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How do you get your Google+ profile displayed in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page?

Does anyone know how to get your Google+ profile displayed in the right hand sidebar of the Google search results page? As in the screenshot below:
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How does Google Plus select an image from a shared link?

If you share a link on Google Plus it will often grab a fews images you can attach when you post the image. Facebook has a similar feature. You can tell Facebook which is the primary image for a page ...
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Company or website logo as the search result image / Google+ profile

I was considering having for this website I'm working on, the website's logo as the image that gets included in the search results for the articles it publishes. So do to this I want to use Google ...
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How do I get my Google+ picture to show up on Google searches?

I am looking to move my blog: The Geek Tech Blog (which is currently a Blogger blog), over to a .com name with Wordpress. However, I still would lik my picture from Google+ to show up in search ...
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How to add your business website to Google Places with multiple addresses but less than 10

I know how to add a business website to Google Places with one address. I know how to add a business website to Google Places with more than 10 addresses. What I don't know how to do is add a ...
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Connecting +1s on a Google+ Business Page and a webpage

We have a Google+ page, but on our homepage we have ~280 +1s: Is there any way to connect those likes to the business page? We have used the rel=publisher thing. Or do we have to start fresh like ...
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Test if Google+ is already with my Website

How can I verify or check if a website is already linked with Google plus? I already added <link href="https://plus.google.com/{+PageIdGoesHere}" rel="publisher" /> this to my head tag of my ...
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Why Author Information isn't showing for all pages in google search result?

As you can see on the image, the author information is being shown only for one page, not others, why not all pages are showing the author information? Do I need to do anything additionally to get ...
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Using a company for Google authorship?

Can you use a company's page as the author for google authorship or does it have to be an actual persons google + account for it to work ? I.e. could i have it showing in search results as "-by acme ...
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Google Plus Vanity URL Dilema [closed]

Google Plus has just made vanity URLs available for pages, wanted your advice. The page is pre approved (so all I need to is click accept) to get www.google.com/+shoes But my FB vanity URL is ...
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Make my logo with white text show up better on Facebook and Google+ since they have white backgrounds

I have a logo with white text and a transparent background. The site is a dark theme. When Facebook and Google+ brings in my links. It is quite hard to see the logo. Is there way to tell these ...
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How can I use Google+ to optimize my new website SEO?

Nowadays, we know SMO by using Google+ (and Facebook, Twitter...) is good for SEO and ranking in SERP. Then, I would like to use Google+ to optimize my new website SEO but I don't know how can I ...
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Schema.org MedicalClinic

I'm using http://schema.org/MedicalClinic on main page of my client's site. I've filled in as many as I can including address,name, url, image url, geolocation, descripition, opening hours, specialty ...
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Did the Google Webmaster +1 statistics move somewhere else or are they just gone?

Google Webmaster used to have very nice statistics for a while. Then it was taken off. Did it move elsewhere? Or did it merely vanish?
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How to share post to G+ Twitter and Facebook

I have fb profile connected to twitter and when I write to twitter it will be shared to fb profile I have G+Twitter plugin which will post to twitter since I post to G+ but it doesn't share the post ...
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Some questions about social plugins (facebook, twitter, google+)

I have some questions regarding social plugins (facebook, twitter, google+). By asking the following questions I would like you to take into considaration the following parameters: I want my website ...
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How does Google+ embed link works?

I am trying to understand how does embed link works in Google+ Stream. I manage a site and usually every post contains some text and at least an image. But when I try to embed the link to a ...
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Google Plus website not linking

I'm getting below error when trying to link Google Plus page with my site: Check that the line of code was added to your site's homepage and that the modified homepage is live on your site. Then try ...
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Is it permissible to copy content from social networking sites?

For a social page on Twitter or Google Plus that promotes tourism by renting a car in worldwide locations, will it count as a negative if we copy the content from an authoritative website? For ...
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My users don't want to be tracked by FB, Google etc. How can I then implement “share” buttons?

I don't have any Ads and I am not using Google Analytics. I am using Piwick instead. But I still want to be able to share the content via share buttons on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc. The ...
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How to remove Google plus author profile picture from blog search results

I created a company blog and linked it to my Google plus account for the SEO weight, my problem is now the blog has gained popularity and my profile photo is appearing in the search results for the ...
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How does a plus one on a post carrying a link, help for SEO?

How does a +1 on a post (from Google Plus) that carries a link help for SEO? Will it help the PageRank in Google? If yes, how?
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What is the feature that imports URL information into Facebook and Google+?

I want to be able to import a heading, short description, and an image into my website, just using a link. I am using Joomla but can switch to any CMS, or try to build an extension myself. The ...
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Google+ brand display in SERPs

Until very recent past, when someone searched for our brand name on Google, our G+ page preview with latest post showed up on the sidebar of SERPs. However, it has just disappeared and we have ...
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Advertising for google+ followers

Is there a way to advertise with google to specifically increase the number of followers to my google+ page? I got it to work pretty well with facebook and now I'm trying to increase the visibility of ...
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Can I use a link rel publisher tag in the head of both of my business websites to connect them to my Google business page?

