If you are worried about editing your source code, Google came up with another alternative too. There you just need to fill in the information and verify you identity through email. Sounds quite a peaceful process. Isn't it?
Then, on the each authored content, the name of the author should match with the name you have specified in your Google profile. There you need to get used to your real name if you have been using nicknames so far. Once you verify your email address and linked your profile to contributing blogs / websites, Google will identify your content and display author information with search results.
Do you prefer this methodology over the previous one we discussed? Proceed to the steps below.
Before You Go:
* Make sure the authors have their own domain-specific email address.
* Verify that on each content page, the author name matches with the respective author's Google profile name.
1. Go to Google Authorship page and sign up for authorship by providing your domain-specific email address.
2. Update your Google profiles by adding site URL to the Contributor to section.
3. Now authors need to add and verify their email on their Google profile as below.
a. Go to Google profile.
b. Navigate to About tab.
4. Now you can use the Structured Data Testing Tool to see preview of author data that Google will extract from content pages and it will display if you have any problem of setting up authorship.