We have maintained a popular WordPress plugin to easily put Google Authorship into a WordPress site for a couple of years now. Google Author Link has been download from the free plugin repository over 80,000 times. Pretty cool.
Today however we’ve heard that Google is dropping support for authorship all together.
It’s not all together a surprise. Back in June I wrote a blog post with news that Google was to remove the author’s images that were being displayed on search result pages. The writing was on the wall then that the end was possibly coming.
If you’d like to read more about the demise of authorship a good place to start is this post on SearchEngineLand.com.