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How to setup Google authorship for your Hubpages subdomain

Updated on November 2, 2012

Letting your face show on Google results

Google authorship is one of the great things about Google search results - It shows results from content pages and the faces of authors who have provided them.

When someone searches for results on Google and finds your face in the search results, chances are that such pages have a higher click through rate than pages that have no face attached to them. This is because humans are more likely to identify with results that have human faces attached to it.

We've been hearing a lot about Google authorship for blogs and content websites and this in a way rewards writers and authors for the content they've provided on the web. Now, how about being able to let your Hubpage sub domain also show your face when people search on Google? Well, you can do this with Hubpages and it's quite easy without having to do any html coding but just using the tools that come with your Hubpages and Google account.

Things you will need

  • A Hubpages account
  • A Google plus account

How to Set it up

  1. Log into your Hubpages account
  2. Go to Profiles
  3. Under Links > Google plus, add your profile url e.g.
  4. Save it
  5. Go to Google plus at
  6. Log into your Google account
  7. Click on Edit profiles
  8. Under contributor to add our hubpages url e.g
  9. Save

Testing your Setup

In order to know if you've properly setup your Google authorship codes, you can test it by simply using the Google authorship snippet tool.

  1. Go to
  2. Under url, add your hubpages url and submit

Results will show your face if you've correctly set it up


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    • icmn91 profile image

      icmn91 4 years ago from Australia

      I don't see a picture next to your hub in google search results???

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      Felix Okoli 4 years ago from Nigeria

      You are right. That's because I just set it up. It takes some time before it starts showing on Google search results. You can however check if I've correctly set it up by going to and checking my hubpages url.

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      Casimiro 4 years ago

      When doing this for my blogs it was necessary to include a rel=author tag in the URL. I believe this is necessary for HP as well, at least it works for me.

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      Felix Okoli 4 years ago from Nigeria

      I'm not sure if there is a way to include the rel=author in Hubpages.

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      Casimiro 4 years ago

      I did it. At the end of the profile URL, add "?rel=author" without the quotes.

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      Felix Okoli 4 years ago from Nigeria

      ok, thanks. I think I'll also try that

    • drpennypincher profile image

      Dr Penny Pincher 4 years ago from Iowa, USA

      My picture now appears in the richsnippet tool- hopefully it will appear in google search results soon. Thanks!

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      Felix Okoli 4 years ago from Nigeria

      Happy to hear that. Hope Google updates it soon.

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      StormsHalted 3 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      how long does it takes for google to update it ?

    • felix09 profile image

      Felix Okoli 3 years ago from Nigeria

      It takes some time. I'm not sure how long.

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