Author in Google search results
So I decided to play with the author “box” in Google search results...
Added invisible link to my empty Google profile... For now the author is not shown.
#7 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk almost 6 years ago
Looks like I’m not alone: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/webmasters/structured-data
Thus the explanation can be:
To increase the likelihood of author information returning in search it is best to follow Google guidelines. I recommend removing the rel=“author” tag from pages not suited for authorship, for example, homepage, category pages, archives as well as any other pages that contain a listing of articles. In a nutshell the tag should only appear on blog post pages or pages with a single-article.
Time to move the authorship tag to Meta?..
#8 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk about 5 years ago