Cyrus Shepard says, “Google gives, and Google takes away.

Even so, it came as a surprise when John Mueller announced Google will soon drop authorship photos from most search results.

This one hits particularly hard, as I’m known as the guy who optimized his Google author photo. Along with many other SEOs, I constantly advise webmasters to connect their content writers with Google authorship. Up until now, would-be authors clamored to verify authorship, both for the potential of increased click-through rates, and also for greater brand visibility by introducing real people into search results”.

Google Announces the End of Author Photos in Search: What You Should Know

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