By now, you’ve probably noticed that some entries in your Google search results are appearing with a small picture of the author, along with their name and the page’s publication date.
This is the result of Google’s latest push to boost Google+ membership via further integration with search. While associating a profile with a search result may not increase the item’s search rank (although it might), it certainly does make it stand out more from the other results and without a doubt improves click thru percentages. That alone should be enough of an incentive to get a Google+ profile and start associating it with your posts.
Here is how you can do it in 3 steps: