Add Your Profile Picture to Google Search Results

googlepicWhen your SlideShare presentations surface in Google search results, want your profile picture attached? You can make this happen in three easy steps:

  1. Copy your G+ profile URL and add ?rel=author at the end of it.
  2. On SlideShare, go to Edit Profile » Personal Information » Website / Blog. Paste the copied URL here. Hit Save.
  3. On your G+ profile, go to About » Contributor to » hit Edit. Add a Label and paste your SlideShare profile URL in the URL field. Hit Save.

Here’s a presentation that walks through the steps, too:

That’s it — enjoy!

17 Responses to “Add Your Profile Picture to Google Search Results”

  1. Fassil Tassew Tadesse

    Thank you, we can make real difference. The tropics is not yet discovered. But I discovered that the image of Globe or Earth is on the hands of every individual.

  2. Eugene

    This it great! Totally didn’t know about the authorship for SlideShare till now. Thank you!

  3. Mark Traphagen

    This article gives the impression that it will be guaranteed and automatic, and uses my authorship result for a Slideshare post as an example. But the fact is that result showed for only three days and I haven’t seen it since. Is anyone else who has done the reciprocal link that I did, upon which this article is based, seen an Authorship snippet result for their Slideshares on a regular basis?

    Google experiments with showing Authorship snippets for a number of sites like Slideshare, but I think for now those are just tests. We shouldn’t give people the impression that if they do what I did in this case they will automatically start showing their author photo for their Slideshare search results.

  4. Alexander Holl

    Hi there thanks for this update. CAn you test this immediately with the google structured data testing tool? Or you need some time for deploying author information?

  5. Delphi Programmers

    Nice Marisa,
    It’s nice trick for personal Branding, now anyone can create it’s own snap visible in search engine results, thanks for a nice Tips..

  6. Nanno

    I always wondered how that happens 😛 i’m gonna put mine :)
    Thank you!

  7. Ashly

    i really wondered it is happens!can we test it now .thank you for the nice tips

  8. wsolist

    Nice sharing Marisa. I just need to add 1 slideshare url in Google plus “add custom link” and Google authorship are already working for the rest of my presentations.

  9. orteza

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  10. Spook SEO

    Marisa Wong I knew many people that don’t have the knowledge about uploading a picture. Uploading a picture seems a minor thing but sometimes it is so difficult. You describe the proper way to upload a picture on Slide share. I really appreciate your effort.

  11. Well Wisher

    Yes. Verily, Allah is one without any partner and He is the creator of heaven and earth.