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Google Kills Authorship, Photos and All

Google Kills Authorship, Photos and All | MarketingHits |

First it was Authorship photos. Now, it's the whole shebang.

Yep, that's right -- Google Authorship is over. According to a Google+ post yesterday by Google Webmaster Tools' John Mueller, Google is removing authorship results from search and won't be tracking the rel=author tag data anymore (it'll be treated like any other type of markup on your website, and "won't cause problems," according to Mueller).

And the changes seem to be immediate. This search used to return results that looked like this (pre-Authorship photo removal):

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