Ever notice some people have their picture in their Google search results? This is surprisingly effective in getting people’s attention and getting people to click, even if you are not the #1 result. It is accomplished through Google Authorship. However, be careful how you implement it as Google changed when they appear and how you should use them. It is not as easy as throwing it on every page including your home page anymore.
“Google discourages from featuring authorship on the home pages and category pages as well: The URL/page contains a single article (or subsequent versions of the article) or single piece of content, by the same author… The URL/page consists primarily of content written by the author….”