I have a website, each page is "evergreen content" meaning it's fairly static pages of organized information for visitors, as opposed to a blog where posts are typically associated with a topical and chronological listing.
I'm under the impression that with the new "nickname" policy for Google Plus, if I choose to implement it I can configure just that nickname to show (by itself) in the SERP's if I start to implement the Rel=author tag. Right?
(I wish someone who is using just a nickname would confirm this for me. Total anonymity isn't my concern. I'm just hoping for a way to limit the degree to which my name is plastered across the web.)
In regard to the author byline that does show up in the SERP's, for some listings (all really) I also see an associated date.
For relatively static pages like mine, will Google show a byline if the page contains rel=author tag but doesn't really have a blog (date) format?
What date will be used if the byline is shown (last updated, initially published, nothing)?