For most bloggers out there, the main reason for putting contents out there is to have it read. The sheer volume of contents being churned out hour after hour, day after day, getting your content noticed can be an uphill struggle as far as getting noticed is concerned. There are many little tips and tricks that could get you that little extra traffic boost, one of them is setting up Google authorship markup for your website.
Google Authorship Markup could help get your content noticed, by making it standout from the crowed SERP pages by placing your picture (or whatever you use as your avatar, next to your content on Google SERPS, not just making your content catch the eyes of surfers but it has been demonstrated that listings with author mark up icons get more clicks than those with out.
You must have come across Google Authorship Mark up but it is possible you don't know that is what its called, it is that icon next to a listing, please see the image at the top of this post.
There is already loads of tutorials on how to set this up online, instead of reinventing the wheel we will just use except from one very nice tutorial found at www.habanaija.com
a d hopefully you will have a nice additional clicks to your site once you set up Google Authorship Markup for your site, here goes he excerpt:
Create a Google+ page if you donít have one already.
Add a photo to your profile. (Google insist this must be your real photo).
Login to your WordPress powered site.
Install a WP plugin that will add Google+ field into your profile information. There are few plugins that can do that but not all of them works fine with each template. I used this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/...tiple-writers/
You can read the full tutorial here