Were Your Google Authorship Efforts All For Nothing?

Google introduced authorship support over three years ago, leading webmasters and anyone concerned with SEO to jump through a new set of hoops to make sure their faces were visible in Google search results, and hopefully even get better rankings…

Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely

Google announced that it is no longer using authorship markup or displaying author information in search results, saying that it just wasn’t as useful as expected. Actually, it was Google’s John Mueller who announced the change on his personal Google+…

Google Answers Questions About Authorship

Google posted to its Webmaster Central blog today to address seven questions the company is commonly hearing about authorship, or rel=”author”. The post discusses what kinds of pages can be used with authorship, use of company mascots as authors, language…

Authorship May Already Substantially Impact Google Rankings

It’s been pretty clear for quite a while that Google really likes its authorship signal, and aims to improve it, and make it matter more in search. True enough, the feature does have its benefits when it comes to associating…

Google Will Continue To Improve How It Handles Authorship, Look For Other Ways To Use It

Over the past couple of years, it has become abundantly clear that authorship will continue to play an increasingly important role in how Google determines when and how to rank some types of content in search results. Nothing is changing…

Google Authorship Can Help “Level The Playing Field” In Search Visibility

Last summer, Google announced that it would begin supporting authorship markup, or rel=”author”. It’s still in pilot mode, but Google has been making use of it in search results ever since, in increasing numbers, as more web content authors use…

Why Google Is Picky About Profile Pictures

Google is kind of anal about profile pictures. We already knew this, but it has been confirmed with a new post from MG Siegler on his personal blog. He tells the story about how Google deleted his profile photo, which…

Google Cans Author Search Operator in Google News In Favor of Authorship

You may have noticed by now that Google is placing a lot of emphasis on authorship these days. Just last week, they announced the addition of authorship clicks and impressions to Webmaster Tools. Apparently Google is pushing authorship markup so…

Google Authorship Clicks And Impressions Added To Webmaster Tools

We know that who you are is more important in Google now. Google has been pushing authorship markup for months. This ties you, as an author of content, to your Google Profile, which is linked to from a picture of…

Authorship in Google Results to Include Comments, Expanded Circles Features

Google continues to make changes to the authorship element it displays in search results. Yesterday, we reported on Google now letting you set it up by verifying your email address on your Google Profile, though this makes your email address…