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What's Google Up to Now: Authorship Photos Getting Cleaned Up

Mark Anderson - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Google’s John Mueller has announced that Google is making a major change in the search results around authorship. Specifically, Google is dropping the profile photo and circle count from the search listings where authorship is assigned to a web page. [Source: Search Engine Land]

What Google Said. Let’s start with the only official word we have on this so far, the Google+ post from John Mueller announcing this change. In it Mueller said:

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.)

Tips for a Great Google Plus Profile

- Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Whether you’re new to Google Plus or a bit more of a veteran, it is important to have an awesome profile set up. Many, however, aren’t really sure what they should have on their profile or how to best set it up. Here, I want to help you fix that with my tips to create a great Google Plus profile. [Source:]

To clarify any confusion, this post is related to personal profiles not brand pages. Although similar, there are differences between the two. More

Action Required for Google Plus Bussiness Page Owners

Mark Anderson - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

If you’re a Google Page Manger and are receiving an e-mail with the subject line reading: “Action Required: You have 3 weeks to save your Google Places listing”, you’re not going to want to ignore it.

Verified by Jade Wang, Google Business Community Manager, that this email is legitimate, this email is Google’s way of saying that they are making changes to Google Places for Business and Google Maps, and that this “action” by Google Places page owners is one of them.  More

Google+ and SEO Backlinking

- Saturday, January 11, 2014

So what's the deal with all this backlinking? What links are nofollow and what links are dofollow? It sounds confusing because, even on the same site or social media platforms, one link in a specific place can generate a follow, where in another place it will generate a nofollow. You've got to know what links to put where in order for you to reap the benefits of having them. This is especially important on your Google+ Personal Profile and your Google+ Business Page. More