Monday, July 16, 2012

AuthorSure WordPress Plugin

AuthorSure WordPress Plugin

Ever wondered how people get their pictures to show up in the listing for a Google search.  This method is created by adding Google authorship markup language to a website.  As a wordpress user, it can be made even easier by using a Wordpress plug-in called AuthorSure.

AuthorSure makes it easy to implement Google’s authorship markup on your WordPress site. All you need to do is download and install the plugin, and then sign up to the free membership site to get access to tutorials to help you set things up perfectly on your site. AuthorSure works for single and multi-author sites, and can help you get your face to appear on your category, tag and other taxonomy archive pages.

Once Google has verified your authorship then you will starting building your Author Rank, which means higher rankings and your face ultimately appearing in the Google SERPs, which leads to a better clickthrough rate compared to listings without the faces showing (unless you look really scary in the Google Plus Profile photo!).

AuthorSure Features

  • AuthorSure works with both single and multiple author WordPress websites and blog
  • You get a choice of locations to place your rel=”author” markup
  • AuthorSure automatically inserts a rel=”me” back to the Google Profile page
  • Configures author archive pages with title, short or extended biography, and more.
  • Furthermore AuthorSure can add rel=”publisher” on the home page so the company or brand logo appears in Google Search results

Your 6 Step Checklist

  1. Get an account at Google
  2. Set up a Google+ Profile with your name and photo
  3. Install and configure AuthorSure
  4. On your WordPress site go to "Your Profile" page and enter the URL of your Google+ Profile in the box next to the Google+ icon
  5. On Google+ click on your Profile icon then click the Edit Profile button then click in the "Contributor To" section and add a link to your Author page on your WordPress site - your author page URL will be something like
  6. Verify a few of your posts on the WordPress site by pasting their URLs into the Rich Snippets Testing Tool. If the tool says they are verified then your pages are eligible for display of author information in the SERPs


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