March 10, 2014

In this article, we are going to discuss about the step by step procedure to integrate the Google Authorship with Joomla. Google Authorship is used to integrate the articles which are created inside Joomla with Google Plus. This can give more exposure to your social profile because you are listed in Google search results as the author. Integrating the Google Authorship with Joomla will lead to more click through from people who see your photo and trust the result. It will also lead to Google to rank your content.

Step 1 : Install SD Google Authorship

Download and unzip the SD Google Authorship. Then, Extract this file to get the available versions for Joomla 1, 2 and 3. Install the unzipped "SD Google Authorship" package in Joomla and Enable it in Plugin Manager page.

Step 2 : Add your Google Plus link to Contacts

  1. The SD Google Authorship plugin using the default Contacts component. So, go to Extensions >> Contacts >> Contact >> and either create a new contact or edit an existing one.
  2. Set the Linked User field to link to your user account.
  3. Set the Website field using your own Google+ profile URL.
  4. Complete the other fields as you need and click Save & Close.


Step 3 : Register your site with Google

  1. Go to https://plus.google.com/authorship and add your Joomla site's URL to your profile.
  2. Google says it will take between several days to several weeks before it starts showing your photo and profile information in search results.

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