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Google Author Link

Manage your Google Authorship Links with this simple plugin. Works for single author and multi-author WordPress sites.

10 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Simple and Easy to Use.
By , for WP 3.8.1

Excelent plg in. Is simple and effective. Recommended!

5 stars
It Works (I Think)
By , for WP 3.8

Like anitamfowler15, I've spent some time with Google+ Authorship. With three Google+'s attached to my name/site it seemed complicated. Luckily I had all the Google+ end sorted so it was just a matter of pasting in the Google Verify link and selecting Author Name and post I wanted verified with this plugin.

Maybe someone can answerthis:- do I still need Authorship Email Verification?
Rich Snippets verifys everything except for the message Automatically detected author name on webpage: Not Found. under Authorship Email Verification (Yes I've verified my email with Google..
So the Google Author Link Plugin Works, but do I have to wait & see if I'm really verified?

5 stars
Finally!!! I've been trying to set up Google authorship forever!
By ,

So I've gone through about every step to set up google authorship including multiple tutorials. For some reason the codes I was using, the email verification, and every other thing was not working until I found your plug in. In 3 minutes I had google authorship working for me.

Thanks!

just a side note. for those who are very new at wordpress, plugins etc. the descriptions/instructions could have been better. Since I have been trying for weeks to set it up I knew where the links were etc. so I'll go back and reply to the one star guy above that was having difficulty. here is what I outlined for us 'non-coder' people.

First set up your google + account with a photograph of yourself.
Second, log into wordpress on the left side bar click on plugin
Third, click on add new under the drop down under plugin
Fourth, In the search box type in Google Author Link
Fifth, click on the Install now
Sixth, click on Activate now
Seventh, go back to your lefthand side bar and click on settings
8- Click on the Settings button and you will see the drop down
9-Click on Google Author link
10-under google authorship (first paragraph) there is a little link to your user profile, click on that and then click edit.
11- you will need to open a new tab and go to your google+ account and copy and paste your URL from google +
12- it will look something like this https://plus.google.com/u/0/105130-----------93/posts (I took my numbers out for privacy) and can be found by clicking the home drop down menu, clicking on profile, and copying the address on the url bar at the top once you are on your profile page.
13- copy your google + profile url and paste it into the Google Profile URL box on your user page on wordpress and push Update profile.
14- Now go back to settings and google author link and go to the settings paragraph
15- under the drop down select your name
16- next go back to your google+ PROFILE page and under your photo you should see an about button, click on that.
17- copy and paste the url in the box. it will look like this: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105---------------693/about again i took my numbers out.
18- scroll down and click save settings
19- you are done. to verify this has worked clear your cache. If you don't know how to do that google it.
20- After you have cleared your cache, go to this site and enter a url address for one of your posts from your site and google will verify that you are linked up.
http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

I went through all this trouble of creating a step by step because after a few weeks of trying a bunch of things this is the only one that worked and it only took me a few minutes! YAY!!! I hope it helps you as well.

5 stars
Worked perfectly
By , for WP 3.7.1

I installed the plugin and it worked exactly as advertised. I tested using the link included in the plugin (the Google Rich Snippet test) and confirmed that my profile was now showing up.

The directions could be a little simpler, but overall it all worked. Took about five minutes to set it up.

1 star
Incomprehensible
By , for WP 3.7.1

No instructions whatsoever, just a file with a load of incomprehensible code. No clue what to do with this at all.

It's about time you computer freaks realised that normal people want to set up web sites without having to go through a PhD in computer programming.

5 stars
Great plugin! Business logo now in search results!
By , for WP 3.6.1

I added by google plus business page as the author and now my logo is in the search results...AWESOME!!!! :)

5 stars
Easy to Use
By , for WP 3.5.2

Super easy to use. Once installed and activated, Settings appear under "Settings" in the main Dashboard menu.

5 stars
Simple and efficient
By ,

Don't forget to clean up the cache (I've wasted such a waste of time becaus of this one :/)

5 stars
Easy and useful
By , for WP 3.5.1

This plugin offers my users the Option to add a Google Profile link and then adds the information to post meta tags. Exactly what I wanted.

5 stars
Easy and Effective
By , for WP 3.4.2

This was easy to use! Probably the easiest of the Google Author plugins. Having the Google Verify link in the instructions was quite helpful.

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