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Gareth Goddard

rel=author implementation – also known as adding my mug to the Google search results

I’ve just added all the little rel=author codes and rel=me tags to my website and Google plus profile so they should be attached to every page and post on this site. I’ve run it through the rich snippets testing tool and it seems to all be coming up as verified. It will be interesting to see how much an author picture increases or decreases click through rates for my usual search terms as well as how long it takes for the picture to appear in results. I’ve heard it can take around a week or so, as soon as I start noticing it appearing in results I will update the blog. Its strange how Google launched this feature and how to add it and then within a week released another 3 or 4 ways to do it, hopefully I’ve picked the method that actually works.