Not always the best option is to install your own WordPress, in fact there are times when it does not matter or just you can not or you do not want. What is always of interest, and increasingly is setting up the authorship of your posts with Google+ Google's social network.
If you have a WordPress installed on your server, it's easy to add authorship of Google Plus but how to do it in WordPress.com if you can not install plugins or insert code in the themes?
Well, tranqui, which is really very simple and the steps a little …
… What is "Google Authorship" in WordPress.com? …
The basics you have to understand about the Google+ authoring process, or Google Plus, how you prefer to call it, consists of two fundamental steps:
- Link from your Google+ profile to the author page of your WordPress
- Link from your WordPress site to your Google+ user page
So let's go to it …
… 1. Link from your Google+ profile to the author page of your WordPress …
This part does not require, even in a WordPress installed on your server, to modify or add any code. You just have to identify your author page in the WordPress where you have published content .
If you have WordPress hosted on your server you can add a link to your author page but in WordPress.com, how can you not touch code, or are you looking for a theme that already has this utility or, to make sure, you can use the Authors widget.
For this you go to "Appearance -> Widgets" and you add the widget called " Authors "
What the widget will show in the sidebar of your theme, with the gravatar if you have it:
Clicking on your name will take you to your author page, if you have the subject:
There are topics that they do not have an author's page, which would complicate things, if that were the case – for example – the subject or default WordPress (Twenty Twelve) and you will see it. In any case the really important thing is that you copy the URL of your author page which will be something like this:
Already have ?, Well, go to Google+ …
Go to your Google+ user page, type
https://plus.google.com/112849525913645686409/about and click on the blue button labeled " Edit profile " next to your name.
Go down the page to a block named " Contribute to " and click on any part of it to activate the edition. Then click on the link called " Add custom link " and enter the name you want and, importantly, paste your author URL into the WordPress.com site that you copied above.
Save and we have finished the most tedious and long part, now we have the easiest part left.
… 2. Link from your WordPress site to your Google+ user page
We return to our site on WordPress.com and go through the section of "Appearance -> Widgets" this time we add a text widget, that great friend who serves almost everything.
Put the name you want, the important thing is to create a link to your Google+ profile , which would be done as follows:
<a href = "https://plus.google.com/112849525913645686409/about?rel=author" > + Fernando Tellado
I think it should not be necessary to repeat it, but go, it never hurts, remember to change the numbering of the example, which is my profile, and the name (of course) for yours.
Very important, the name should be exactly the one you have in Google Plus with the "+" in front and stuck to it, come on, follow the example
The widget, already on the site, will show the link, which will link to your Google+ profile, which is what Google needs at the end of the day. What magic does is, in addition to the first step, is the reference to
? Rel = author how can you imagine.
Save the text widget changes and you have closed the circle that Google asks for authorship . Now you just have to wait a bit, because sometimes it will take you to generate the thumbnail, and check in the web checking the " rich snippets " from Google if everything went well.
Oh, and in case I forgot to say it, this is a basic for Google positioning these days.
Did you find it difficult?