I’m impatient to get that all important Google Author Rank and have been twitching at the time it’s taking to seed through.
My fabulous colleague Claire Dunford, who writes the Raw Discourse blog, sent me a very useful link to something called the ‘Google Structured Data Testing tool’: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets
You simply Input a link to one of your posts and it will spill out a preview – if your pic shows against the preview, you’ve set up your Google+/blog connection successfully.
Good to know I’m doing something right!
By Carole Scott
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