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?
I have Google authorship, but I haven't noticed any changes before or since the changes.
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.
by Paul Goodman 6 years ago
Looks like Google made another algo change earlier this week. My traffic rose about 25% on my main HP account around this time, so I'm guessing the update was the cause. My traffic is still low by historical standards (down by more than a third from the start of the year), but I...
by Paul Edmondson 5 years ago
Hubbers, I'm sorry that we can't tell you why your traffic is going down or why Google was showing Hubs on hubpages.com and now has reverted to showing them on the subdomain. We are similarly frustrated. We do know Google announced a panda update last week. We also can see Hubs...
by Ellen 6 years ago
Okay, this is why I dreaded the coming changeover -- Google authorship was working just fine under the old format, but the new profile page won't recognize my Google profile URL because I have an old Google member profile.Which works just fine with Google authorship, but Hubpages' new profile...
by Kristin Trapp 5 years ago
A few weeks ago there was an issue with the wrong Google Authorship photos appearing in SERPs (i.e. Marcy's avatar showed up in the snippet for melbel's Hub). It seems to me, that ever since that issue was resolved, no Google Authorship photos show up any longer for any Hubbers. My authorship is...
by Tony Lawrence 6 years ago
Where are we on this?I see Google has added a new way to verify authors: http://www.google.com/support/webmaster … er=1408986That would seem to make things easier, though we would have to go back and edit hubs unless HP would provide a way to do this automatically if we wanted to (and...
by Glenn Stok 6 years ago
I was studying the Authorship Markup on the new profile format that has been released for staff only at this time. I noticed that the HTML link to other profiles is coded as rel="me nofollow". This defeats the purpose of rel="me" for Google authorship markup since...
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