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Thumbnails in Google Search

  1. Suzanne Day profile image98
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    Hi,

    Just a suggestion.

    I have established authorship with Google and now my author pic comes up in search results on Google. However, I think my author pic doesn't really help "sell" anything. I noticed that some recipes I was looking at had thumbnail pics drawn from the actual article in search results, which looked far more attractive - see pic below.

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/8592046_f248.jpg

    I found these instructions on Google about how to do it, and wondered if Hubpages would be able to assist in implementing this in any way? I do think it would sell our hubs more than a one-size-fits-all author pic!

    https://support.google.com/customsearch … 6955?hl=en

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image76
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      As @vespawoolf mentioned, you can check how we send/package a specific Hub using Google snippet tool.
      http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets
      If the image shows in the tool, but not in Google SERPs, then it is being sent to Google properly, but they have chosen to display the information in a different way.

      1. Suzanne Day profile image98
        Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Matthew, had a look and the recipe hubs are showing correct food thumbnails in snippet tool. Looks like a Google issue then.

  2. vespawoolf profile image96
    vespawoolfposted 3 years ago

    Suzanne, I am experiencing the same issue. I wrote Hub team and according to Google's rich snippet tool, my recipe Hubs should be showing on Google search results with a food photo, not a head shot. So at thus point it may be a problem with Google. I agree that the head shot doesn't sell anything. I hope we can work this out eventually!

 
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