How to setup google authorship and get your picture to show up in Google Search Results —-> Google Authorship
Have you ever noticed the addition of Google + profile pictures in Google’s search results? Displaying your profile picture in-line with Google search results can lead to a higher click-through rate. People like to know who the content, what wrote the content, what their ‘authority’ is, and if the content is good.
Author Rank is also relatively new. It’s not too late to be early – NOW is the time to make sure your Google Authorship is setup while Google search results aren’t yet over-run with author profile pictures.
Example of our CEO’s profile picture in Google search results:
This is the Google Authorship markup at work. And it’s not just for Jody Resnick. If you contribute written content to an online publication, your Google+ profile can show up in Google’s search results and you can look like a Google Rock Star.
This functionality was created to provide Google searchers with more of a ‘trusted web’ as readers have the ability to contact and engage with the author.
If you want your authorship information to appear in search results for the content you create, you’ll need a Google+ Profile with a clear head-shot in your profile photo. Next, you must verify the authorship of content you’ve published online by associating it with your profile (details below).
If you want to learn more about Google Authorship, consult the information we’ve complied –> What is Google Authorship.
Links to verify Google Authorship
Your Google Plus profile is at the heart of Google Authorship. There are several ways, all centering around Google Plus, to properly implement Google Authorship. The links below provide access to crucial steps you must complete to verify and test your Google Authorship Profile and get your picture to show up in Google’s search results.
- Verify Email of Google Plus ———————-> Verify Authorship via email
- Google Webmaster Tools –Verify —————> Author Information in Search
- Google Webmaster Tools – Test —————–> Rich Snippet Verification Tool
- Google Webmaster Tools – Your Authorship Statistics
Video from Google on Google Authorship
Information compiled by Jody Resnick