Lately a lot of you might've seen websites appearing in the search results with a profile picture on the left side,something like this This is verry easy to do,and even if you're not no.1 for your keyword,you can get a MUCH higher CTR then you had before.The method of doing this is fairly simple.I'm not going to write it in my own words,as I've read a preatty good tutorial from a WSO last night,and i'm going to share it with you Utilize Authorship Markup ? Authorship markup is a fairly new technique that Google has been pushing for people to do and is actually quite a powerful addition to your site. Basically what it does is claim the content of a site as yours by using a special tag that looks like this: rel=author. There are a couple of ways to set this up, some easier than others. I will cover the one I think is easiest. The benefit of using authorship markup is that if done right, your site may start showing up in the search results with your Google+ profile picture next to it. This adds a lot of credibility to your result in the searchers eyes. Using authorship markup is also a huge plus in Google?s eyes as it shows them that you are creating unique and original content and helps keep people from stealing your content since you have told Google you are the original author. The easiest way to setup authorship markup that I know of is to first login to your Google+ account and add your blog/site to your ?contributor? section. Once that is there, you need to put a link back to your Google+ profile from any piece of content that you post on your site. Most people do so with a sort of author bio box and it would look something like this. ?Connect with me on <a href=https://plus.google.com/u/0/UNIQUEGOOGLEPLUSID?rel=author?>Google+</a> You just need to make sure you put in your Google+ profile address and put something similar to this at the top or bottom of each post that you want to claim. It is as simple as that. If you are using Wordpress, there may also be a plugin you could use to simplify this process. Very recently a promising plugin came out for free that could simplify the entire authorship markup process for you, but I have just played with it a little bit. It is called Author Sure and can be downloaded here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/authorsure That was setup with the plugin I linked to above. There are a couple of additional setup items to get the About information as well as the picture in. In order to get the picture in, you must setup a gravatar.com account and upload the picture you would like displayed. You will also want to fill out some of your profile information on Gravatar as well. The other thing is to go to your profiles section inside of your Wordpress blog and write a short profile under the ?About? section. After that and setting up the plugin, you are good to go. It takes less than 5 minutes and will add a ton of SEO value to your site(s). If you're interested in reading the whole WSO,you can read it here,thanks to GlobalIP http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...iscover-how-take-your-rightful-place-top.html Notes: I'm not sure if this haves been shared here before,but it should help a lot of newbies.