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Google authorship is a feature that shows the names of writers alongside their content in search results, as well as a nice little picture from their Google+ profile.

Not only does it add a personal touch to content, it also shows Google what you're responsible for, and if it's worth showing.

But Google has recently announced they are removing the author's picture to search results, as well as the Google+ circle count.

According to a post by Google's Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst, John Mueller, the update is meant to clean up the visual experience for mobile users.

Mueller also claimed that this new design won't affect click-through-rates for authors.

However, in Google News, pictures of authors can still be found, but they are much smaller than before.