Google removes author photos from search results

In a post on Google+, Google’s John Mueller said that the profile photo and the Google+ circle count won’t be displayed anymore on the search result pages:

“We’ve been doing lots of work to clean up the visual design of our search results, in particular creating a better mobile experience and a more consistent design across devices.

As a part of this, we’re simplifying the way authorship is shown in mobile and desktop search results, removing the profile photo and circle count. (Our experiments indicate that click-through behavior on this new less-cluttered design is similar to the previous one.)”

There will be a clickable author name in the result page snippet but Google won’t display the big author image anymore.

Tom Cassy

Tom Cassy is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at “”.