[fusion_builder_container backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”20px” paddingbottom=”20px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”no” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single dashed” sep_color=”#1e73be” class=”” id=””]Why you should have a Google+ Badge for WordPress Sidebar[/fusion_title][fusion_text]

First of all, Google has publically stated that social signals are not a ranking factor. [ video by Matt Cutts ]

What would be your motivating factor is the [fusion_tooltip title=”Google Search Engine – Signed into your Google Account” placement=”top” tigger=”hover” class=”” id=””]personal search results[/fusion_tooltip]! Get your author posts ahead of others simply by encouraging others to circle and +1 you. Your brand should follow up a day or two later and make a link share comment. This makes your post show up in their personal google search results.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”20px” paddingbottom=”20px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”no” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”2_3″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Click here to start generating your Google Plus Badge

  1. Select the Person or Brand you manage.
  2. Select Badge as the type.
  3. Select Portrait for Brand and Landscape for Personal.
  4. Input 300 pixels.
  5. Light or Dark depending on your theme colors.
  6. Select your language.
  7. Checkmark ‘dynamic’.
  8. Use default ‘on load’.
  9. Copy GREEN text to a text editor
  10. Copy YELLOW text to a new text editor

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Google+ Badge Code for WordPress

Infographic: How to create brand / author badges – Click to open new tab for large image.

[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”20px” paddingbottom=”20px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”no” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single dashed” sep_color=”#1e73be” class=”” id=””][ Video ] How To Generate Your Brand or Personal Google Plus Badge Code For WordPress Insertion[/fusion_title][fusion_text]This video tutorial will walk you through generating your brand or person Google Plus badge. How to insert into your WordPress widget content. It is dependent upon you to add the infographic step 10 in your theme footer scripts. Both Avada and Genesis are used in this video demonstration.

Step # 9 should be placed within a text widget of your sidebars. They will render the badge upon page load and with the help of widget filters, show up for specific author badges, too. Your theme sidebars will resemble the ones I use on this site. Each time I or David makes a blog post, the author badge changes to the respective personal google plus profile badge.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”2_3″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][youtube id=”0yrU7i6w8sM” width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”&rel=0&modestbranding=1&controls=1″ class=””][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”20px” paddingbottom=”20px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”no” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_title size=”3″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single solid” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Javascript Insertion Into Various WordPress Themes[/fusion_title][fusion_checklist icon=”fa-check” iconcolor=”#81d742″ circle=”no” circlecolor=”” size=”small” class=”” id=””][fusion_li_item icon=”fa-check”]Genesis Framework [ Video Time 3:03 ][/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]Avada Theme [ Video Time 3:12 ][/fusion_li_item][/fusion_checklist][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single solid” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Adding Badge to WordPress Widget Sidebars[/fusion_title][fusion_checklist icon=”fa-check” iconcolor=”#81d742″ circle=”no” circlecolor=”” size=”small” class=”” id=””][fusion_li_item icon=”fa-check”]Create Category Named Sidebar [ Video Time: 3:33 ][/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]Apply Visibility [ Video Time: 5:11 ][/fusion_li_item][/fusion_checklist][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”20px” paddingbottom=”20px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”no” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_title size=”3″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single solid” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Required WordPress Plugins[/fusion_title][fusion_checklist icon=”fa-download” iconcolor=”#1e73be” circle=”” circlecolor=”” size=”small” class=”” id=””][fusion_li_item icon=”fa-download”]WordPress Multiple Sidebars Plugin[/fusion_li_item][/fusion_checklist][fusion_title size=”3″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single solid” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Optional WordPress Plugins Widget Visability[/fusion_title][fusion_checklist icon=”fa-download” iconcolor=”#1e73be” circle=”” circlecolor=”” size=”small” class=”” id=””][fusion_li_item icon=”fa-download”]WordPress JetPack[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]JUST the JetPack Widget Visibility Module[/fusion_li_item][/fusion_checklist][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_title size=”3″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single solid” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Required Theme Modifications[/fusion_title][fusion_checklist icon=”fa-download” iconcolor=”#1e73be” circle=”” circlecolor=”” size=”small” class=”” id=””][fusion_li_item icon=”fa-pencil”]From item #4 of infographic, modify 300 to 100%[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=”fa-question-circle”]This fits the badge within the widget container[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=”fa-info-circle”]Avada WordPress Theme satisfies features of multiple sidebars. 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I suggest transparent background PNG file.[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=”fa-search-plus”]A very in-depth about your brand description on G+. See http://bit.ly/about-strikehawk-ecommerce as an example.[/fusion_li_item][/fusion_checklist][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Video: How To Add Google Plus Badges for WordPress Sidebars

Add Google Plus badges to WordPress dynamic sidebars will increase your chances of getting into Google's personal search results. It does not promise an increase in ranking factors.