I followed the following instructions but still not clear whether i had completely understood it.
I did the above last week and i did not find my picture in google search result.
First i added google + link in certain web pages and in my google profile i added those pages which had google + anchor link with rel=author tag.
After updating i used the following to verify.
You can see that my pic is appearing at the right. here is a screen shot.
so, what am i missing? why it is not in the search result. The author of labnol.org said it will take 3 days for my profile photo link to appear... ?
Google has stated the following
Note that there is no guarantee that a Rich Snippet will be shown for this page on actual search results. For more details, see the FAQ( http://knol.google.com/k/google-rich-snippets-tips-and-tricks#Frequently_Asked_Questions ).
Fingers crossed. Thoughtful.