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Google makes author profile pics MUCH more prominent in its results

August 30, 2011 No Comment

Google appears to be testing making author profiles more prominent in its search results (or else it's changed it and no one told me).

In the past, they used to be shoved over on the right hand side (EG see the screenshot here). Now they are integrated into the search results - with a bit prominent link to my google+ profile. See this screenshot of a site: search for this site (I see similar on other sites, too).

google results with author pictures

Author pictures integrated

Anyone else see this? You can add author pictures by following these instructions (which were recently simplified).

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