Google Authorship Photos To End

Google is removing Authorship photos from its results, in the interests of decluttering its search pages.

Google introduced authorship a year or two ago, and I for one have been influenced to look at an article or take up a recommendation by seeing someone I know endorsing the article or recommendation.

And I set up authorship myself, eager to become a known authority on cats… (just joking).

I am in fact, according to Google, an authority on street performers passing unstrung tennis rackets down the length of their bodies.

But soon, along with thousands of others, my photo in Google Authorship will fade and be no more…


About David Bennett

photographer, blogger, greeting card publisher - love travelling, nature, books, culture, good conversation. Greeting card publisher at Flying Twigs
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16 Responses to Google Authorship Photos To End

  1. Seems as though each time Google develops an app/add-on/service that becomes popular, they quickly kill it. I too enjoy the thumbnail shown next to an article. *sigh*

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  3. [ Sighs ] What if everyone sent in a petion to Google in regards to not removing authorship photos? Do you think Google will comply?

    Thank you for posting this and for the record, I am all for the authorship photos.

  4. Bummer. I liked it for the same vain reason.

  5. Matt Masha says:

    Very sad to lose that feature :(; it really draws people to your page.

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