Tag Archives: Photos

The Smoking Gun: Deleted Google Author Photos Boost Ad CTR

September 26, 2014

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If you’ve been following developments in the search industry lately, you’ll have undoubtedly have come across discussions about Google’s recent decision to remove authorship photos from search results. We reported on this soon after the change went into effect, and other industry thought leaders like Rand Fishkin wasted no time weighing in, either.However, despite overwhelming […]

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The Real Reason Google Plus Authorship Photos Are Gone

September 8, 2014

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Googler John Mueller shocked the SEO industry last week with his announcement that Google is removing authorship photos and circle counts from the SERPs.The big question is: WHY? Why would Google kill a feature they had said would instill user trust in quality search results and help valuable content stand out?Why did they want us […]

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Google Calls Takebacks on Authorship Photos: An Alternate Theory

August 6, 2014

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When Google announced a couple of weeks ago that Google+ authorship markup would be disappearing from the SERPs, Larry and Rand Fishkin were on the same page – both suspected that the reason for the reversal was a loss of clicks on ads.As Larry put it, “Clicks on the search results page are basically a […]

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