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SEO and SMM Alert- 1/25/13 Edition

Happy Friday!

One of the biggest questions I have been getting lately is “How do I get my thumbnail picture to appear next to my search engine result?”

The answer?

Step 1:  First your website must use a piece of code (re=”author”) that points to your Google+ profile.

Like this:  <a rel=”author” href=”https://plus.google.com/114566003447365576073″/>

(be sure to link to YOUR Google+ account and not mine :))

<a rel=”author” href=”https://plus.google.com/117123115692055665601“/>

Insert the following link into the head section of your websites code:

Step 2:   Within your Google+ account there is a section that says “Contributor to” (You can check out my Google+ account and see it in the profile section). Edit your profile and locate the “Contributor to” section and type in the name and URL of your website.

Step 3: Confirm it’s working by using this tool: rich snippet testing tool. (It doesn’t happen automatically, so you will need to check back).

You’re done!

It’s pretty easy, but you do have to make sure you do all the steps!

Enjoy this week’s alert!

Lindsay

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