Q: Side Question: When linking a photo to my website using Google+, does it have to be a face? I’m not particularly good looking but a nice product picture or photo text was what I was thinking.
Q: Dumb question: Is this an H1 tag on my website? : <h1 id=”e40″><span>Welcome to our website</span></h1>
OK, question #1. What can your picture be on Google+? Well… here you go: official rules from Google:
Your Profile Picture cannot include mature or offensive content. For example, do not use a photo that is a close-up of a person’s buttocks or cleavage (http://www.google.com/+/policy/content.html)
So breasts and buttocks are clearly not acceptable. You have to love Google. Thanks for the clarification!
Now, let’s hypothesize. They are clearly worried about crazy things… So I would recommend you have a picture of a HUMAN with EYES to be safe. They probably machine-scan the images and if they do not comply with this… they are either pulled off, or won’t show. So to be on the safe-size, I would recommend a picture of a human. Does not necessarily have to be you. But a human. With eyes.
Question #2. <H1> tag. YEP. That’s it. The rest of that mumbo jumbo is just style sheets, which is ignored by Google.
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