I have it on good authority that ensuring one’s Google Author Link is in a profile and post is absolutely vital. But boy, trying to get it in the right place isn’t straight forward unless you have a friend/colleague/wise person to tell you how!
For anyone who has followed complicated instructions on the Google badge page or on the WordPress forum, let me simplify life for you.
Go to the Text (or HTML) tab of your blog post or profile page. Just pop this coding in your profile and on each post, making sure you put in the long string of numbers from your very own Google+ profile where I have put UNIQUEGOOGLEPLUSID. To find the long string of numbers, just go to your Google+ profile page and copy the numbers at the end of the URL. Then put your name where I have YOURNAME – oh, and don’t forget, put your name in Title Case, otherwise it’ll look like you’re shouting!
Thanks to RainbowClaire for this!
By <a href=”https://plus.google.com/u/0/UNIQUEGOOGLEPLUSID?rel=author“>YOUR NAME</a>
By Carole Scott