25 Jun '14, 9pm

Google to Remove Author Images from Search Results

Google's John Mueller announced on Google+ today that Google will cease showing author profile images and Google+ circle counts in desktop and mobile search results. This global change will roll out over the next few days. "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," he wrote. "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." Here's what my authorship looks like: And here's what the simplified authorship will soon look like: While usability and eye-tracking tests have shown that having an image appearing in the search results increases click-through rates and attracts users' eyes to a result a searcher might otherwise overlook, Mueller commen...

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