How to Google Rel=Author Your Articles

How to Google Rel=Author Your Articles

How to Google Rel=Author Your ArticlesGoogle Rel=Author tag your content to ensure your painstakingly composed work receives higher organic ranking, demonstrates credibility, and obtains added exposure in Google searches.

Successful Blogs and websites contain author tags as Google authenticates content with Rel=Author tags to improve user search experience.  Google further ranks creditable authors higher, providing better organic SEO ranking to those who have Rel=Author installed.  Simply put, websites with Rel=Author rank higher proving it is the original content.

Authenticating your content is achieved through either the installation of a Google Authorship Widget for your Blog (untested), or through the Google+ social network.

If you are using Google+ to author your content, follow these three simple steps:

  1.  Establish  a Google+ account.
  2. On your Google+ page, go to “Profile”, “About”, and then select “Edit Profile”.  Under the “Contributor to” section near the bottom of the page, add the website(s) and/or Blog(s) to which you contribute;
  3. When  you are ready to publish an article, link your by-line (e.g., By Joanna) to your Google profile page.  An example of the Rel=Author tag I use on this site looks like this:

<a href=””>Google+</a>

Add the Authorship Tag to every article you write, and don’t forget to add the Google Rel=Author code to your older articles as well — especially the ones ranking higher in search engines.

31 thoughts on “How to Google Rel=Author Your Articles

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  4. Fred C.

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto
    a co-worker who had been doing a little homework on this.
    And he actually bought me dinner simply because I stumbled
    upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this.
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    time to discuss this matter here on your blog.

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  6. Veronica

    This is really great information. I will look into this Rel-author in more detail. Thank you!

  7. Felecia Armstrong

    Great information I have shared it with a consultant that I know and I am sure she will appreciate the information just as much.

  8. Loretta

    Bear with me please, I’m not techy 🙂 When you say, “when you are ready to publish an article…” Are you referring to when you are in your blog you put that link at the bottom? Then it links to google+?

  9. SEO Experts

    Loretta it basically means wherever you publish articles if that is your own blog or other websites. Google and readers love authoritative figures who can back up their work with a name and a face and not fear linking it to their Google+ profile.

  10. Christian

    This is pretty cool! Having minimal knowledge of G+, this is a hand bit of info to incorporate.

  11. TIna

    WOW! I will check into this later today. Thanks for sharing this very important google information.

  12. Jason Valasek

    Sometime, it is more helpful to find tips from other blog like this to know how to use Google’s new features and its apps. Great tip for all blog authors to attract Google spiders.

  13. Paradox

    This is really useful as I don’t know how to use my google page properly. Thank you

  14. Loretta

    I got about as far as to add my site in the contributor section of google+. I don’t understand the Rel=Author link and where you get it. I know I can put any link into my blog, I get that. I just don’t understand how to generate that link. Is it your google+ home page + rel=author added in?

  15. Tina

    Could you please send me an email? I am attempting to follow your instructions and I did well until trying to find my “link your by-line to your Google profile page”. I don’t know what a by-line is or where to find it. Thanks.

  16. Marian

    This was great information and I was able to follow steps 1 through 2 so now I have my blog on Google+ but I really did not understand step 3 the link to add before publishing. It does sound like something I should be doing but don’t quite get it. If anyone has more info on this or if you can give me a bit more info I sure would appreciate it!

  17. Heather Walter

    Wow, I had not even thought of this. Thank you for sharing it. I am going to add that to all my old posts tonight!

  18. SEO Experts

    Marian when you publish an article in your bio or at the end of the article in the byline add the piece of code listed in the article so Google realizes this is an article you wrote and give you credit.

  19. SEO Experts

    Tina when you publish an article in your bio or at the end of the article in the byline (Bylines are often the last part of the article discussing for more information or the bio who write the article) add the piece of code listed in the article so Google realizes this is an article you wrote.

  20. Marilyn

    Great tips and a good how to. I will see how I can learn how to add that tag thing to all my articles.

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