How do I get picture in the SERPS?

by ZmB 13 replies
I'm wondering how people get a picture next to their websites in the SERPS. Could someone walk me through the process?

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#search engine optimization #picture #serps
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  • Profile picture of the author Classical Headphones
    Do you mean the profile picture next to your name? That's called "google authorship", and it's definitely helped me with my click-through rate. If you have a website with wordpress, then download the plugin "google authorship for multiple blogs". You also need a google+ account for it to link to. The plugin will carry you through the rest.
  • Profile picture of the author ZmB
    Sorry I don't use Wordpress; too mainstream
    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Originally Posted by ZmB View Post

      Sorry I don't use Wordpress; too mainstream
      Step by step: https://plus.google.com/authorship


      1. You can link content you publish on a specific domain (such as Wired . com) to your Google+ profile.
      2. Sign up for Google+ and create a Google+ profile.
      3. Make sure you have a profile photo with a recognizable headshot.
      4. Make sure a byline containing your name appears on each page of your content (for example, "By Steven Levy").
      5. Make sure your byline name matches the name on your Google+ profile.
      6. Verify you have an email address (such as stevenlevy @ wired.com) on the same domain as your content. (Don't have an email address on the same domain? Use this method to link your content to your Google+ profile)
      7. Return to this page and enter your email address.
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  • Profile picture of the author jenness
    I think what you are talking about is a Rich Snippet. It appears next to a lot of noun-y things: people, places, things, restaurants, etc. If you google, for example, "guacamole recipe" a lot of the top results will have pictures and star ratings -- all thanks to rich snippets. Just google that and there will be instructions on how to use it.
  • Profile picture of the author replicontimesheet
    Hi,

    I guess you are talking about Google local listing, that is were pictures will be listed with the listing. If this what you want, create a profile in Google local or places and add all the necessary details. Submit it and then Google sends you a code either via SMS or via post. Enter the code and confirm your subscription. Once this is done, in some days, your listing will start getting listed for your targeted keywords in Google search with the image you have uploaded.
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  • Profile picture of the author Redwyn88
    There's a post over on SeoMoz on this very topic today I believe.
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  • Profile picture of the author MyiMall
    Google refers you to schema.org. Here's their web site - it's got the exact code you'll need to get your information indexed and picked up by the SEs:

    Getting Started - schema.org

    After you get your code installed - Google has a testing tool you can use to see how it will look on their search results page:

    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets
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  • Profile picture of the author J3thro M
    Can you use other people's picture? If yes, where could I get those legal pics to use. Thanks
  • Profile picture of the author Spencer Jones
    I recently created a blog post with video detailing how I did it and I was able to successfully get my picture to show up in Google by following the exact steps. Here is the link to the video and blog post...

    How To Show Your Picture In Google Search Results By Setting Up Google Authorship | Online Income Startup

    Hope it helps...
    Dr.Spencer Jones
  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    Don't you get it automatically? I think just after adding my Google + account i got it activated. Isn't it?
  • Profile picture of the author ZmB
    Thank you everyone for helping. I managed to set everything up just fine; just waiting for google to crawl my pages now.

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