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Google Announces They Dropped Rich Snippet Author Images From SERPS

Google Announces They Dropped Rich Snippet Author Images from SERPS 

If you go to the Google Structured Data Testing Tool and add your sites, you will still see a preview of your profile photo but in the search pages we will no longer see our photos pop up. 

Google also dropped our circle counts. This is not just for real estate agents but for every search except we have seen some news media sources still having their logo showing up. 

Google authorship images no longer appear

John Mueller from Google said they did some “experimenting” and “discovered” there was no difference in CTR. Hmmm, that is not what they said before:). Even in the webmasters tools section Google was promoting everyone to do their authorships stating that you would get better CTR. 

Well, of course, you are going to get more clicks on search results with visual images than just text entries. Google is saying that this is being done to make the mobile search experience appear smoother. But then they have said things before that were not really true, so who knows! 

The chatter in the SEO forums and Google + communities is that all of our author images were distracting people from clicking on the ads, the pay per click ads. Some say big brands are complaining their CTR is dropping because searchers are clicking on images of people in organic listings. That does make a lot of sense although it is speculation. 

Whatever their real reasoning is, it is what it is. 

One more reason to understand that internet marketing is constantly changing and we should not ever rely on any one source for all your traffic, clicks or contacts. 

Guess What Country in the World is the Best To Invest in Real Estate and Business?

Guess What Country in the World is the Best To Invest in Real Estate and Business? You May Just Be Surprised. 

Please place your guess in the comment section below. 

This country has made gigantic reforms economically recently and is aggressively embracing free market principles. 

Magical forest in Rostuse, Macedonia

Here are a few clues to help you guess which country this is: 

1. 10% flat tax for businesses and investors making this a very appealing country to invest in. 

2. 10% flat tax for personal income. 

3. Tax holiday for up to 10 years if you buy property to build commercially on in the TIDZ's. 

4. Listed as the 3rd best reformer in the world.

5. It only takes 4 hours to register your company!!!! 

6. Totally WiFi country-wide and very technologically advanced.

7. English is the main language being taught in the schools now. 

8. Great ally to the U.S.A and people there love Americans. 

9. U.S. citizens do NOT need a visa for entry. 

10. Huge Commercial Real Estate investment opportunities. 

11. Duty Free access to a market of over 650 million customers through trade agreements. 

12. Geo- Strategically located. 

13. High quality of life. 

14. It is absolutely beautiful there. 

Guess What Country in the World is the Best To Invest in Real Estate and Business?

Guess What Country in the World is the Best To Invest in Real Estate and Business? You May Just Be Surprised. 

Please place your guess in the comment section below. 

This country has made gigantic reforms economically recently and is aggressively embracing free market principles. 

Here are a few clues to help you guess which country this is: 

1. 10% flat tax for businesses and investors making this a very appealing country to invest in. 

2. 10% flat tax for personal income. 

3. Tax holiday for up to 10 years if you buy property to build commercially on in the TIDZ's. 

4. Listed as the 3rd best reformer in the world.

5. It only takes 4 hours to register your company!!!! 

6. Totally WiFi country-wide and very technologically advanced.

7. English is the main language being taught in the schools now. 

8. Great ally to the U.S.A and people there love Americans. 

9. U.S. citizens do NOT need a visa for entry. 

10. Huge Commercial Real Estate investment opportunities. 

11. Duty Free access to a market of over 650 million customers through trade agreements. 

12. Geo- Strategically located. 

13. High quality of life. 

14. It is absolutely beautiful there.