27 Jun Google Drops Authorship photo and circle count
John Mueller announced that Google are applying minor changes to authorship.
These changes will remove the photo and Google+ circle count from search results, leaving just the authors name which links to their Google+ profile.
Google claim that their investigation on click behavior showed that there are improvements when the search results are less cluttered with information such as profile images and Google+ circle counts. Time will tell if this is the case for all websites.
The following images are from SearchEngineLand.com
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