Many people have been asking, "How can I get my picture in Google's search results?" Right, if you search for Matt Cutts why and how does Matt's picture appear in the search results. And more importantly when you do a search for 'Google SEO' why does Mat's content/picture appear on the first page. How can I do that? Here is a quick live example that our company just implemented that I thought I share so you can copy and enjoy the same benefits.
First, read Google's Policy for updates : http://support.google.com/webmasters...answer=1408986
1. Author Page
notice in the source code you will see the rel=”me” on the google plus icon.
2. Category Page
Note that the “authors” name on each post links to the authors page using a rel=”author”
3. Post Page
Note that is you view the source code on this page you will see the link rel=”author” in the head tags
4. Google+ About Us Page
Notice it links back to his site.
5. YouTube (optional)
Notice I link back to my Google+ profile from YouTube.com and videos 'can' now appear in the search engines with your Google+ profile
Did the above work?
1. Search for "Troy Norberg" in Google and see if his picture appears
2. If you were signed into your Google Account and followed Troy most related topics you searched for on Troy's site would have a much greater chance in appearing #1 with his picture now.
If you have questions implementing FIRST read Google's policy than please ask