Display profile picture in Google search by adding Author Code to your blog – the easy way!

The process for getting your links to show up in Google search with your profile picture at the side as shown below is not an easy –

After multiple tries using different types of methods I finally found a simple and straighforward way to do this. It works great for WordPress blogs and theoretically should work the same way for Blogger as well.

  • Visit this badge generation link. Visit your Google+ profile page to get your Google+ Profile ID.
  • Select the “Icon” option button for the Type setting.
  • Once you have your Google badge code, right-click and copy it as shown below –

  • Under your WordPress dashboard, goto Appearance->Widgets. Add a text widget to your sidebar by dragging it onto the sidebar as shown below –

  • Add the Badge Author Code you had copied earlier and paste it into the Text Wwidget as shown below –

  • Click Save.

You’re all set! Give it a day or so let the Google Spiders crawl your website / blog for the changes. Once you are verified as the author of the blog, a link to your profile and your profile picture will begin appearing in Google Search results. It will make your blog posts look more professional! Note: Google likes high resolution profile pictures that are evenly sized. Make sure your profile picture set in Google+ is a decent image which has a resolution of atleast 250×250 pixels.

You can also use the official Google Rich Snippet Testing Tool to ensure your changes above are working.


About synapse
Programming, motorcycles and photography. Want to do more, but only have time for so much!

22 Responses to Display profile picture in Google search by adding Author Code to your blog – the easy way!

  1. Jeff says:

    Thanks for the article! I was a bit confused until reading your write-up. Not sure why Google makes this so darned confusing but the snippet tool made it all quite easy.

  2. Raj says:

    Hey! synapse,

    thanks! that helped me…

  3. Just tried this, hope it will show up soon!! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Lee Getty says:

    thanks i was wondering how to do that , but could find anything on how to do it i wanted to add the same to my blog called pimp me blog , so hopefully my post show up with pictures on the search engine thanks

  5. Aakash says:

    Thanks a ton Karan, i was literally gonna give up on this, tried through many sites, including Amit Agarwal’s, still it wastn working, thanks mate

  6. Ritish Verma says:

    Please help me I am not able to get this to work.
    Trying various methods for the past 6 months but not able to show my image on Google Search Results.
    I applied your procedure last week and till now My Image is not showing.
    Please look into this matter.

  7. seecloud says:

    Thank you synapse. You are of great help!!

  8. nenvolutra says:

    thanks, it works!

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  11. Very good post. I’m going through some of these issues as well..

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