• http://www.heavied.com Derrik Jacobson

    Have any insights as to how this will look for a user who is logged into Gmail, Google+, etc. versus a user that is not? Perhaps a little “Join the Google+ community” link in the “Add to Circle” place-holder space? It’s all about driving traffic/adoption to Google+, right?

  • http://www.justoutsourcing.com Nicole Miller

    Anyone else get the feeling Google’s search results are slowly transforming into status updates commonly seen on Twitter, Facebook, and others?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/greekgeek G.G.

    Google just removed my authorship as well, after it had been working for about a month. Is there any clue why Google is doing this?

    Google seems to have very, very narrow rules about authorship, much more narrow than the actual code for rel=”me” and rel=”author” is supposed to require.

  • https://plus.google.com/115747840685138033365/about N.S.

    Sure Nicole, I cant even imagine how brand pages in Google + will effect local businesses with search results.

  • http://silvery.com Chris Silver Smith

    Matt, my authorship snippet treatment was working for my personal blog for a week or two, and it disappeared directly after I changed my profile picture on my Google+ profile. I don’t know if that kicked it back for editorial review or what.

    I’m sorta glad I wasn’t the only one singled out.

  • Matt McGee

    Thx Chris. I haven’t touched my Google+ profile, nor any of the setup related to rel=author. In my case, at least, it can’t be related to any edits.

  • http://www.seowebgeek.com Brian Parnall

    My author snippet was showing for a grand total of 3 days. Also, my clients were showing a month ago for a week then they disappeared too.

    Might it have something to do with how many people in Circles etc?

  • http://www.seowebgeek.com Brian Parnall

    My author snippet was showing for a grand total of 3 days. Also, my clients were showing a month ago for a week then they disappeared too.

    Might it have something to do with how many people in Circles etc?

    I think it is a gret little touch and makes the search listing stand out but I am a little confused as to why they have disappeared. Part of me thinks it is down to my site being IM related

  • brettburky

    Is there any reference material that any of you know of that can help better understand how they even pull the information in the first place? Or maybe a way to optimize for this rel=author?

    Seems like currently you have to really take use of Google + to make it all come together. Which is fine, but a lot of times you don’t have a circle that big unless you are Danny Sullivan.

  • http://www.katandmouse.com Kathy Long

    Evidently, you get special treatment, Matt. Your handsome mug is showing up in my queries, but none of the others I know who are in my circles and who have the rel=”author” implementation are. I wonder if you’ve done something differently. ??

  • Matt McGee

    You’re too kind, Kathy – thx. It’s still quite a mystery how and why (and who) they choose to implement the rel=author. I imagine they’re just going very slowly with the support for it.