The Friday Column: Tips to jump start the weekend and make you a star before Monday. It’s that easy.

If you created a Google+ (G+) page did you link it to your website? It’s a fairly easy update you can do before the weekend starts.


It generates more relevant search traffic.

How do I link a website to a Google+ page?

Step 1. Verify that your site isn’t blocked from Google. 

Search your domain on Google like this: site:EnterYourWebsiteURL. For it would be Does your website appear in the search query? If yes, you are good to move on. Read through this page for help if your website did not appear.

Step 2. Update your website

Link to your G+ page from your website’s main page. Typically, this would be your homepage. If you created a G+ page for a specific product for example, place the link on that page.

Link to Google Plus from your main page.

Step 3. Configure Google+

  • Go to your G+ page
  • Click on the Profile icon (if it is not already selected) and then the “About” linkOptimizing Google Plus - Profile Icon on Google Plus
  • Click Edit under “Links” and add your website URL. You may have to scroll down the page to view the “Links” section. While you’re there, add in your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn URLs.Optimizing Google Plus - Links Section
  • Click Save

Step 4. Add a snippet of code to your site

  • Place the following link in the <head> tag of your website <link href=” GOOGLE+ ID/” rel=”publisher”/>. Your G+ ID is the series of numbers located in your G+ URL.Optimizing Google Plus - Example of Google Plus Code Snippet in Head tags
  • Once the link is placed, verify that Google sees it. Go to this link and enter your website URL:
  • Scroll down the page until you see “Publisher”.  If it says “Publisher markup is verified for this page” you are done!Optimizing Google Plus - Publisher Mark-up is VerifiedHave a great weekend!