I am trying to link my Google+ profile in my profile section of my blog so that my profile picture appears in google searches. Anyways, the code I'm using is
<a href="http://www.googleplusprofileurl.com" rel="author" target="blank">Google+</a>
I got that code from a website that was giving a tutorial on how to increase SEO with Google+ and such. Anyways, the problem is that when I click on the link at my blog, I get a 404 error because the URL at the top turns into
I have tried deactivating all plugins and that did nothing. Any ideas?