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8 Feb 2013

How to display Google+ Profile picture in Google search results


Note:  Google Authorship is stopped since Aug 2014. for more details click here

Now a days all the bloggers are interested to see their profile picture in google search results. As it increases the traffic to their blogs, and make the readers or visitors to find the blog easily.

It is very simple process to make your picture apper on google search results. Follow the steps below:

-> First create your Google+ Profile at plus.google.com . And set your profile picture there in Google+ Profile.

-> For getting image in search results you should have Google Authorship . And for this you have to create a link to your blog from your Google+ Profile.

this involves the following steps:

( I )In  your Google+ account click on edit profile

Google+Edit_Profile_1


( ii) Goto  contributor to section and add custom link, linking to your blog.

(click on image for clear view)

Google+Edit_Profile_Contributor_Link

( iii ) you can put any number of links in contributor to section. If you have more than one blogs, you can link to all your blogs from a single profile.

Google+Edit_Profile_Contributor




-> Now go to your blog and  create a link  to your Google+ profile ..

For this, copy your Google+ profile url .. It looks like https://plus.google.com/117694282699195671187

you can create a link anywhere in your blog using the code below.

<a href="here paste your google+ profile link?rel=author">find me on Google+</a>

Or else if you are using blogger go for Dashboard->Layout-> Add gadget->Html/JavaScript -> paste the code given above by including your google+ profile url in above code.

If u are using Wordpress, then goto Dashboard->appearances->widgets->Text Widget. And in that text Widget ,  paste the above code.

->for checking whether your code is working or not, goto http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets , and type your blog url and click on preview . see the image below ;


Google+_Profile_picture_richsnippets


After doing this work , when i checked in RichSnippets Tool, it is showing verified as shown in image above. but it took me nearly a week for appearing my image on google search results. But i am not sure about that why it took so many days ..Now my image is appearing in search results as in the image below.

picture_in_google_search