How do I get picture in the SERPS?

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

How has it helped you?
#picture #serps
  • 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.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZmB
    Sorry I don't use Wordpress; too mainstream
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Originally Posted by ZmB View Post

      Sorry I don't use Wordpress; too mainstream
      Step by step:

      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 @ 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.
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  • 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.

    Go to to get a $25 discount on Profits Theme.

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  • Profile picture of the author MyiMall
    Google refers you to 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 -

    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:

    Help Small Business Owners while making a recurring income for yourself - truly "win/win"!
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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
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  • 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
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
    Don't you get it automatically? I think just after adding my Google + account i got it activated. Isn't it?
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  • 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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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Albas
    Originally Posted by ZmB View Post

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

    How has it helped you?
    Use this tool for picture in SERP. I am showing example of picture in SERP. Just check out.

    Example Link:
    Webmaster Tools - Rich Snippets Testing Tool
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  • Profile picture of the author Tamalkrishna
    Hi It's really not difficult to show your own image beside your site's Google result pages. But before you can make it possible, you have to do some work.

    Basically you need to add your blog or website to your Google profile. Obviously you need to create a complete Google profile at first. Then you need to create an About me page on your own site. After that you have link all your site's pages to About me page and link this About Me page to your Google profile. That's it all about.

    Read How to Show Your Picture in Google Search Results? for a complete step by step guide.

    Remember, it will take some time for Google bots to crawl your site and understand the connection to your profile. If you have done everything correctly, check it here : Google Structured Data Testing Tool

    If it shows your picture, then you have done everything correctly. But Google doesn't guarantee that it will show your picture beside the search results always. It depends on Google only. Hope it helps.
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