Last edited 24 Dec 2014

Google authorship

If you're a registered user it's possible to link articles you have written to your google+ account.

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  • First you need to have a Google+ account.
  • Then find your user ID. This will appear in the web address of your Google+ profile page, either as a long list of numbers, or a custom ID if you have one (usually a variation of your user name).
  • Then add your Google+ ID to your 'Page about me' on Designing Buildings Wiki. Just sign in, click Edit my profile and scroll down to Google+ authorship ID.
  • When you create an article, move the cursor to the end of the article and click the insert signature button to identify yourself as the author:

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  • Then you need to confirm to Google that you are the author of the article.
  • Copy the web address of the article, sign in to Google+, go to you profile and click About. Then scroll down to Links, click edit and add the web address of your article to the Contributor To section by clicking Add custom link.

It's not as complicated as it sounds.

To find more details about this feature from Google, go to Google authorship.


Note - Unfortunately Google no longer show author profile photos in search results. However there may still be some benefits to Google authorship in terms of search rankings.