2 months on and still no Google plus pic :-(

Buonjourno from 10 degrees C wet Wetherby UK :slight_smile:

2 months ago i set up my Google+ account so i could get a thumb nail pic like this:

But instead i get a pictureless snippet like this:

I feel ive waited long enopugh for it to be working by now & today i went back to the drawing board to see why does Kate Mallender have a pic & I dont. But having looked at my set up:

I cant see any difference. I admit Ive ran out of ideas, But if any Sitepoint Member can point me in the right direction I’d be eternally gratefull :slight_smile:

Grazie Tanto,

Have patience, mine took about two months but is still not showing in their GWT

Hey!! Did you try some authorship markeups on your google+ account. By adding markups on different sites where you are linked by posting some content, your profile pic can come in google search as how you want it to be.

I think you have have a small misstake in your link to Google+. The rel attribute needs to be separate from the url.

You have:

<a href="https://plus.google.com/114149997094688010790?rel=author" target="_blank">Find me on Google+</a>

It should be:

<a href="https://plus.google.com/114149997094688010790/posts" rel="author" target="_blank">Find me on Google+</a>

Update: Never mind, your way seems to be perfectly fine. It’s probably just that it takes a while.
It took about a week for my blog to show up in serps with images, but it started with a few new pages per week and took a few months until all pages had images.

One thing that might help is to connect all your pages. An easy way to do that is to add a header link:

<link rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/114149997094688010790/posts">

If none of your tactics are working, create a Youtube or Blogger account, Put your photo there (But if you are making account on blogger make sure you connect your profile to Google+ and use simple templates)
it is very easy method to apply and you can get your thumbnail in google. It takes some Time but it is helpful.

try not to change your picture often and make sure your picture shows well your face i got mine only in one week

Hii Zygoma,

I understand your problem. You should try Google Authorship. Google authorship is very essential nowadays. First of all Google authorship helps you to protect from copying or duplicacy issues of your original posts and contents. Secondly it allows your Google plus picture to be displayed beside your blog post or article in the Google search results related to your blog post or article. I was searching for similar stuff like yours I found a blog very informative and want to share with you.


If you and anyone have another related stuff please share with me. Thanks in advance. :cool:

Hi - if you haven’t, Check you have set it up right with the Google Structured Data Testing Tool. It will tell you any errors you’d made.

I still haven’t cracked mine yet - need to spend more time on it to work out the errors. But it’s basically because I’ve got plug-ins on my blog putting in micro-data tags which are conflicting with each other.

Malc :slight_smile: