Using rel=author on websites to improve the look of search engine results

In 2011 or thereabouts Google began promoting an idea of using "rel=author" attribute links to help add some metadata to the Internet that helps to identify authors. The effect has been that Google search results for pages that have rel=author links, is that next to the search engine results is a picture of the author and a link to their profile page. This is cool and gives authors a little more visibility.

Here's a sample

Google has some instructions: ( Author information in search results

The method is pretty straight-forward, just follow the instructions