Google removes author photos from search results

In a post on Google+, Google’s John Mueller said that the profile photo and the Google+ circle count won’t be displayed anymore on the search result pages:

“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.)”

There will be a clickable author name in the result page snippet but Google won’t display the big author image anymore.

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Johannes Selbach

Johannes Selbach is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at "http://blog.seoprofiler.com".

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