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Anybody had Google Authorship Re-Instated?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jaselc, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. jaselc

    jaselc Regular Member

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    I know that Google reduced the number of searches that showed the blog owners Google Authorship picture. This happened in December and there were a few posts about it on here! Has anybody who lost theirs actually had it reinstated yet?

    I believe it was based on the quality/authority of the site and not the actual person. Would be interested to see if anyone has managed to get theirs back yet?
     
  2. Conor

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    I never lost mine which is a good sign I guess.
     
  3. jaselc

    jaselc Regular Member

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    I only activated mine about 1 week before Google decided to reduce it (typical) It showed up for that week and then disappeared. I read somewhere that a lot of black&white images were removed but I don't think there was any real evidence of this!!!
     
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    Mine also stopped displaying after 2 weeks, may be because there was 0 activity on my g plus account.
     
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    I'm using black and white photo and it still shown.
     
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    From memory it was only some niches that lost it? Can't remember where I read that.
     
  7. jaselc

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    There are still a lot of sites in my niche that still have it, so It can't be that. I'll just keep improving my authority and hopefully it will be back soon!!
     
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    I had that issue with some of my blogs.
     
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    Damn thanks bro! Mine was a B&W and it was a serious 200+ page authentic content blog. I will give it a shot and see if it works!


     
  10. jaselc

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    Ok mate, please let me know if it works!!!
     
  11. jaselc

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    Woohoo! My google authorship is showing again in the searches. Maybe my site gained a bit more authority or maybe it was an increase in my g+ followers!!

    funnily enough my image came back and my rankings dropped 3 positions. Haha

    sure I'll be number 1 in no time
     
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    I had my pic removed and it is still not re-instated. I had around 1300 G+ followers and some nice activity on my profile.. but i was using picture of a cartoon character :) Maybe that's the reason they removed it.
     
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    yes i have also copy a lot of images from other sources is that a problem?
     
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    I seriously doubt it my friend. Many people share content over a social platform and it is expected...

     
  15. jaselc

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    Hmmmm.... After having my Google Authorship re-instated 4 month ago, it seems to have disappeared again. Anyone else had this?