How To Claim G+ Authorship of Your Blog and BOOST Rankings

google-plus-logoHey my friend! Joshua here with a HUGE update announced by Matt Cutts about claiming authorship of your blog and how it can potentially BOOST your search engine rankings.

I’m also going to walk you through step by step how to add the G+ authorship button to your blog.

Before  I get into that watch the video below by Matt Cutts and understand the POWER of putting this on your blog TODAY!

The Benefits of Claiming Your G+ Authorship

From what I gathered in the video there are a couple reason you will want to add this to your blog

1. Your picture may show up next to your site in the SERP’s giving it a human touch

2. It may help Boost rankings by claiming your authorship.

As Google transitions into a more Social search engine we need to stay ahead of the curve and give Google what they want.

Although this is still in testing phases watch my video below to learn how to claim authorship of your blog.

Here is the link to create your G+ Authorship Button:

If you rather read in plain text with screenshots how to add this to your blog follow me below.

1. Go To

A. Insert your Google Profile URL
B. Select the size of the Button
C. Copy The Button Code.

2. Log into your WordPress Dashboard

A. Go To Widgets
B. Drag and drop a Text Widget into your Sidebar and Paste Your G+ Code

3. Go To Your Google Profile

A. Click on Edit Profile
B. Click on About
C. Click on Links

4. Click on “Add Custom Links”

A. Enter Your Anchor Text
B. Enter Your URL

Last And Final Step: Submit Your Request!

The final step is to Submit Your Request For Authorship Here

Just fill out the info and hit submit. Google must be getting slammed for this so this last step might take a while but atleast you’re ahead of the curve.


That’s it my friend! That is exactly how you claim authorship of your blog.

I hope you found this article helpful and you get ahead of the curve in the upcoming Social search engine.

I want to give a shout out to Brian Hawkins from for bringing this to my attention!

To Your Authorship Success,

If you found this article helpful why not tell your friends to claim their authorship and give this puppy a Thumbs Up!

Author: Joshua Zamora

Hey Hey Welcome to ZamuraiBlogger ! I'm Joshua the webmaster of this bad boy. I'm a young entrepreneur born and raised in Miami Fl. I love internet marketing, blogging, learning new traffic strategies and helping others as well. I'm also pretty good at Chess, Poker, Basketball and I love going to concerts and watching movies.

32 thoughts on “How To Claim G+ Authorship of Your Blog and BOOST Rankings”

    1. Hey Chris! Make sure you put that bad boy on your niche sites too 🙂 Hopefully they continue to develop this and gives our niche sites more authority!

      Thanks for stopping by man!

  1. Nice article Mr Zamora!
    I added it a while back in my blog but I’ve done mine a bit differently – and of course I have used Thesis to do it!
    I actually used the Author Profile in my posts to link it. In the articles on my blog my author name is under the title of the post. This links to my about page which has a link to my google+ profile.
    Not as visible I know but works the same!
    You have to also complete this form to get Google to add you:

    Apparently it takes a while to add as mine has not been added to search results yet.

    1. Thank you for the alternate way Miss Em! 🙂 you are the Thesis queen. And Thank you for reminding me about submitting the request! I have added it to the article!

      You are awesome!

  2. Hey Josh, thanks for sharing the steps! Great video too. (btw – your CommentLuv isn’t working right now – check your settings and let me know if you need help).

  3. Directions for adding the Google Authorship info was pretty easy! Now! Let’s see if it works! How will I know that it DOES work?

    May I get your permission to use your ‘thumbs up animation’? It’s really cute! I’d like t use it on some of my emails, NOT on anything commercial. Please let me know.

    Thank you for the great info!

    1. Hey Robin! you can use the Rich Snippets Google webmaster tool to check for any issues.

      And feel free to use the animation 🙂 Just right click an save image. It was actually part of a Graphic Pack my mentor gave me.

  4. Thanks for sharing this Joshua! I’m about to head out for dinner, but I’m gonna be sure to get this on my blog tonight.

    I’ll be back here regularly man; it’s nice to see someone who has learned so much in so little time (I noticed you got involved in internet marketing in 2010)!

          1. Thanks man, I appreciate it! Actually, that’d be great. I wasn’t aware that it was disabled. How can I go about enabling it?

          2. Not a problem man.
            1. Log into Feedburner
            2. Click on the feed you want to edit
            3. Go To Publicize on the top menu
            4. Go to Email Subsciptions on the left hand side and activate

            You should be good to go.

            And Yea man I’m a quick learner been at it since late 2010 but better yet a HUGE action taker. I don’t waste anytime implementing something new.

  5. Great thoughts, awesome sharing! A lot of people will get to learn from it and do better the next time in doing blog. Looking forward for more information.:)

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