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Get Your Photo on Google Search

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John Norton - Expert Author

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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?

Google Search Page with Author Photo

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.

Step 1

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 started now.

Step 2

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.

Google Plus Profile - Links Section

Step 3

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 Google+ profile.

Web Page HTML to Display Author

If youíre using WordPress there are plugins which will do this for you including the excellent Yoast WordPress SEO plugin.

Step 4

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.

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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2013-07-04 14:18:55 in Computer Articles

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