Google Authorship By Line Sometimes Does Not Show Image

May 21, 2014 - 8:35 am 18 by

Mark Traphagen, who follows Google+ and authorship more than anyone else I know (it is a bit obsessive in a good way), said that Google has ended the byline only Authorship results in Google. He posted this on Google+ and I scratched my head.

What does that mean? Did Google ever show a byline without an image? Mark said they did starting in December and now, all bylines show images. Well, truth is, it doesn't seem to be.

I searched for [google authorship] and spotted many cases of bylines with the author's image but also a case or two without.

Here are screen shots:

With Image:

Google Authorship By Line With Image

Without Image:

Google Authorship By Line Without Image

So I did learn something new, I really thought they always showed images, but I guess they do not.

Forum discussion at Google+.


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