Google Authorship (How To: Profile Pic in Google Searches)

Have you ever wondered how to get your profile pic in your blog posts and articles when people search on Google? Here is a tutorial on Google Authorship (or, how to get your profile pic to show in Google searches).

Google Authorship in Google’s Webmaster Resources section.

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11 comments… add one
  • Ivin Jul 12, 2012 @ 5:52

    Wow, Deborah. This is a great and valuable resource. I’m definitely going to have this done as it will be great for my personal brand.

  • Simmeon Jul 12, 2012 @ 7:01

    Hi Deb,

    You have an awesome voice, nice tut for those that have not already done this. Keep up the good work.

    [Also you never replied to my email]

    • Deborah E. Anderson Jul 12, 2012 @ 23:03

      Thanks, Simmeon. I appreciate the kind feedback.

      I will have to go look in my email. Obviously, it is easier to reach me here 🙂 LOL

  • Shree Madhan Jul 12, 2012 @ 21:12

    Deborah how long it takes for you to appear in google SERP?

    • Deborah E. Anderson Jul 12, 2012 @ 23:00

      It varies. I think for mine, it was a few weeks. However, Google, from what I understand, doesn’t guarantee anything. Also, in 2011, it was taking, like four months for some, without any real reason why. My advice? Check weekly and don’t become alarmed if it isn’t working yet. That said, it may not hurt to double check the code when you see that your profile pic is not in the SERP, to ensure there isn’t a comma or spacing that is wrong, etc. (I’ve done that when coding late at night and I should be in bed!)

  • Janmejaya Jul 13, 2012 @ 0:58

    Now after read your article I am also interested to adding my photo. can you tell me how much time will taking Google for showing profile photo in search engine pages.

    • Deborah E. Anderson Jul 19, 2012 @ 8:00

      Hi Janmejaya. It varies. For me it was rather quick, but I have heard of it taking quite a few weeks, or even months. I would suggest you set it up as soon as possible (if you haven’t already), so that, at least, that clock starts and you are closer to that moment when your pic will show up in the search engine results.

  • Islam Muslim Aug 20, 2012 @ 10:32

    Thank’s for this great tutorial. I was having a hard time with those.

  • gaurav kumar Sep 22, 2013 @ 9:10

    hey its awesome trick and looking cool with Google searches, I implement on this getting success in showing own pic,after complete authorship with in 3 days i shown my pic with my website content,i happy happy to see my pic with my content, thank to share this important information with us

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