Google Authorship Disappearing From Search Results

During few days, we were closely watching Google Authorships slowly getting removed from several blogs. First, we thought that it might be a bug or something. However, today we come across a devastating fact that Google has removed Verified Authorships not only from Low Quality blogs, but some highly professional blogs are also affected. It means Google is preparing something that could either hurt bloggers from top to bottom or could easily turn the tables towards them. We are still not sure whether Google is updating their publisher system, or there is any other reason behind it. Nonetheless, it is pretty much clear that it may slightly decrease your traffic because Google Verified authorship was your ticket to get featured on Search engine free of cost. (Our Authorship is also disabled)

From few days, we were receiving the best traffic peak of our whole month. First we thought. It is due to the back to back Panda and EMD algorithm updates, which is quite logical. However, the strange thing is that after our Authorship got removed our visitors started multiple more rapidly like a sports car which made us more curious. Following screenshot shows that how much traffic has increased during the absence of Google authorship. 

Then, we tried to utilize Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool (Rich Snippet Tool) to detect whether there is any problem with the website or it’s a bug, and fortunately each and every URL was picture perfect it was showing the associated Author Image along with Linked publisher Profiles. Following screenshot shows that there is no error in Rich Snippet Tool, but still they are not showing verified authorship in Google search engine.
Another weird thing we noticed was that the Authorship was not entirely removed from every single page. For Example, our “About us” Page still triggers the Verified authorship so this is the confirmation that technically everything clean. Still it appears to be a mystery that why Google is doing all these kinds of experiments on well-established blogs. We have checked many blogs out of which 80 percent don’t have Authorship any more.
Since, Google is updating its Author tool so that could be the reason why lots of blog have lost their verified authorships. While on the other hand, the introduction of different kinds of attribution i.e. Rel=”Author”, Rel=”Publisher” and Rel=”me” could be the biggest reason behind the removal of verified author rank from Google search engine.

This doesn’t mean that your site is also having the save problem. However, for your satisfaction check whether you still are a Google Verified publisher. Simply search different pages of your website in search engine to check whether the publisher Image Thumbnail is appearing beside your website. Moreover, you can also utilize the Rich Snippet tool to make sure that technically everything is sound and working perfectly.

From The Editor’s Desk:
Still we are neither confirming nor declining that there is nothing fishy going around in Google department. They published two foremost algorithm updates in a week, and now suddenly Authorship gets disappeared from the search engine. Coming day’s will surely going to tell what was the real issue behind it. We will keep you updated through the latest updates about it till then peace, blessings and happy Googling.

The Editorial Team of MyBloggerLab consists of a group of Professional Blogger geeks Led by Syed Faizan Ali (Founder of MyBloggerLab).

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October 5, 2012 at 3:53 AM

the homepage will not open if you are signed in Chrome and searching your site.

October 5, 2012 at 4:32 AM

yes syed you are right my homepage is safe it showing but on post pages google says by "sunil bishnoi" it only showing name on post pages.

October 5, 2012 at 4:38 AM

I have already commented that whats the problem with google?i have registered for authorship since last week and not got my authorship but i am getting perfect it in snippet tool.i was thinking that its crawl error but you are right.its google problem.

October 5, 2012 at 4:47 AM

Syed sir,one question is striking in my mind since google has closed adsense for feed.What are the chances that they will also close adsense for bloggers content and only top site and premier user will be allowed for adsense?

October 5, 2012 at 4:59 AM

how about my blog in your place my friend? ;)
what is good ;))
nice share \m/

October 5, 2012 at 5:28 AM

But after Google removing the authorship some blogs traffic is getting high like my site. Thanks for the informative post.


Editorial Team MOD
October 5, 2012 at 7:28 AM

Yes, We heard that Sad News that We cannot Use Adsense on Feeds. However, Google don't have the stamina to Close Adsense for Blogger Because it is there main source of income. Google earns its almost half earning though Adsense so we are sure that Adsense will remain on Blogger. Peace

Editorial Team MOD
October 5, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Yes, That Indeed True but we think its due to the Back To Back Algorithm updates. Peace

Editorial Team MOD
October 5, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Its Working Fine, But there is no Verified Authorship. Peace

October 5, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Google updates too much in their search algorithm in this year too bad for every blogger

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October 5, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Even you should disappear with a fake blog like yours !!

Editorial Team MOD
October 6, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Firstly, This is not MY blog it is owned by 9000+ Bloggers who are its loyal readers and Followers. We do Respect your Views but not for this time because we admire our self.

You can be negative but you cannot expect the other one to do same. We aren't going to remove your comment because we feel everyone should have their point of view.

I Guess we have not accepted your Guest Posts and that is the reason why your views have become negative. However, You are openly welcome to contribute now the decision is all yours. Peace and Blessings

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