Authorship Picture is Gone
You are lucky. At least you SAW it.
I have never once seen mine, on any of 200 pages.
I checked many different pages in Webmaster Tools.
Every one was fine - "blessed".
But that is bull, because it has never worked.
Is my kisser THAT ugly? I've seen many far less appropriate pics.
Is it necessary to add "publisher markup" as well?
Is there some trick to doing that?
I tried to create it, but it wouldn't let me.
I have changed my "authorship markup" twice - what a pain.
Because early on, Google changed the code, AT LEAST twice.
I jumped through all their hoops, to no avail.
> hardest: Rating submitted: G shows ratings stars and author line
> medium: No rating submitted yet so G shows author pic instead
> low: G considers page not suitable for either ratings star or author pic so just shows author line
There IS a fourth category -
> junk: not even an "author line"
I am very close to ripping all that "authorship boloney" out.
Why bother, when it gets you NOTHING, but frustration?
I will go with the author metatag, and let it go at that.