Cartoon Authorship In Google's Rich Snippets

Jul 23, 2013 • 8:39 am | comments (8) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google has confirmed the complaints about authorship not showing in the search results. They said this is a bug that is impacting a "very few sites" in their index. The fix should be out eventually, as they are working on it.

So while my face still doesn't show up, you have cartoon images of @netmeg showing up instead. In all seriousness, netmeg is a great personality in the SEO space, so she deserves an authorship icon. But according to Google's authorship document, you need a "recognizable headshot as your profile photo."

Do you think netmeg looks like that cartoon representation? Maybe?

Cartoon Authorship In Google's Rich Snippets

This is the first time in a very long time, I've seen an icon or cartoon show up in the rich snippets for authorship.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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