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

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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
436,720
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Michael - This is the blog post that just keeps on giving!  Wanted to thank you so much for the excellent video tutorial you provided us.  I followed your instructions and "voila" - I now have my mug showing up on all my A/R posts on Google. 

Bob & Kerrie referred to your post this morning on their SEO localism webinar, so I headed on over.  Thanks again - you're the best.

Aug 16, 2012 11:43 AM #183
Rainmaker
128,515
Susan Jacobsen
Carolina Realty Group - Hilton Head Island, SC
WOW Service locating your lowcountry dream home

EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKK! I THOUGHT I did this correctly - here's what was on my notepad - 

It was very difficult to know whether your ! needed to be repeated, where to insert, etc.  

p>Author Bio: Susan Jacobsen has lived in SC for 15 years. A SC State Director, Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representation, Resort and Second Home Property Specialist, and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource. Specializing in primary, secondary, and investment property sales on Hilton Head as well as in Bluffton.

 

</p>

 

<ul>

 

<li>

 

<a href="http://activerain.com/blogs/susierealtor>View all AR Posts By Susan Jaacobsen</a>

 

</li>

 

<li><a href="http://activerain.com/blogs/susierealtor" title="Read All By Susan Jacobsen">Blog</a></li>

 

 

 

<li><a href="https://plus.google.com/106312969103074064215" title="Add Susan Jacobsen in your circle" rel="me" target="_blank" >Google+</a></li>

 

                       </ul>

Also, question, I'm also required to write a blog for my company and it links to my separate website if someone clicks there - I don't exactly know how to find that blog address...

Please help - 

843-384-0979

susan@lowcountryluxuryhomes.com

hiltonheadsusan@gmail.com

 

Aug 16, 2012 01:47 PM #184
Rainmaker
86,641
Christina Ehli
Keller Williams Realty - Brighton, Michigan - Brighton, MI
Keller Williams Brighton MI Real Estate Agent

Mike, thanks so much!  I did it and it worked.  I am so excited.  I also changed/updated my Google picture since it will now be in the search results.  If you type "178 Turnberry 48381" in Google, my activerain post about my listing is on the first page of Google with my picture and that's with me signing out of Google first so I wouldn't skew the results.  This should help a lot.

Aug 17, 2012 08:08 AM #185
Rainmaker
264,247
Pam Graham
All Real Estate Options - Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties

Thank you Michael for the awesome post. I'm sure you are getting bombarded with help requests. I'm gonna add another one of those requests. :) I watched your video and thought I did it correctly. Here's what I did:

 

 

<p>Author Bio: Pam Graham is a transplant to Jacksonville area, originally from the Northern Va area. Pam Graham has been in the real estate business since 2002 and has helped hundreds of sellers and buyers achieve their real estate dreams</p>

<ul>

<li>

<a href="http://activerain.com/blogs/pamgraham">View all AR Posts By Pam Graham</a>

</li>

<li><a href="http://www.pamgraham.com" title="Read All By Pam Graham">Blog</a></li>

 

<li><a href="https://plus.google.com/112770548746620928429/posts?hl=en" title="Add Pam Graham in your circle" rel="me" target="_blank" >Google+</a></li>

                       </ul>

 

What appears to be off to you? Thanks!

Aug 17, 2012 10:32 AM #186
Rainmaker
264,247
Pam Graham
All Real Estate Options - Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties

Nevermind! I accidentally figured it out on my own. I was using a blog post that was still in draft mode. Oye! Thank you again for this post!

Aug 17, 2012 11:44 AM #187
Rainmaker
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@Heidi-- you simply need to verify your Google+ acccount. When you signed up, they sent you an email, with a link you were supposed to click to verify... It seems like you haven't done that yet. Go to Google, login, go to your profile, and verify it. Have them resend the email or check your junk folder.

@Susan J-- I just went to your blog and I don't see where you entered the code. The code you provided looks fine, but you didn't seem to save it to your profile... So...

And I'm sorry, but I don't understand part II of your question.

Aug 17, 2012 02:29 PM #188
Rainmaker
116,210
Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate - Marathon, FL
Ashkarian PA, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR

I am curious Mike... what will it take to do this right.. still I am expecting to see my picture in Google while I post a Blog... I am wondering can you help?

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Aug 21, 2012 09:05 AM #189
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Scott Saults

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the information.  When I went through all of the steps and previewed it with google tool, my picture shows up.  However, when I google one of the blogs, your pictures shows up.  Would you be able to help me with this? 

Here is an example:  https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=san+tan+valley+business+expo&oq=san+tan+valley+business+expo&gs_l=hp.3...1827.10723.0.11354.28.21.0.6.6.0.318.3678.0j17j3j1.21.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.a1_Oic4tKCQ&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=8a61383b69ca6232&biw=1311&bih=617

My blog is titled:  San Tan Valley Business Expo at Poston Butte.

 

Thanks!