To connect my website to my Google business page, I should add <link href="https://plus.google.com/xxx" rel="publisher">. But I have 2 pages because I have 2 different addresses. Should I add ...
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How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its SERPs?

How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its search engine results pages ? Besides,+1 it may include shares with or without a link.
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Google+ Local and Google+ Page

Ok, I'm a bit confused by all of this, I have 2 main questions. The company I work for has a Google Places account, now Google+ Local as I understand. Where I'm getting confused is, what is the ...
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Google+ and authorship of brand pages

Does Google+ support authorship for brand pages (e.g. not a personal Google+ profile). It is unclear on the context. E.g. here it says you need a recognizable profile photo of a face: ...
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Could the rel=“author” just be a username?

I want to use rel="author", however the type of blog I run is about a game, and doesn't relate to my real identity. I'm more known for my screen name, so would this still be okay to use for the ...
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Which browser contains “com.google.GooglePlus” in the agent string?

I noticed the following agent user strings hitting my website and wondered which browser is this user string for? Mozilla/5.0 (iPad2; iPad; U; CPU OS 5_1_1 like Mac OS X; en_GB) ...
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Is there a risk that custom URLs for Facebook and Google+ will compete with your own site?

Is there any downside to registering a Facebook page custom URL or Google Plus custom URL? My primary goal is to drive traffic to my site. Is there a risk of these social media custom URLs ...
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If user +1s a Google Plus page, does he “follow” the page?

We added a +1 button that refers to our Google Plus page. When the user clicks on the +1 button, does he end up "following" the page? Or do we MUST use the follow button instead? The reason behind ...
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Alternative ways to post to Google+ Page?

Are there any alternative ways available to post to a Google+ Page such as email or text message?
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Google+ page and Google+ local page for a business cound as duplicate listings?

I've got a Google+ page for a business; this business also has a Google+ local page (Google Places). I was wondering if this was hindering our local SEO efforts by giving us duplicate listings? Does ...
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When is the G+ Business page displayed in search results?

I added a keyword to my business name on G+Business local and the page was displayed along ads when the keyword was being searched for locally. I have now noticed that my G+ page is almost never ...
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Why do two different +1 buttons on the same page but for different urls show the same counts?

The following buttons always display the same count (which is the count of the page without the querystring) despite being different urls: <div class="g-plusone" data-size="small" ...
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How to un+1 a 301d URL without removing the 301?

I found out I Google +1d this URL http://domainA.com/this-url/ this URL has been 301 redirected to http://domainB.com/this-url/ in the meanwhile, now I want to undo the +1 on the 301 without going ...
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Web assets and SEO - albums on WordPress

I'm told that it is considered good SEO practice to have multiple digital properties "around" a website. For example, Youtube, Flikr, Social Media pages etc. Fine. I have linked my website to my G+ ...
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Why does Google Cache show our G+ page and not the correct page?

For some reason when we try and view the cached version of our website, we see our Google plus page. We recently removed this code : <link rel="canonical" href="link to our g+ page">. We ...
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Google authorship on non blog pages?

Adhering to Google authorship on your blog posts gets a little picture next to your title in the serp, but is it right to also use the authorship tag on normal 'static pages' ie home page, about us, ...
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Language redirect affecting pagerank and search listing?

Preface We have a number of sites that use the same redirect mechanism across the board. We recently transitioned one site from non-localised to localised and detected that the Google+ integration ...
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Google+ and SEO: +1 button or follow button / profile badge on a new website?

I am starting a new website, and I expect only to have few daily visitors for the first month. I know how +1s on the different pages could help the rank of that specific page in Google search. but we ...
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How to setup multiple Google+ pages with different languages/websites which share +1s?

How can I setup multiple Google+ pages for our product for users who speak different languages and share the +1 between those pages? We have a web domain for every language our product supports. I ...
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How to create sharing icons with the share count number showing?

See a sample article on theonion.com I know how to create icons for these sites without using their standard widget, but how did they get the number of share, bellow each icon ? Is there an API to ...
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Button to +1 both website and Google Plus page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting +1s on a Google+ Business Page and a webpage People can +1 both our website (ie. +1ing the URL of its home page) and our Google Plus business page. It would ...
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Google+ vs Google+ Local

My client has both a Google+ and a Google+ Local account. Although I can find no definitive answer, it seems that each serve a different purpose and it is not the case as I first thought that they ...
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how to create link back from contributor section of google plus for dynamic pages

I wanted to add author information for my programming articles. I have added Google plus profile link to my site and followed further instructions by Google. In that Google had mentioned that from ...
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Finding the Google+ post that links to my site

This question is pretty similar to this: Finding the Facebook post or page that links to my site. Obviously this time I'm talking about Google+. My website has some traffic coming from a Goolge+ URL, ...
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Which domain do I need to whitelist as an HTTP referrer for Google+?

I am using MaxCDN for my website, and to prevent hotlinking, I only allow my website's pictures to be displayed on whitelisted HTTP referrers, through MaxCDN's security settings. However, even though ...