Friday, 19 August 2011

Techno-geeky Nonsense #1: Author photo in Google Searches

Interesting geekery.
Ahhhh! I forgot I was supposed to blog yesterday and had no idea of what to put. But inspiration strikes, why not actually try to write something useful for once instead of daft writing advice?* So here's something interesting to you writer-y types who might be trying to get your face out there.

Google seem to be inserting people's profile pictures into search results. So when people look up something and something you have posted is in the results they'll feature your ugly mug. Here's an article explaining it:

http://www.ghacks.net/2011/08/18/display-author-profile-photos-on-google-search/

I'll be trying to get this to work for my blog this week, honest. I'll let you know how I do. If you have a go please let me know how you get on.

Edit: Information from Google about this here: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=1408986&&hl=en

Cheers,

Mark

*I sort of hope some one has been taking my writing advice seriously and following it. I'd like to see the outcome.