How to Display Author information in Google Search Results?
Lately, I have a new feature in Google Search Results. The blog author’s Google+ profile is automatically displayed for the blogs they write. In the picture above, you can see that when I searched for my blog, it displayed my name “by Allen Michael Gurrea” and clicking on my name will direct you to my Google+ account.
I found this cool but I had no idea before on how to do this so I did some research and found it to be very easy. Google recommends two options on how to do it and here’s the easy version.
- In your blog, create a site wide link to your Google+ profile but add the rel=author tag in your anchor parameters.
It will be like this, <a href=”your google+ profile” ref=”author”>Your Name</a>
- In your Google+ profile, edit your profile on the Contributor to part. Add a link to your blog there.
- Submit your blog via this form (optional step)
In essence, you just made a two-way link between your blog and your Google+ profile. I did these steps last week and upon checking today, it has already been implemented. I’m not that sure when exactly it started to work though.
Till next time,