No it’s not something from a sci-fi drama, Google authorship is the ability to display your Google profile picture next to posts that you have written in Google searches. Why would you want or need to do this I hear you ask? Well if you are a serious blogger who wants to be associated and recognised or writing credible, real content this is another step you can do to prove authorship of the content on your blog.
In the latest load of changes to the way our search results display Google now displays your name and your profile picture in search results next to stories you have written. As a result of this the picture that displays, this will link to your Google Profile page and if you are a content creator this gives you the added bonus of now being able to indirectly claim authorship of your content on Google search pages.