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Authorship photo coming and going?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by reallife, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have a site where the authorship photo was only showing on searches for one keyword and not others - and now it's disappeared from even that one keyword. The site is ranked #3 with two sites above it both showing photos, so this is killing me.
    Has anyone ever seen their photo appearing and disappearing, and found anything to solve the issue?
     
  2. irdeto

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    Yes I see this all over my various sites.

    I haven't done too much testing on it but I can only suspect it has something to do with how active your 'authorship' is on google.

    I have also noticed however that some niches don't even show pictures anymore so google may be scaling this idea back as a bad idea.
     
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    Authorship photos have been F***** up for a while now.

    Pretty much nothing you can do about it.
     
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  4. reallife

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    Thanks for the responses. I never had any issues with photos before this, so it's a new one for me. Maybe I'll try to generate some activity on the G account and see if that helps.