Google: It Is Now Safe To Remove Authorship Markup, We Don't Use It Anymore

Jun 24, 2016 • 7:41 am | comments (12) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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So after almost two years since Google officially killed authorship, Gary Illyes from Google said it is finally safe to remove authorship markup from your pages.

Just a few months ago, Gary said don't remove authorship from your pages, that Google may still use it. We know they used it for in-depth articles still, but not any more.

Gary Illyes said Google now doesn't use them at all. He said they have other ways to know who wrote which articles and no longer depend on authorship to determine it. So it is safe to remove authorship from your pages.

I do miss authorship, but who am I?

Here are some tweets from the SMX Advanced AMA with Google with Gary Illyes, which you can also watch on Facebook:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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