Why Did Google Stop Including Author Pictures In Search Results?
Did you know that Google no longer includes an Author's picture besides an article listed in its search results? Does anyone know why?
Yes, they did away with that fairly recently. I don't know all the reasons why, as there is a lot of speculation. One of the most likely reasons is that they instituted it in the hopes of drawing a lot more people into Google+ as an incentive when they were trying to push that. Other sites say simply it wasn't working as they had envisioned and only the really tech savvy and larger organizations were using it etc. Who knows? I do know I liked that feature and found it to be potentially helpful. As with all things Google they change so much it's impossible to keep up. I focus more on social media now and less on the big G. I've had enough lol.
Most of the people are now using a mobile device to search. A picture takes lots of space so Google has decided to do away with the display of profile picture sometime in June. The official word is - they want to offer "better mobile experience and a more consistent design across devices"
You can see John Mueller (of Google) post https://plus.google.com/113006028898915 … DkPdPtjL6j
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