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How to Add Google+ Authorship to Our Joomla! Site

Written by | Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00 | Published in 2013 August
The new characteristic of Google’s search results can be used with Joomla, helping us to improve the appearance of our site and to improve our position in Google.

Google, in its untiring search to find the best way to index and categorize its search results, have recently created a new tool, Google Authorship, which links a site to the developer’s profile on the social network Google Plus. Without a doubt, it will further strengthen the power of their social network. Google will “reward” the developers who link their websites with the social network, by improving their ranking (SEO).  With Google Authorship, your Google+ profile photo and other information such as the circles you belong to are shown.

Benefits:

  • Content Authorship: your content will be associated with the developer like a verified author

  • Websites with a verified developer are rated better by Google

  • Your Google+ profile improves with the increase of +1s, likes and shares of your published content

  • Association with other published content

  • Improves your social activity, which will improve your positioning in Google

  • Recognition: it makes you stand out from other developers

    authorship

How to add Google Authorship to our site in Joomla!

You can do this manually or through a plugin called “SD Content Authorship”, downloadable from JED or here

Steps for installation and configuration:

These steps assume that you already have a Google+ account…

  1. Download, install and set up the plugin (it’s not necessary to start it to set it up, follow these steps instead)

    activar-plugin

  2. Now go to the component -> contacts and create a new contact with new data

    nuevo-contacto

  3. This contact should be connected to a Joomla

  4. Then, in contact details, in the website field, add the URL address of our Google+ profile. This URL follows this pattern:https://plus.google.com/ourprofilenumber

    direccion-url

  5. Save and close, and it’s all done! It’s linked to our Google+ profile and will look something like this

    ejemplo-authorship

  6. Remember to add your URL to your Google+ profile

 


 

Original Article: Como agregar autoría de Google+ a nuestro sitio Joomla

Written by: Leo Soto

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Victoria Stone

Victoria Stone

A graduate from the University of Kent 2013 in French and Spanish, translating articles from Spanish to English voluntarily for Joomla! Community Magazine.

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nice..and helpful post you have mention here nice way
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Thank you for helpful tips.

Does "your URL" in the sentence "Remember to add your URL to your Google+ profile" mean the domain of the site?
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Hi,
Can the profile be a google+ page, or this needs to be actual user profile?

Thanks for the helpful article.
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When you said "This contact should be connected to a Joomla " it don't miss something with this sentence ?
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Hi, thanks for notice my authorship plugin. There is also link on my page, about plugin duben.org/joomla-english/sd-google-authorship-plugin-for-joomla, where is support in comments. In case someone will need it.
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Thanks for the article Victoria and for the plugin Stanislav. I recently installed it but unfortunately still don't have authorship of my articles. Perhaps there is another step that I am missing. I suspect that Google+ is not properly linked to my site. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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The plugin works mostly perfectly except for the homepage.

I set my homepage to featured articles - it does not show any authorship.

I changed it to single article - still no authorship at all.
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Thanks a lot victoria. I was looking for this article for a long time and finally i got the chance to view it today.
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I'm looking for something different. As the script offered by Twitter for INDEXING hastags (# fruit ) on a joomla. That is any Twitter user that places the label specifies "hash" is tracked by our joomla and displays. I'm looking for that same thing in Google Plus (G+). If you have an idea I appreciate
Yo estoy buscando algo diferente. Como el script que nos ofrece Twitter para INDEXAR hastags (#loquesea) en un joomla. Es decir cualquier usuario Twitter que coloca esa etiqueta especifica "hash" es rastreado por nuestro joomla y lo despliega. Yo estoy buscando eso mismo pero en Google Plus (G+). Si tienes una idea te lo agradezco
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Russell English Monday, 24 March 2014
Great item, thanks very much for sharing!
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