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How to Display Author Information in Google Search Results

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Wondering how to show your name and photo under the title of your blog post in Google search results? Look no further, this is the right post where we provide a quick tutorial guiding you to link your online content to your Google+ Profile.

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Once you’ve gone through the tutorial, your authorship information will be displayed in Google search results as shown in the image below.

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Google Official Tutorial: Displaying Author Information in Search Results

Google has created a page providing two methods to verify the authorship of your online content. The giant search engine allows you to show your authorship information and profile photo in the search results. To do that, you’ll need to register Google+ Profile with your full name, contact details as well as recognizable headshot as your profile photo.

Adding Google+ Profile URL to All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin

If you are running a WordPress powered blog, then this is a much easier method you can try. All in One SEO Pack is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress blog. Not only the plugin optimizes your blog for search engines, it also lets you easily display your author information and photo in Google search results. Simply install the plugin, go to “Settings” > “All in One SEO” and then enter your Google+ Profile URL into the “Google Plus Profile Sitewide Default” text field.

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Now log in to your Google+ Profile and then verify your author information by following below easy steps:
1. Edit the Contributor To section.

2. In the dialog that appears, click on Add custom link and then enter label (your blog name) as well as your site URL.
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3. Click “Save”.

4. To check what author data Google can extract from your web page, use the Structured Data Testing Tool by entering your website URL.
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Author: Jules, Quertime Editorial

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