But didn’t Google stop using authorship in August 2014? Yes they did but Google did keep using them for in-depth articles.
Up until October 2015, Google recommended that you keep authorship on your pages but that advice now seems to be out the window.
Gary Illys clearly said Google does not use authorship “at all.” He added, “we fixed that problem,” meaning the need for Google to use authorship.
Danny Sullivan, founding editor of Search Engine Land, asked how does Google know who wrote an article. Gary replied that Google knows by “reading” the content.
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