Google Authorship

  • The Future of Digital Marketing and SEO

    …: Google Authorship was a hugely visible experiment in search to reward authors who were willing to be identified with their content. Yet, in mid-2014, Eric and I broke the news that Google was shutting down the project. You might think that was the end of author authority in search, but then to everyone’s surprise, at SMX East in October 2015…

    Mark Traphagen/ Stone Temple Consultingin Social SEO- 35 readers -
  • What’s the Future of Google Authorship?

    … I woke up one fine June morning to discover that my familiar photo had disappeared from the search results for dozens of articles that I’d worked so hard at writing. After three years of optimizing my authorship, discussing the topic, and connecting my profile to my personal site, it seemed as if it had all vanished. Google Authorship has…

    Neil Patel/ Search Engine Journalin Social Paid Search SEO Google- 8 readers -
  • Is Google Authorship Still Important?

    … – the 3 reasons why it failed by David Leonhardt The Real Reason Google Plus Authorship Photos Are Gone by Larry Kim Google Calls Takebacks on Authorship Photos: An Alternate Theory by Elisa Gabbert But Is It Really Dead? This post on SELand about author rank seems to be correct. That’s actually what I would naturally be inclined to think about…

    Dennis Seymour/ LeapFroggrin SEO Google- 36 readers -
  • Team Portent Bids Farewell to Authorship

    … One spring day of 2011, Google announced a new thing called “Authorship.” They described it as a way of using data to “help people find content from great authors in our search results.” With little exception, the SEO community rejoiced. Finally, we, the content creators and bloggers of the world, were on top. By adding a few lines of codes, our…

    George Freitag/ Portent, Incin Social Paid Search SEO- 12 readers -
  • The Aftermath of Google Removing Authorship Photos – Weigh In!

    … Google taught me a lesson a long time ago… Never get too attached to their tools and services because they may not stick around long. The sudden removal of Authorship photos in the search results at the end of June AND the recent removal of the Author Stats report in Google Webmaster Tools caused some major confusion, along with disappointment…

    Lisa Irby/ 2 Create a Websitein SEO Google- 29 readers -
  • Is Google+ Authorship Still Worth it?

    … was surprised at the move. Like many, my knee-jerk reaction was to be upset and start scratching my head: removing the most visible, tangible benefit of Google+ Authorship certainly isn’t a move that will help inspire more people to start tagging their content and verifying their authorship. It’s demoralizing. But like you, I want to understand what…

    Joel Klettke/ iAcquirein Social SEO Google- 43 readers -
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