Google’s bias has been a subject of scrutiny. Anyone who pays close attention will be appalled at how Google continues to favor some over others. When it comes to showcasing an author’s picture in Google, a website must go through a process, but the big sites preferred by Google do not have to go through this process. They are offered a free pass. Their author’s photographs appear in Google only because they have a Twitter account or a Google account, which is unfair to the rest of the world’s authors. This is another illustration of how Google favors big websites over others.
Is It Good That Google is Now Removing Author Photos?
Google is removing authorship photographs from most search engine results.
Many SEOs, frequently recommend that website owners link their writers to Google authorship. Now that Google has made it easier to authenticate authorship, would-be authors are clamoring for the opportunity to enhance their click-through rates and boost their brand’s visibility by putting actual individuals in search results.
What’s Going On With Author Photos?
Author images will no longer appear in most Search engine results. The modification will be rolled out globally.
Google plus verified authorship previously. Search snippets in the future will include the author’s name without a photo.
Why Is Google Removing Author Images?
Google announced that they were striving to improve search results’ visual appearance and produce a better mobile interface and a more uniform design across gadgets.
Google’s commitment to mobile-first design lends credence to this. It takes up a lot of screen space to view these images on the phone.
On the other side, many web admins are left scratching their heads because most of the web is evolving toward a more cinematic experience and the writer’s photos were a big hit.
What Remains the Same?
Despite the considerable shift in Google search results’ appearance, numerous elements remain the same.
First and Foremost, Authorship Remains
The loss of pictures does not signal that Google authorship is fleeting.
The Google Authorship program is still going strong. Google hasn’t completely abandoned the practice of putting bylines on search results for the authors they favor.
For Enhanced Snippets, One Needs To Validate Authorship
Google isn’t altering the rules for determining who wrote a piece. Your content can be verified through email or linked to your Google+ account, where a backlink to your site can be added from the “contributor” area.
Does Google Authorship Remain Worthwhile?
For many, the only incentive to authenticate the origin of a photograph was the chance to appear in the search results. There’s no doubt that this helped enhance self-esteem, regardless of whether or not an author saw an increase in traffic. As a result of the removal of the images, fewer people will work hard to be confirmed.
I think it is good. Google favored big companies. Without confirmation, their authors could appear with their profile photo on google and a link to their site. Now at least we will be treated equally.