Some time ago we showed you how to implement schema.org vocabulary on your webpage. But there has been another innovation by search engines, which could have quite a lot of impact especially for blog authors. Not only does it protect you blog posts from scraping, but it also shows you an image of the author in the SERPS, which might effect CTR.
Here is an example of rel=author in action:
To be honest we haven’t found the time yet to implement this on our sites, but you can with this comprehensive article on blindfiveyearold.com one of my favorite SEO-Blogs.