So apparently google has dropped profile photos and circle count in search, and the CTR is supposed to be the same... I doubt it. Authorship images have always boosted my search CTR. Fuck google. https://plus.google.com/+JohnMueller/posts/PDkPdPtjL6j "We've been doing lots of work to clean up the visual design of our search results, in particular creating a better mobile experience and a more consistent design across devices. As a part of this, we're simplifying the way authorship is shown in mobile and desktop search results, removing the profile photo and circle count. (Our experiments indicate that click-through behavior on this new less-cluttered design is similar to the previous one.) For more information on using authorship on pages of your website, check outhttps://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1408986ï»¿"