How To Show Your Author Profile Photo Next To Google Search Results (Step by Step Guide)
Have you seen a picture of the author appear next to the Google search results?
Displaying the photo of the author is a good way to build your credibility , personal brand and also increase the click through rate which will lead to more traffic to your site.
There are several ways of adding Google Authorship. I used the “3 way” linking approach to add a mug short of myself.
Watch the video below for exact steps, I followed.
(p.s: I am fairly new to making videos. So bare with me as I haven’t still gotten into the “video groove”. If you have feedback for improvement that’s appreciated too!)
Test how your profile photo will appear on Google search results
After you have followed the steps in the video, visit Google Webmaster Rick Snippet. Insert a url of one of your pages and you can test the Google Authorship feature. You can check to see your name and photo appearing next to the title and description.
How long does Google Authorship take to show up in Google search results?
I’ve heard that it takes about 1 to 3 weeks for Google authorship to show up. I am fairly new to Google+ circles and haven’t been actively involved in Google plus. So all I can say is I’ve done my part and tested it out using the Google webmaster tool to ensure I’ve done the correct steps.