Here's What Google Search Without Author Photos Looks Like
The rollout of the new Google search with author photos removed just hit me. There is a slight difference between logged out and personalized search.Logged Out of Google
In non-personalized search, as predicted, only a byline shows. It appears right under the site URL and in line with the beginning of the meta description.
I'm seeing a lot of bylines for certain queries, more than there were author photos in those queries earlier today. That is in line with what +John Mueller
said in yesterday's Webmaster Central Hangout, that for now all one needs to get a byline is a correct Authorship connection on the page that Google can parse. No more differentiation of "better" authors as there was when you could have a photo or a byline.Personalized Search
The big news for personalized (logged in to your Google account) search is that _author photos may still show for Google+ posts by people you have in your circles. See the example for +Joshua Berg
below. Every other authorship result now looks just like those in the logged out search example.
This means another huge advantage for those who are active on Google+ and who have built a large following. You will stand out even more in relevant searches for people who are in your network, especially since there will be no other author photos crowding out yours! #googleauthorship #authorship #googleauthorrank #authorrank