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12/16/13
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Taneja V

Google authorship picture disappeared

I've read the FAQs and searched the help center. 
My URL is: www.bruisedpassports.com

My authorship information was appearing in search results till Thursday, 12th December just fine. I had even received an email from Google saying "welcome to Google Authorship" on 27th November. All of a sudden, the picture was gone from google search pages.

I didn't change anything on my google+ profile. (https://plus.google.com/+SaviVid)

I have tested on the structured data testing tool and it shows me the picture.

A little clueless as to what else to do, and a little frustrated too since it was working great and all of a sudden it's not. Could it be because of our profile picture? is there a way to tell if it's because of the profile picture?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot

Vid

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Shannon...
12/16/13
Shannon...
Hey Taneja,

I am not an expert in this, however until someone chimes in with a specific answer for you, check out this article.  Perhaps you may catch an important step that you may have accidently overlooked.

"Author information not appearing"

Regards,
Shannon
12/16/13
Original Poster
Taneja V
Hi Shannon,

I did read and follow those instructions before posting the question :) 

All looks as it should on my posts (I am using the rel="author" method to establish authorship).

Regards,
Vid
Gaieus
12/16/13
Gaieus
It appears to me both when searching for an individual article and when searching for the main site (see attached). Note that Google does not always show the authorship (for some reason) for certain queries but apparently it "knows" about your authorship. Try with different queries, try when logged out of your Google account (or browse in an incognito window).



12/17/13
Original Poster
Taneja V
You are right. It must have started appearing again yesterday. I could see it again after clearing my browser's history. Still not sure why google took it down though, but well, as long as it is up again, not so fussed ;)

Thanks all
12/17/13
Original Poster
Taneja V
Well, it disappeared again overnight, and I can't see it signed-in, signed-out, incognito, or after clearing history.

Looks like a bug or maybe google is trying something out?

Any help / tips appreciated. I have read the FAQs and the picture appears in the structured data testing tool.

Again, not a deal breaker, but a nice to have, especially since it has been there all along.

Thanks


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TSMG
5/25/14
TSMG
Hi Grace, I like that tool as you can test all sorts of things on there, twitter cards, open graph search etc. It appeared it was my custom URL that was stopping Google Authorship from working as when I attached my content to my original URL it worked and when I personalised it it didn't. However now I see that it was just the tool that didn't pick it up with the personalised url. Thanks for help me reach this conclusion! Hi Grace, I like that tool as you can test all sorts of things on there, twitter cards, open graph search etc. It appeared it was my custom URL that was stopping Google Authorship from working as when I attached my content to my original URL it worked and when I personalised it it didn't. However now I see that it was just the tool that didn't pick it up with the personalised url. Thanks for help me reach this conclusion!
 
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