Online authors are now being highlighted in Google’s search results … if they’re using the recently announced rel=author markup language.
Right now, Google says it’s working with a small group of authors who have linked their Google Profiles to their online content. One of those authors is Search Engine Land’s Editor-In-Chief, Danny Sullivan, and his content will be highlighted like this in Google’s search results:
The author’s name and avatar comes from his/her Google Profile.
Google says it will also show the authors’ content on their Google Profiles, too.
The rel=author tag was introduced earlier this month.