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Remember when your profile pic showed up in the search results along with your article on Google? They're getting of it. I was tempted to feel like this doesn't mean anything, but I think the pic makes people click through. At any rate, it doesn't get rid of authorship, just the pic. More over here: http://searchengineland.com/google-play … unt-195163
If I'm understanding the article correctly, I think this is fantastic.
I always hated the idea that some writers got an alleged advantage just because they chose to participate in a particular social media platform. It was getting to the point where you felt almost bullied into the authorship markup even if you didn't otherwise care about it.
I see the value in Google+, but I'm glad they're making the playing field more even for those of us who aren't so social. Although this doesn't say authorship doesn't matter, or won't matter more in the future, at least it gets rid of some of the visual special treatment in the SERPs.
I am glad I saw this thread. I can now officially stop feeling guilty about my avatar choices not showing in search results. Spot is equally pleased at the cessation of this discrimination.
by Melanie Shebel5 years ago
When I did a Google search for one of my hubs, a different hubber's authorship is showing up attached to my hubs.I know this same thing is happening to another hubber as well... the same hubber's authorship (Marcy) is...
by Adrienne Janet Farricelli4 years ago
As others, I am saddened by the recent Google update and drop in traffic,(luckily I have my eggs in different baskets) but what really ticks me off is that articles written recently (like a month ago!) by the average...
by Victoria Lynn6 years ago
Are you likely to "follow" someone who doesn't have a profile picture posted?
by Ness5 years ago
Why do some hubbers have their photos in the Google search results?Often when searching on Google a hub is in the search results. Sometimes the hubbers profile picture is in the search results. Why does this...
by John Coviello5 years ago
Lately, I've noticed some Hubbers Have Their Picture along side Google Search Results for their Hubs. How is this done? Seems like it may be helpful to entice people to click on a Hub link in Google.
by Thomas Swan5 years ago
I have seen many articles in google search results which have the authors pic beside them. My Dad also told me recently about "claiming authorship" with google to get this to work.Is this possible with...
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