For multiple author blogs you may want to show your icon or logo in the search results for your home page. We don’t yet know if this works – in that we haven’t seen it appear in the SERPs as yet – but based on Google’s documentation, the way to do this is using rel=publisher. If this is the case we are preparing for it by allowing the setup in AuthorSure.
Please note – your individual post pages (as opposed to the home page) still need to be identified with your personal profile photo. At this point in time there seems to be no way to have a logo show against individual posts. Of course this may change and we’ll update the plugin to reflect changes as and when they happen.
Prerequisites For Using rel=”publisher”
- you have set up a Google Plus Profile
- you have set up a Google Plus Page and set the “website” parameter to be the URL of your website
Steps In Setting Up The Menu Rel=Publisher Link
The Site Administrator selects AuthorSure on the Settings menu, and then:
- Enter the long number that is your Google Plus page ID into the rel=publisher section
- Tests the results by selecting going to your home page, and pasting its URL into the Google Rich Snippet Testing Tool
The following video tutorial steps through the process of setting up AuthorSure to show your company or product logo on Google’s search results for your home page.
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