How to Direct Connect Google+ Page with Your Website

The new Google+ pages features lets you direct connect your Google+ page with your website or blog. Simple code addition is required in your site html code so that Google can verify Google+ page ownership.

Create Links from Your Site

1. First check the url in the browser location bar and find the unique number / url for your page. It looks something like this. This is your Google+ url and your unique long number.
https://plus.google.com/104720479662987122222

2. Add this code to between the HEAD tags of your html page
<link href="https://plus.google.com/104720479662987122222/ " rel="publisher" />

3. Add this code in your sidebar, footer or anywhere where you want to display your Google+ page url.
<a href="https://plus.google.com/104720479662987122222/>Google+ Page</a>

For more custom options and buttons, go to the Google+ Badge page and get custom code to add to your site. Simply insert your Google+ page number and get the code.

Create Links from Your Google+ Page

On your Google plus page, remember to add your website in the “Edit Profile” section, which will link back to your website.

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This will help identify site ownership and in a way you are claiming your Google+ page. Further on, I expect they might add authorship buttons in Google search results, allow people to easily add you to circles, link up site analytics, and get  a more accurate +1 vote count.

Right now direct connect will help in this way –  if you searched for the query ‘+youtube’ or ‘+pepsi,’ you could be immediately taken to the YouTube Google+ page, or the Pepsi Google+ page, and given the option to add the page to your circles.