Friday, November 15, 2013

How to Show Author's Picture in Google Search Result.

You have probably noticed that some author’s picture can be seen with Google plus ID in Google search result. Today most of the authors have added their profile picture in Google search result. When visitors search the site, they can see the picture of the authors with the search result. It is a great feature of Google. It is called Google Authorship ProgrammeDo you know how to show authors picture in Google search result and what is the necessity of such? In this post, I will discuss how to show authors picture with Google plus ID in Google search result.

Benefits of showing author's picture in search result:
There are many benefits of showing author's picture in search result. The main benefits are given below:

1. Easy to identify the site:

A couple of days ago, I visited a site. I liked the site very much. Unfortunately, I forgot to bookmark the site. After some days of my first visit, I tried to visit the site. I had forgotten the site's URL but I could remember the author's picture that was visible with the search result. However, finally I could able to find out my expected site with the help of the author's picture. Therefore, I'm sure that like me, author's profile picture helps the visitors to find out any site easily.

2. Friendly for SEO:

Author's profile picture in search result helps a lot in SEO. It increases the visitors of a site as they can easily and quickly find it.


3. Indicate authorship:

Only then you can able to show your profile picture in the search result, when you become a verified author of the concerned site. Therefore, it helps to indicate that you are the real author of the site. You can learn more about it.


Make sure before enable this feature:



1. You must have verified authorship. Click here to verify authorship. 



2. You must have a Google+ profile with a link of your site.



3. You must have a Google+ profile picture that picture will be visible in the search result.

4. You have to make sure that your name appears on each page of your site. Just like this site.

5. Your name and Google+ profile name must be same.

6. Your Google+email address and your site’s email address must be same. If it is different, read more.


Let's go learn how to show author's picture in Google search result. Just follow the simple tutorial below:

1. At first, Go to your Google+ account. If you haven’t Google+ account, click here to know how to create a Google+ account.

2. Then click on about option.

3. Look at the screenshot above and click on the Edit option.


4. Look at the screenshot above and click Add custom link .

5. Fill up the two option. In the label blank, write down your site’s name and in the URL blank, write down your site’s URL. 

6. At last, click on Save button.


Check:


You can check how to appear your profile picture in search result. About a week is needed for complete showing authors profile picture in Google search result. You can check it. To check it follow the instruction below:

1. At first, Go to structured data testing tool.
2. Paste your URL of your site in the URL blank.
3. Then, click preview.
4. If you want to check, do the above. If you see your image like me, you can be sure that you have worked all properly.


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Mostak Ahmed

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