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Google search results show a link to the Google Profile for the author of appropriate search results, how do I ask Google to do this for the content I've created?

I have a necessary parts (blog + Google Profile).

Google Search results showing author Google Profile

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Nice! Can we get this for our Stack Overflow profiles, please? –  Konrad Rudolph Aug 21 '11 at 15:35
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  1. Add <a rel="me" href="https://profiles.google.com/your_ID">Author Name</a> to your About me page. If you don't have one, create it.
  2. Add <a rel="author" href="http://yourwebsite.com/about/">Author Name</a> to each post/page you create.
  3. Sign in to your Google Profiles account and under links, add a new custom link that points to your "About Me" page. Tick the option that says "This page is specifically about me" and save the changes.

Here are some tips.

Jeff Atwood does it by adding <a rel="author" href="https://profiles.google.com/codinghorror1">Jeff Atwood</a> to its pages.

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Thanks @Alex, I'd viewed the source on Jeff's site, but missed the rel links –  Andrew Aug 21 '11 at 11:17
    
so sorry but I am very new to blogging. where you have /your_ID ... i assume thats my google id. is that my display name? or my email? im trying to link my google account to my wordpress blog. –  user17271 Feb 11 '12 at 17:04
    
@candice Login to Gmail and then go to profiles.google.com You will be redirected to https://profiles.google.com/YOUR_ID/ (or to https://plus.google.com/YOUR_ID/posts). That's your ID. –  Alex Feb 11 '12 at 19:23
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