How To Get Your Picture Show Up Next To Google Search Results

Whenever you search for “elie palima” or any other search keywords related to my blog posts, you’ll notice that my picture and a link to my Google+ profile shows up next to it.

if you want to do the same with your site, there’s a full instruction from Google that shows you how to do this.

However, if you want to see how I did it on my site, you can continue reading.


Get Your Author Photo And Google+ Profile in Search Results

Elie Palima picture on google search results

first of all, you must create a google+ profile to do this. it’s also important that you put a photo of yourself with a recognizable head shot. When you’re done, do the steps below.

Step 1 – Make Sure Your Name And Email Address appears on each page that you are the author, Like this:

  • I recommend you get this information right next to your post title (like what you see on this blog)
  • The Email is optional (but I recommend you include it cause I find it faster when you do)
  • the “By” line is really important. make sure you preface your author name with it.

Sometimes, step 1 is enough for Google to give you author verification. but Just to make sure, Do the next steps below:

Step 2 – Link Your Content With Your Google Profile

this one is easy. you just simply add the Google+ badge inside your site. you can get the google+ badge here. And follow Google’s instruction how to install it on your site.

on this site, you can see the google+ badge installed on my sidebar.

Alternatively, you can directly link to your Google+ profile like this (if you do not like the badge)

  <a href="[profile_url]?rel=author">Google</a>

Replace [profile_url]with the your Google Profile URL, like this:

  <a href="

if you’re going with this method, your link must always contain the ?rel=author stuff to make sure google pick up your author info.

Step 3 – Add Your Email Address on Google+

Login to Google+ and

  1. click on “Profile”
  2. and then hit “edit”
  3. Then Click “about”
elie palima google+ tutorial

Click image For Full size and instruction (opens in new tab)

then inside “about”, Click on “work” and add your email addresse(s) that you use when writing.

Final Step – Add Yourself as a “contributor to” on your google+ profile

Finally, you should add yourself as a “contributor to” your websites on your google+ profile like this:

when you’re done with all these stuffs, don’t forget to hit “done editing” else, your changes won’t be saved.

Wait For Your Google Profile To Show up

Finally, when you’re done, all you have to do is wait for a few days for Google to verify authorship on each of your blog posts.  (mine took less than a week)

and then, Enjoy This new feature from Google! =D

Elie Palima picture on google search results

if you are having problems about this on your site or you have any question, you can leave a comment below.


  1. cellularpak says:

    My picture is showing below the description. What’s wrong?

  2. cellularpak says:

    When i use google snippet tool the picture is in correct position but it is not same in search results.

  3. Will try this out later! Thanks!

  4. Is it possible to do it for Google’s blogger ( and how? Thanks .

    • yes, This guide works on blogspot as well. just make sure you have:

      1.Google+ profile
      2. the “by author” line in your posts
      3. Do Step 3 (as mentioned on my blog post)
      4. have the Google+ badge on your site where you are the author. or if your site has multiple authors, use the

      <a href="[profile_url]?rel=author" rel="nofollow">Google</a>

      inside each of your posts.

  5. Do you have to have a blog to do this or can you do it on a webpage with content a person writes ?
    ( authorship to have the picture show up on google search results )
    I have many websites i’m trying to make it as simple as possible wondering if theres a specific solution
    thanks so much


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