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Add Your Picture to Google Results

While Googling myself I noticed some sites were showing the authors pictures beside them on the search result. Here is the before and after of my site.

Before

Steps

Add a link to your header (remember to at ?rel=author on the end of your Google+ profile link)

“In head”
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<link rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/105541666620931424750?rel=author" />

Add the following somewhere on the page

“Anywhere on the page”
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By <a rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/105541666620931424750?rel=author">John Piasetzki</a>

Verify your email address at https://plus.google.com/authorship Wait for google to update

After

If you run into any trouble you can see whether Google is picking up the author with the Rich Snippet Tool.