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 Removing Authors’ Google+ Photo, Circle Count in Search Results

Google has just announced a shakeup in how authors are displayed when attached to search results. The Authorship results, which feature an author’s Google+ profile pic, Google+ circle count, and a link to their profile are about to look a…

Google: We Use Author Rank In ‘Some Ways’

Last summer, Google launched “in-depth articles,” a section in the search results of some queries that highlights longer pieces related to the searched-for topic. Google’s Matt Cutts said this week (via Search Engine Roundtable) that “author rank” comes into play…

Google Is Apparently Reducing Authorship In Results

Matt Cutts spoke at Pubcon in Las Vegas, discussing numerous SEO topics as usual. Bruce Clay has a pretty good basic recap here. You can see 25 minutes of his speech here: There doesn’t appear to be a whole lot…

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 Tests Authorship-Like Results For Brands

Google is reportedly testing authorship-like search results for brands, where it shows company logos and Google+ circle information for the results, similar to how it shows author photos and Google+ circle information with authorship. With Authorship, it’s based on authorship…

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…