Every Single AR Post in Google, With Your Face in the Results!

http://actvra.in/Clq

This post is no longer relevant, because ActiveRain made it much easier. If you want your face to appear in the Google search results- just edit your ActiveRain profile and add a link to your Google+ page. That's it. No need to read or watch the video.


That's right folks. Imagine somebody searching for a realtor, and all of those boring results come up, but one of your ActiveRain posts shows up-- oh, I don't know-- in the 6th position... But! It has your face. The searchers eyes are drawn right to it.

I'm going to make it really simple and step by step. If you don't feel like doing it, make your kid do it. It's that easy!

Google+

 

1. Make a Google+ Account here. Add your picture, it will be what shows up in the search results. (There is another way to show a picture, but no reason to convolute the issue.)

2. Under the section labed "Contributor To"-- paste the address of your AR Blog. I just have the Rainmaker blog here, so you'll paste something like this: http://activerain.com/blogs/azmortgagelady into your contributor area. 

3. Copy the following code. All of it... And paste it into a plain text editor. 

<li><a href="https://plus.google.com/106312969465064215" title="Add Michael George in your circle" rel="me" target="_blank" >Google+</a></li>

                       </ul>

 

<!--- stop copying here. Paste all this into Notepad and change out the obvious stuff...like my name and the link to my Google profile. Then -------> 

4. In ActiveRain, go here: http://activerain.com/action/agents_secure/settings 

Copy the code from above, that you pasted into Notepad, and paste it again on top of your other stuff in Blog Description.  

5. Now, to make sure you did it correctly, go to Google's tool here.

Paste in the URL to an Active Rain blog post that you have written, and you should see this! Which will insure that you did it all correctly!

Google+

 

If you need help, just ask.

 
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Rainmaker
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Mike Crosby
La Mirada Real Estate - 714-742-2897
Mike Crosby Realty

Michael, Thank you for the informative video.  I perfer video to just reading Blogs.  I also like watching them at 1.5-2.0 faster.  I watch the second video. 

April 04, 2013 09:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Foster Smith Charleston
Charleston & Summerville Homes for Sale SC Realtor
Carolina One Real Estate

Thanks Michael, I set this up months ago, but still no face in google posts. I've put my google profile link in my Active Rain profile and I don't know why its not working. Any help is appreciated!

July 09, 2013 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
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AZ SEO Expert: Phoenix SEO Consultant

@Foster Smith- your ActiveRain profile link (for photo in results) is working fine. I just checked it here:

http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?q=http%3A%2F%2Factiverain.com%2Fblogs%2Ffostersmith

If Google is deciding not to display your face "on the fly", then you need to build authorship. This means writing more articles and also participating in Google+.

If it's your personal site you're concerned about, your face isn't showing up there because you haven't inserted the code that you need to do.

Simply insert a link on your home page to your Google+ profile and include the code rel=author

So you would insert a link in your homepage HTML like this:

<a href="https://plus.google.com/102703325667214077007" rel="author">Find me on Google</a>

 

July 10, 2013 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
49,109
Foster Smith Charleston
Charleston & Summerville Homes for Sale SC Realtor
Carolina One Real Estate

Thanks for your advice and help!

July 15, 2013 01:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Gellert
Keller Williams Realty Direct 954-534-0730

Hi Michael

I was really hoping you could check my active rain ang google plus accounts I think I did everything correct but still no pic on my bloggs that are ranking

http://activerain.com/blogs/mikegsg

https://plus.google.com/u/0/118414205589302756459/posts

My email is mike gsgrealty@gmail.com any help would be amazing

October 17, 2013 04:24 PM
Rainmaker
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AZ SEO Expert: Phoenix SEO Consultant

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Michael George earned two bachelors degrees at Oakland University, in Rochester Hills, MI. One in Political Science and one in Management Information Systems. Michael George consults with professionals on their search engine marketing (SEM) efforts.