Google Authorship - Is it really dead?

  1. gitachud profile image89
    gitachudposted 3 years ago

    Google discontinued the authorship project a few months back.

    After the recent algorithm changes, I have observed that many websites that had verified authorship have gained top positions in the SERPS.

    Is it possible that Google used authorship information in their algorithm updates?

    Did you have Google Authorship and how are you performing post Panda/Penguin?

    1. profile image0
      sheilamyersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have Google authorship, but I haven't noticed any changes before or since the changes.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Google discontinued the practice of displaying author pictures, but they didn't abandon authorship completely.  They said they would continue to use that information in the background.