Establish Google Authorship with Genesis in 3 Simple Steps

You’re a writer. Awesome. Do you care about your work or your reputation? Do you want to be rewarded for the great content that you’ve produced?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you need to stop reading right now and sign up to get our FREE eBook called How to Build Authority.

After you’ve done that, make your way back to this post to see just how easy it is to establish Google Authorship on your own Genesis-powered website.

By following the steps below, you will increase your online visibility, drive more traffic to your website and establish your authority. Hashtag BOOM.

1. Add Google+ Profile Link

Go to the edit user screen in your WordPress dashboard and enter your Google+ author link in the option field. Below is an example of what that should look like:

Google Author Link on Edit User Screen

2. Add Google+ Contributor Link

Now you need to add a link to your website on your Google+ About page. Be sure to look for the Contributor to section. That’s where good things happen.

Click edit found at the bottom of the Links section in your profile, and you’ll be able to Add a custom link. Below is an example of what that should look like:

Google Plus Add Custom Link

3. Test Google Authorship

The last step is testing that you properly established authorship. Thankfully, Google has provided a Structured Data Testing tool to check it for you.

Here are the results of this post where Google Authorship has been properly established. Below is an example of what a successful effort should look like:

Google Authorship Success

I hope that you enjoyed this Genesis tutorial. I have also published a list of Genesis code snippets, so feel free to use anything you see there.

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