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Google has stopped using authorship completely, even for in-depth articles

Authorship is now officially and completely dead. Gary Illyes from Google said authorship is not used at all at Google anymore.
http://searchengineland.com/google-stop-using-authorship-completely-even-indepth-articles-252480

Well, this is a bummer for any optimists out there.
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Yep, saw that coming  a year ago. :)  Thanks for the confirmation. Regards, Joe
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Scott Fell, EE MVE2016-07-21 06:28 AMID: 1925327
A long time ago I used to get excited about playing with Google API's. But they prove time and time again it is not worth the effort because it takes just a short time for something to go away and effort wasted.
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