Google: Authorship

  • How To Build Author Rank Without Google Authorship

    By now, we all know that Google Authorship is dead; John Mueller made the announcement in August 2014. However, at SMX East 2015, Google’s Gary Illyes said that webmasters and publishers should leave Authorship markup on their page. In a recent Twitter conversation, he also hinted that Google may bring back Authorship — no promises, of course.

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  • Google: Leave Your Authorship Markup On Your Page

    … Gary Illyes from Google said today at SMX East that webmasters and publishers should leave the authorship markup on their page. In August 2014, Google removed support for Authorship markup completely, not just the author image which dropped the June before. But to everyone’s surprise, Gary Illyes told the audience to keep authorship live…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
  • Official: Google Kills Authorship

    After three years the great Google Authorship experiment has come to an end … at least for now. Today John Mueller of Google Webmaster Tools announced in a Google+ post that Google will stop showing authorship results in Google Search, and will no longer be tracking data from content using rel=author markup.

    Eric Enge/ Search Engine Land- 42 readers -
  • Google+ Authorship Images Live On

    …. We all know the author links are still present in search results (shown above). As such, I would still strongly advise any clients of mine who are actively blogging to correctly implement authorship. But what if I told you that the profile images weren't completely gone? The Mixed Emotions Of Google Removing Authorship Mueller's announcement has…

    Aaron Friedman/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 53 readers -
  • Google Giveth & Google Taketh Away Author Icons

    … Google recently announced they'd be removing a major element from their search engine results pages (SERPs) that they've been featuring for the past couple of years: author icons. Since this is something we Local Marketers have enthusiastically encouraged, what does this mean for businesses now? Should you still incorporate authorship markup…

    Chris Silver Smith/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 28 readers -
  • Google Authorship Goes Down Again, Twice In One Week

    … Google Authorship is once again down for the count, second time within a one-week period. Authorship is the image you see next to the Google results of those who wrote the article, blog post or news story. Normally, Google's search results are sprinkled with them, but now, no search results are showing the authorship rich snippet. Here is what…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 16 readers -
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