content you create, you’ll need first, a Google+ Profile with a good, recognizable head-shot as your profile photo. Then, verify authorship of your content by associating it with your profile using either of the methods below. The following information is taken from Google Webmaster Tools.

Option 1:

Link your content to your Google+ profile using a verified email address.

If you don’t have an email address on the same domain as your content, just follow the instructions listed in Option 2 below.

Check that you have a email address (for example, [email protected]) on the same domain as your content (
Make sure that each article or post you publish on that domain has a clear byline identifying you as the author (for example, “By Daniel Mihai Popescu” or “Author: Daniel Mihai Popescu”).
Visit the Authorship page and submit your email address to Google. No matter how many articles or posts you publish on this domain, you only need to do this process once. Your email will appear in the Contributor to section of your Google+ profile. If you want to keep your email private, change the visibility of your link.
To see what author data Google can extract from your page, use the structured data testing tool.

The examples presented were with someone from, a site I don’t respect anymore since they encourage Scamworld and The League of Obnoxious Bloggers.

Daniel Mihai Popescu G+ card

G+ card – Daniel Mihai Popescu


Option 2:

Set up authorship by linking your content to your Google+ profile

Create a link to your Google+ profile from your webpage, like this:

<a href="[profile_url]?rel=author">Google</a>


Replace [profile_url] with your Google+ profile URL, like this:

<a href="">Google</a>


Your link must contain the ?rel=author parameter. If it’s missing, Google won’t be able to associate your content with your Google+ profile.
Add a reciprocal link back from your profile to the site(s) you just updated.
Edit the Contributor To section.
In the dialog that appears, click Add custom link, and then enter the website URL.
If you want, click the drop-down list to specify who can see the link.
Click Save.
To see what author data Google can extract from your page, use the structured data testing tool.

If you don’t want your authorship information to appear in search results, edit your profile (using, and make sure the Profile discovery option Help others discover my profile in search results is unchecked.

Plus, Genesis Framework users, will have their author profile highlighted in their SEO settings. Marvelous! I haven’t presented this as a third option because it’s too new to have tested myself, but anyway, it’s good for you to know! Look at the snapshot below: Dashboard SEO Settings Dashboard SEO Settings


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