Google has finally figured out how to leverage their search dominance into a more successful social media ecosystem: Give Google+ Profile holders an unfair advantage with Google search results by putting images next to their hits!

How do you set things up? Start here. Enjoy. There's some fiddling with your Google Profile and the text of your blog page, but it's pretty easy. If you'll add G+ icons to your posts, you can do it on a by-post basis as well.

With Gravitar and Google+, etc, it appears to be the Age of the Self-branding Headshot.

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