Question: How do you get the pic to show on search?
Answer: It’s not complicated, but it’s not easy to get your picture to show on Google search results. First, you have to have a PERSONAL (not a CORPORATE) account on Google+. Second, you have to have an ‘about’ page on your website, and that ‘about’ page has to link back to the Google+ profile with the attribute rel="me" in it. Third, your Google+ profile has to link to the ‘about’ page on your website. Finally, when you make a web page or blog post, you have to ‘sign’ it with a link to your ‘about’ page with the rel="author" in the HTML A HREF link.
I made a YouTube on this, called ‘How to get your picture on a Google Search’ / Google authorship at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O75HXfsHzJg. Also there is a tutorial on it on our website at http://www.jm-seo.net/SEO-tutorial/authorship-rich-snippets.html
Finally – once you get all of THAT done… you need FOLLOWERS on Google+. They are pretty lax right now but, over time, they will certainly tighten up… so try to get people to CIRCLE you on Google+. Good luck!
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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