Get your photo in Google search result!
Sun, 6 May, 2012
While searching on Google, many times, I wondered how some of the bloggers were getting their picture along with the Google search result. I thought 'wouldn't it look too cool if I also got my picture along with the search result for my blogs?'. So, after a little search and some experiments I also achieved that B-) and believe me it isn't too hard. You can also get your picture to be displayed on the Google search result page.
To achieve that you must first have Google+ profile page. If you don't have it then go and create one. After you get your Google+ profile, Google has provided 2 methods to verify that you are the owner/writer of the blog. For the verification process you can use either of these.
First method is to go to Authorship page and verify your email address on the same domain as your blog (for example, I verified my email address firstname.lastname@example.org for my site www.mittalpatel.co.in ). This authorship will add the link of your website in Contributor section of your profile which you must keep public. I have done these steps but unfortunately didn’t work for me so I had to try another method.
Second method is easy one, you need to give back link from your blog/site page to your Google profile with "?rel=author" in the link. For example, I have put a link https://plus.google.com/115129718856645544667?rel=author on each page of my website. After you put this link on your pages, make sure you add your website in the Contributor section of your Google + profile. Do this and you are done.
The second method worked for me and I started getting my picture and "By Mittal Patel" with the search result. So you can also follow this and get appeared with Google search result. :)