littlecubpanda - 1:28 am on Jul 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
Interesting... wouldn't really work for me, unless I just wanted to go back to having no photo but still have a Google+ affiliation. Which may be best.
Seeing as how there has been a slight CTR drop this week for my top search term, which puts me at #1, I'm a little concerned, because the photo started showing up this week. That's an early red flag people are moving on to the second and third options because of the photo (because traffic is still up week over week).
Anyway, people aren't searching the name of the organization, they're searching things entirely unrelated -- so rel=publisher would NOT show up virtually ever -- again, this might be a good thing! I'm CONCERNED about that damn photo!
"Rel=Author shows the author’s photo and name on all SERPs that have been attributed – you do not have to search for the author’s name specifically. However, with Rel=Publisher it only “triggers” the extra feature when you type in nothing but the brand. I.E. “Waterstones” not “Watersones store London”. If you think about it, if you search for a brand the chances are high that you are already pretty familiar with them. So the fact that you get to see their logo and most recent activity on G+ is neither here nor there."