 

Aug 21, 2012 11:27 AM #190
Rainmaker
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Phoenix, AZ

Lilas-- you have done everything right to get your face to show. However, your Google profile is full of, what Google considers, SPAM. In your "contributor to" section, you had linked to your ActiveRain blog 20 times, using different keywords. That is absolutely the exact opposite of what will help you in the rankings. Everything else you've done is correct. Your face might show up in a couple of days, now that we've narrowed ActiveRain down to one link. But still, take a look at the links on your profile and read this: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2172839/Google-Penguin-Update-Impact-of-Anchor-Text-Diversity-Link-Relevancy

Scott-- I am stumped. I don't get it. You link to your OWN Google+ profile from ActiveRain-- I checked. Your Google profile is linked to your Google blog, not mine-- I checked.

This is the strangest thing I've ever seen. I have absolutely no explanation for this. If you would like, email me your Google+ info and your ActiveRain info and I'll look again... But I absolutely do not understand this.

Also, to all the ActiveRainers that have emailed for help, please remember: Change your password after I'm done. Please. Please remember to do this.

Aug 21, 2012 06:37 PM #191
Rainmaker
116,210
Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate - Marathon, FL
Ashkarian PA, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR

this is an active rain article I have written weeks ago>.. Good Mornin Mike... I am so passionate about your teaching to do it wright.. what would it take to make this happen... I still would love to follow what you are teaching us... (Want to see my Picture Mannnnn) thank you..

  • activerain.com/.../‚Äčselling-your-home-in-key-colony-beach-florida-33051

    Selling My Home In Key Colony Beach, Florida 33051. View Real Estate Vedios. Living in Key Colony Beach. Key Colony Beach is located in the heart of the Florida Keys

 

Sep 03, 2012 08:01 AM #192
Rainmaker
220,588
Keith Kropp
J Wood Realty - Sarasota, FL
Keeping The Focus On You.

Hi Michael,

I contacted you quite a while back and you helped me get my photo on the Google searches.  It has been working great, and I just checked it a couple of weeks ago.  Today when I checked, my photo no longer appears on Google searches.  When I used your Google tool to check what is wrong, the red line that appears reads "Error:  Author profile page does not have an authorship link to a Google Profile."

After so many requests for help, do you still have the patience to help me?  It was really helping my business.  I am re-establishing a 28 year real estate career in a new city and I would really appreciate your help.

Thank you.

Sep 18, 2012 02:00 PM #193
Rainer
22,137
Maggie Clemens
Keller Williams - SD Metro - San Diego, CA

Hi!  I have been trying to add my picture all afternoon, I cannot find what I have done wrong.  When I put in one of my blog post it comes up with:

Authorship verification by email: If you have an email with domain activerain.com and have verified it with Google+, please enter your G+ profile to verify your authorship here:

Verify Authorship

 

 

Thank you!!

Sep 21, 2012 06:24 PM #194
Rainmaker
420,201
Melissa Marro
Watson Realty Corp - Saint Augustine, FL
St Augustine, St Johns, Ponte Vedra

Kevin - Thank you so much. I was going to ask how long it takes to show up, but I see that it is 2-3 days from the comments. Thank you again so much. This is great information. I literally almost paid someone to do this for me and now I don't have to.... 

I've also just subscribed to your blog and am off to go see what else I've missed!!

Sep 28, 2012 06:11 PM #195
Rainmaker
226,155
Dana Hollish Hill
Buyer's Edge Company, Inc. - Bethesda, MD
Vice President & Associate Broker

Okay. I think I've set it up, but time will tell. I'll report back in a few days. Next I will do my WordPress blog as well. 

Oct 04, 2012 11:46 AM #196
Rainmaker
226,155
Dana Hollish Hill
Buyer's Edge Company, Inc. - Bethesda, MD
Vice President & Associate Broker

I guess I need a little help. I went to the google tool link you provided and it shows that it is trying to find author verification at my Activerain Home Page and not my Active Rain Blog page. I verified that the contributor link is to my blog home page. Otherwise, I think I followed your directions. Any advice?

Oct 05, 2012 07:47 AM #197
Rainer
83,245
Mike Crosby
Mike Crosby Realty - Placentia, CA
La Mirada Real Estate - 714-742-2897

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. 

Apr 04, 2013 09:19 AM #198
Rainmaker
61,852
Foster Smith Charleston
Carolina One Real Estate - Summerville, SC
Charleston & Summerville Homes for Sale SC Realtor

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!

Jul 09, 2013 11:20 AM #199
Rainmaker
213,834
AZ SEO Expert: Phoenix SEO Consultant
Phoenix, AZ

@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>

 

Jul 10, 2013 10:56 AM #200
Rainmaker
61,852
Foster Smith Charleston
Carolina One Real Estate - Summerville, SC
Charleston & Summerville Homes for Sale SC Realtor

Thanks for your advice and help!

Jul 15, 2013 01:54 PM #201
Rainer
20,291
Michael Gellert
Jupiter, FL
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

Oct 17, 2013 04:24 PM #202
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