Tried searching on your name recently? If you have updated your Google profile with a picture, as I have recently done, you might be in for a nice surprise. Although I’m still not happy with my photo (still working on one where I actually smile and don’t look like an idiot) I must admit it was kind of nice seeing my face stare back at me from the SERPs.
I guess I should write on why you might want a picture of you to appear in the search engine results when people search on your name … but I do I really need to?
Like most people who are in the new Google+ network, I had spent some time on polishing up my profile and posting some pics to my “scrapbook”. Google+ is, at the current moment, closed to new members, causing frustration, but that shouldn’t mean you can’t enhance your google profile or create one (if you can’t, let me know). If you have a gmail account, just log in .. click on your email address in the new black bar that appears at the top of the page and click on Create Profile. Don’t forget to upload a photo.
Kathy Alice Brown is a SEO expert specializing in Technical SEO and Content. In her spare time she loves to get outside.