Google Authorship is basically a way of Google to show the name and picture of the content creator by connecting his Google Plus (G+) profile to the web posts. Along with the name and picture of the author, it also displays the number of persons who have added him in their circles on Search Engine Results Page (SERP).

It does not only enhance the visibility of author but it also plays an important part in improving the ranking of a website by increasing the content’s credibility. Since it contributes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of a website, you must also authorize your content to boost its visibility. Following is the list of WordPress (WP) plugins that will help you integrate this powerful tool on your site easily.

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1.    Google Plus Authorship:

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One of the effective WP plugins that you can install to integrate authorship in your website is Google Plus Authorship. It allows you to add multiple authors and multiple WP websites with it. All you have to do is to install the plugin in your websites plugin directory and add your Google+ profile link in it. After adding the profile link in plugin, you will have to get a backlink from it. Following are its some basic yet important details.

Plugin Available Version: 2.3

WP Version Required: 3.0 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.3.2

Rating: 3.8 Out Of 5

2.    Google+ Author Information In Search Results:

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Another powerful widget that you can use to integrate the authorship tool in your website is Google+ Author Information In Search Results. This plugin generates a unique link in your posts which helps Google to link your posts with your Google+ profile. Once it is done and verified, your name, picture and number of people who have you in their circle will appear with the link of your posts on SERP. Given are some basic details of the plugin that you should know before installing it.

Plugin Available Version: 0.7.1

WP Version Required: 3.4 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.3.2

Rating: 4.2 Out Of 5

3.    Google Author Link:

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Google Author Link is also a helpful WP plugin for setting up Google Authorship tool in your website. It can integrate authorship in single as well as multi-user WP site. It generates a new and unique field for each user to put his Google+ profile link on it. One thing that makes it different from all other plugins is that you can also set an author for your homepage. Technical detail of the plugin is given below.

Plugin Available Version: 1.2

WP Version Required: 3.0 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.4.2

Rating: 4.9 Out Of 5

4.    The Google+ Plugin:

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Last on our list of top WP plugins for Google Authorship is The Google+ Plugin. It helps you integrate Google+ page and posts with your website and allows people to add you in their circles through it. It authorizes the audience to vote your post by using its +1 widget. Also, you can keep track of +1 with its integrated analytics. Its details are listed below.

Plugin Available Version: 1.3.3

WP Version Required: 3.1 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.4.2

Rating: 4.2 Out Of 5