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Lost my G+ Author photo in SERPS

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lolseo, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    Hi everyone,

    For months now i have had my author photo displaying in the SERPS for 2 of my sites.

    A few days ago i noticed these are no longer appearing for either site.

    Any reason as to what could have caused this, or any recommended actions as to what I should do?

    I haven't adjusted anything in my G+ profile, so i have no idea why its disappeared.

    Regards
     
  2. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    There has been an Authorship re-shuffle going on since monday. Good old G just like shaking things up. Havent done much examining but apparently they are favouring aged accounts.
     
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  3. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    According to several sources, the photo lessens the CTR rate anyway. Why anyone would like a photo next to a search result is beyond me. I find them annoying and useless.
     
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  4. umerjutt00

    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    My pic is also not appearing but a tag line is appearing like ths;

    - by Umerjutt00 - in xx,xxx circles

    but my pic is not appearing.. son't know the reason...
     
  5. cmax99

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    Same here, idk what is going on....
     
  6. sexwork101

    sexwork101 Registered Member

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    Really? I figured the photo would be eye catching and draw people to the link.

    Yes, my authorship photo is now missing from some of my SERPs but I have an adult entertainment blog so I was surprised I got the authorship photo at all :p
     
  7. smartalex

    smartalex Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have to disagree with this one. Pictures can play a great role of distracting the searcher's eye paths while scrolling down - and potentially connect and build trust. No one wants to buy from computers, they buy from people. Thus, seeing pictures do help.
     
  8. _Chip_

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    even mines missing
     
  9. jaselc

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    Same here, it is a new account. The image has been removed from from all searches, except for 1, which has been replaced with a video that is on the page it links too, of course! So I don't really know what is going on
     
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    In my niche... its been removed for all the websites..
     
  11. SkyrocketSEO

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    Fuck google authorship, who needs that crap anyway
     
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  12. michaelr1988

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    Lost it on all my sites too. It's bad news for me, authorship increased my click through rate quite a bit.
     
  13. blatchcorn

    blatchcorn Newbie

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    On a related issue, I just set up authorship on my blog but have not noticed it working on Google. How long should I expect to wait for it to work?
     
  14. Javado

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    When i search something i usually skiip those with pictures, i don't even know why.
     
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    Cause they all have that creepy smile
     
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    I skip them also, and I know why. :) Internet taught me how to become advertisement blind.
     
  17. lolseo

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    So now solution / reasons as to why this has happened or to get it back?
     
  18. thisismymp3

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    word on the street is if you have a mug face they take it down j/k, i read they were taking a lot of authors pictures out based on clicks or searches or appearances or something like that, theres going to be a drop in those showing, who wants to search for something and see 6 pics on the first page of google anyway
     
  19. Ash2012

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    While I appreciate all the different opinions on whether these look shit or not in the SERP I would like someone here to tell me their cold analysis of the CTR data they have produce from actual split tests. Until that appear it's pointless stating if you think they are good or bad.
     
  20. Yildiz

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    If your ranking hasn't been affected then no point in worrying at this point. I'm sure in a day or two we'll have a better understanding on why this is happening.