Get Your Photo on Google Search
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29 May 2013
Get Your Pages Noticed
Have you noticed when searching on Google that some entries
have a small picture next to them showing the author of the article.
Have you also noticed how your eye tends to be drawn to those items and
how you may be more inclined to click on them?
So how can you get this picture on your pages and articles and
benefit from the likely increase in traffic to your site? It really is
very simple and you can get it up and running in just a few minutes
with just 2 or 3 steps.
Make sure your have a strong Google+ profile with a good
profile photo of yourself. If you donít have a Google+ profile for
yourself and a related page for your business get
In the links section of your Google+ profile add the web site
which is hosting the relevant pages on which you wish to be displayed
as author, in the ďContributor toĒ section.
Add the following line of code into the <head>
section of every web page on which you wish to include your author
details, replacing the long number with the number from your own
If youíre using WordPress there are plugins which will do this
for you including the excellent Yoast WordPress SEO plugin.
As an alternative to Steps 2 and 3, if you have an e-mail
address on the same domain as the web pages you are authoring, but you
canít or donít want to fiddle with the web pages, add that e-mail
address to your Google+ pages here.
Make sure all your pages are clearly labelled with your name as it
appears in your Google+ profile, and any pages on that e-mail domain
will then display your authorship.
Donít forget that youíll need to wait a few days for Googleís
servers to join all the dots together and start associating your photo
with your pages, but thatís all there is to it.
It Really Does Work
Iíve noticed on many occasions when reviewing the source of
visitors to my site that the visitorís initial search has placed me on
the second or third page of Google. So why did the person click on my
page. On re-visiting the search Iíve noticed that mine was the only
page in the first 20-30 sites which included a picture, and itís
therefore likely to have been the deciding factor.
For a bit more detail on setting things up visit Googleís relevant help page.
About the Author
John Norton, is a senior business and
finance professional with a big four, blue chip, software and
technology background, and board level leadership experience in
finance, IT, operations, customer service and general management.
He is owner of No Worry Web, which creates and manages small
business web sites and social media presence, for an all-inclusive
monthly fee. For further details see www.noworryweb.co.uk
or call 0845 5191 275. Authors Google+
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